Deeply Disturbed by Quran Burning Plan: UN Chief

New York, Sep 9 (DPA): UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that no religion in the world can condone the burning of the Quran.

Ban said he was "deeply disturbed" by reports that a religious group plans to burn copies of the Quran Saturday, on the ninth anniversary of the Sep 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the US.

He said burning the Quran "contradicts the efforts of the UN and many people around the world to promote tolerance, intercultural understanding and mutual respect between cultures and religions".

Terry Jones, the pastor of an evangelical congregation of just 50 people at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, has rejected strong demands to cancel a planned "International Burn a Quran Day" Saturday.


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