Jordan's Islamists condemn planned Quran burning in U.S.

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Jordan's Islamic Action Front (IAF) condemned on Wednesday a Florida pastor who planned to burn the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, saying it is a "form of declaring a war on Muslims."

Terry Jones, a pastor at the Florida-based Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, plans to mark the 9/11 attack by burning copies of the Quran in his church on Saturday.

"All Arab and Muslim governments should take a firm position regarding this crime that provokes all Muslims. They should also press the U.S. administration to stop this crime," the IAF, the political wing of Muslim Brotherhood, said in a statement obtained by Xinhua on Wednesday.

The IAF urged peace-concerned entities to exert efforts to stop the plan to burn the holy Quran, saying it will have serious consequences on the global peace.

"This crime provokes all Arabs and Muslims and it should be prevented. Claiming that burning the Quran is a sort of freedom of expression does not make sense," the IAF said.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the planned burning is a "disgraceful plan" which could be harmful to the U.S. troops.

Source: Xinhua

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