Vatican, Hillary Clinton and Angelina Jolie Speak Against Koran Burning
A few days before the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the United States, statements speaking against a planned burning of the Holy Book of Islam went pouring in.
Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center said that they are planning to burn the Koran, the Holy Book of the Muslim world on the day of the anniversary.
The Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue of the Vatican stated that terrorist attacks “cannot be counteracted by an outrageous and grave gesture against a book considered sacred by a religious community.” It also insisted that every religion “has the right to respect and protection.”
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the idea is a “disgraceful plan.” She is hoping that the pastor will not push through with it.
Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie, who is currently in Pakistan, said this when asked about the pastor’s plan: “I have hardly the words… that somebody would do that to somebody’s religious book.”
US General David Petraeus, the Commander of the International Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, said that the burning of the Koran will endanger the lives of the US troops.