St Pete for Peace will hold protest vigil against Quran burning in Gainesville

09/07/10 Seán Kinane
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This Saturday is the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. This year the anniversary coincides with an increase in anti-Muslim sentiment across the country. That includes opposition the Park51 Islamic Cultural Center in lower Manhattan, to crimes against a Muslim congregation in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and even a planned Quran burning in Florida.

On Saturday, a church in Gainesville called the Dove World Outreach Center plans to burn Qurans to mark the 9/11 anniversary. Yesterday hundreds of people in Afghanistan protested the planned Quran burning. General David Petreus says the event could endanger American troops in Afghanistan and around the world. Chris Ernesto is with St. Pete for Peace. They’re organizing a peaceful protest against the burning.

We will bring you full coverage of the event on Monday.

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