Saturday, September 4, 2010
Indonesian Muslims protest planned Quran burnings
In Jakarta, Indonesia, thousands of Indonesian Muslims protested outside the U.S. Embassy to decry a plan by The Dove World Outreach Center, in Gainesville, Florida, to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11th. The Dove Center is reportedly timing the Koran burnings to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.
As well as protesting in Jakarta, Muslims demonstrated in five other Indonesian cities. Some Muslim leaders are hoping the U.S. Government will use its influence to get the center to cease the Quran burnings at the Dove Center. Notably, Indonesia is the world's largest Muslim nation.
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