August 23rd, 2010
11:06 AM ET

Religious leaders speak out against International Burn a Quran Day

Response so far to an event billed as a Gathering for Peace, Understanding and Hope has been "overwhelmingly positive," a minister in Gainesville, Florida, told CNN on Monday. The event is planned in response to a local church's International Burn a Quran Day.

As part of the Gainesville Interfaith Forum - made up of Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus - Trinity United Methodist Church will host the event September 10, the night before the planned burning of the Quran.

The nondenominational Dove World Outreach Center said it will host the Quran-burning event on the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks. The group said it will remember 9/11 victims and take a stand against Islam. With promotions on its website and Facebook page, it invites Christians to burn the Muslim holy book at the church from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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  1. Angelique

    Every Muslim is equal so how can you say KKK Quran? Idiot!

    August 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Yeahimright

    Who really cares, These books are often read without understanding anyway. Therefore they contain truth and deceit depending on the reader, Divinity doesn't need your misconceptions whether they be by the book that taught you, The person that fooled you, or the donkey you rode in on. These actions only have meaning to fools. I'm really starting to get really sick of all the stupidity that rules the world. I have a book for all of you people that think these things mean anything.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dave

    Symbolic protest of any kind (burning books, lighting candles, protest marches, etc.)is useless, fundamentally stupid and a complete waste of time and energy. If you have a problem with Muslims, man-up, join the Army and go to Afghanistan and have at them. If you have a problem with oil spills in the Gulf, develop an alternative to fossil fuels and plastics. If you have a problem with the government, run for office.

    Just shut up and do something!!

    Love and kisses,
    Dave

    August 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. teabagplus

    Why is the "main stream media" adding to the insanity by giving so much time and space to, birthers, deathers, people who believe the President of the United States is not only Muslim, but is anti American. Just about every day we have new unfounded and just plain silly innuendos, distortions, and outright lies and talking points from the right wing bloggers/teabaggers and other assorted crackpots, that find there way into not only Fox, but CNN and MSNBC, as if they were just like any other news story. the cynic in me believes many of the pundits secretly agree with the crack pots.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Perry

    This reminds me of when the Nazis rounded up what they considered to be unacceptable books and burned them while the goose-stepped in circles around the pyres.

    August 24, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mohmed Irfan

    Salaam, Do you really think Muslims were involved in September 11 attack? Do we really have data about the people on the flight that caused destruction? I am a Muslim and I strongly believe in Prophet Jesus. But the people have altered the words of thy and made it to their convenience. The upcoming so called mega event ' BURN A QURAN' is the live example of it. If it proceeds then the countdown for Christians all over the world will started. Sad part is Innocent MUSLIM and CHRISTIANS will die.I wish this event does not happen and people live all over the world peacefully. If possible find the culprit and punish him. Please do not associate terrorists with ISLAM. ISLAM always talks about peace and brotherhood.

    August 26, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. azuquarks

    hey terry ! u not want 2 burn quran bt u gng 2 wnt 2 burn bible coz quran is d word from god ! who s god of moses,jesus,joseph,maryam(mari),adam etc. by the by in quran every above messengers are coming so if a true christian want 2 burn d word tellng jesus is messiah ? if a pure christian want 2 burn d word tellng marry is pure lady ! if a pure christian want 2 burn a word tellng joseph is gr8 man n he s priced by god ! oh pple think yourself ! one day wil come 2 teach what they done ! inshah allah !

    August 27, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. MOHAMED SAMEER ANWAR

    You may burn quran.......But you can't burn the QURAN which lies in the every muslim's hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 28, 2010 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. SENANNAS

    Burning "QURAN" cant'nt do nothin to it ..Coz QURAN is in the safe hands of "THE GOD"...

    August 29, 2010 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. zameer

    salams
    do you think that burning the holy book quran is a good idea don't make that almighty get annoyed we are just a human being there is one who known as Allah think of him i know what happen to the people those who insulted quran in srilanka they died in horrible way believe me don't take that risk Cristian people are our brotherhood our elders pls don't do this to us there can be old testimony and new testimony but the last testimony is Quran those who are doing terrorism intension of killing innocent human being are not consider as Muslims pls don't do this

    August 30, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. ahmad shekib tahiry

    INSULTING TO HOLY ISLAM IS INSULTING TO ALL HUMAN BECOUSE QURAN IS AROOT NOT ONLY FOR MUSLIM BUT FOR ALL HUMANITARIAN IN THE GOLOBLE BURNING THE HOLY QURAN INDCED INSULTING TO ALL SKY BOOKS THIS IS QURAN THAT COVER ALL THE BOOKS .
    IT COVER ALL THE BOOK S TOWRAT ENGIL ZABOOR BUT JUST U FOLWING THE ENGIL AND TOWRAT BOOK
    YIOU SHOUD KNOW THAT THE ALLAH KEEP THE RESPONED OF UNRECEPEKED HUMAN OR POEPLE
    AND THE SEND THE BIG PANISHMENT FOR THEM AND YOU WILL HAVE A SEVERE PUNISHEMET IN THE FUTURE
    AND ALL DOCES POEPLE THE MAEK THIS PLEAN ALLAH WILL TEAK HIS FUAKING LIFE .
    IF GOD WELL ALL OF THAT PEOPLE ALLAH WELL KILD ALL THEM

    September 4, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. Anhar Kordy

    Burn the Quran will hurt millions of Muslims in the whole world who dont have any relation with the united estate but by burning the quran you are starting fire of hatne in the whole world against the country who accepted and allowed a holy book to be burned there.
    For all the people in the world who love and want peace stop the chain of burning that will start on 11 September and sure it will never over because am saying it clearly that no one on the whole world will accept to burn his holy book
    stop the fire before it start again and it will eat us all Muslim,christian and Jewish
    PEACE ON EARTH ALL THE PROPHETS WANTED THE PEACE ON EARTH STOP THE CRAZY PPL WHO HUMILIATE ANY RELIGION

    September 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Anhar Kordy

    that man only want to be famous he can not do any thing to QURAN BURNING A BOOK DOESN'T BURN THE MEANING OF THE BOOK WHICH IS IN THE HEART AND MIND OF MILLIONS ON EARTH STUPID IDEA TO THINK BY BURNING A BOOK YOU WILL BECOME A NATIONAL HERO ALEXANDRIA GREAT LIBRARY WAS BRUNET BUT WE STILL HAVE THE HISTORY OF THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE CHRIST! BURNING A BOOK DOES NOT BURN THE MEANING INSIDE THE BOOK! HE IS JUST TRY TO GET FAMOUS AND THE BEST THING IS IGNORE SUCH PPL

    September 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Anhar Kordy

    الى كل مسلم هنا تجاهلو ولا نعطوه اهميه فلو تكلمنا عنه كتيرا سوف يكبر و يشتهر و هذا هو ما يريد نحن نحترم الاديان السماويه فلا تتجادلو مع الجاهلين

    September 7, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. go ahead

    go ahead burn the quran...BUT watch out your life will never be the same again....get ready for hell on earth...

    September 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
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