The Plan To Burn The Quran In Gainesville Creates A Global Controversy09/08/10 Robert Lorei
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Coming up: the planned Quran burning in Gainesville. The AP reports: "Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says plans by a small church in Florida to burn the Muslim holy book are "outrageous," and "abberational" and do not represent America.
In remarks made Wednesday to the Council on Foreign Relations, Clinton said it was "regrettable" that the tiny congregation had gotten so much attention for what she called a "distrustful and disgraceful" means of marking the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11. 2001, terrorist attacks.
She urged Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center to cancel Saturday's planned Quran burning. Jones has vowed to go ahead with the event despite pleas from senior Obama administration officials, including Clinton, that it will put Americans abroad at risk."
The group St. Pete for Peace is planning a peaceful vigil this Saturday evening near the site of the burning. Dina Formentina, a spokesperson for the group joins us.