The Muslim world has hit out at a US-based Christian pastor’s plans to burn copies of the Koran.
Terry Jones, a Florida minister, had planned to hold the event on the anniversary of 9/11 this Saturday.
He initially cancelled the ceremony.before backtracking and saying it was only “on hold” because he was “lied to” over a deal to move an Islamic centre in New York.
Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
called the idea “deplorable” and “despicable.”
Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai warned the stunt would damage America’s relationship with the Islamic world.