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Iran Condemns Koran Burning By US Pastor Terry Jones


(RFE/RL) — Iran has denounced the April 28 burning of copies of the Koran by U.S. pastor Terry Jones in the state of Florida.

A statement issued by Iran’s Foreign Ministry on April 29 called the act “insulting and provocative” and urged the United States to apologize to the Muslim World.

Jones burned the Korans and a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed to protest the imprisonment in Iran of Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani.

Nadarkhani, 32, was arrested in 2009 and was sentenced to death for apostasy in connection with his conversion.

His death sentence was overturned by the Iranian Supreme Court in February.

The Pentagon had asked Jones to refrain from burning the Korans out of concern for the safety of NATO forces in Afghanistan.


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One thought on “Iran Condemns Koran Burning By US Pastor Terry Jones

  • April 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Those who burn paper Cannot destroy HOLY Works which are far above their small powers to add tro or detract from. The only thing they can destroy is their own souls and humanity. Iranians of all walks of life would be wise to recognise Terry Jones and other Fundies of his ilk as but barking dogs and braying mules.

    Then in reality how much “insult” to the Qur’an or to any tenants of Islam can such ignorant lower animals mount?

    Aside from that these Christer Fundies are just not worth the attention they manage to attract.


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