Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Slams Dove World Outreach Center’s Proposal To Burn Quran

September 7th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
troopsKabul, Sep 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The top US commander in Afghanistan has expressed his view about a proposal by an American church to burn copies of the Islamic holy book Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to the commemorate the victims of the terrorist act. Gen David Petraeus has emphasized that if the Dove World Outreach Center goes ahead with its plan to burn copies of Quran then it would endanger the lives of the troops still in Afghanistan while it would also add fuel to the anti-U.S sentiments throughout the Muslim world.

While responding to the proposal of the Florida based evangelical church, the top United States commander in Afghanistan told the media outlets that the torching of the Islamic holy book might create widespread problems for Americans living all across the country. In a statement to the U.S media, Gen David Petraeus revealed that the proposed venture of the Dove World Outreach Center was just the kind of propaganda that is used by the Taliban forces which could ultimately culminate into significant problems. In the meanwhile, on Monday large numbers of protesters gathered in the Afghani capital of Kabul where effigy of Pastor Terry Jones, of the Dove World Outreach Center were burnt while the protesters shouted slogans such as “long live Islam” and “death to America.”

The Dove World Outreach Center has revealed earlier that it plan to burn copies of the Quran in a bonfire to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this week but it has been denied the permit to carry out the controversial act by the state.

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