Angelina Jolie Condemns Quran Burning Plans at Florida Church
Angelina Jolie, who has been active as the UN’s Goodwill Ambassador in the past years, has recently spoken up about her disapproval for a Florida church’s plan to burn copies of the Muslim holy book to mark the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
“I have hardly the words that somebody would do that to somebody’s religious book,” Jolie told reporters in Islamabad while visiting refugees there recently.
Many government officials have also vocalized their disapproval, saying it could harm the US troops that have been stationed in Afganistan, as well as American’s worldwide.
The Christian minister who has been organizing the Quran burning, Pastor Terry Jones, says that despite concerns, he still plans to go ahead with things. Jones is part of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, an evangelical Christian church who hold an anti-Islam philosophy.
So what has the response been from Pakistan? There really hasn’t been much of a response due to the devastating flood that has taken over 1,700 lives and affected over 18 million.
There hasn’t been much of a response from the Christian community either, but we expect that there will be as soon as the story gets more attention from the media.