STATEMENT FROM CMF
The Conservative Muslim Forum is dismayed by the ignorance which underlies Pastor Jones’ intention of burning 200 copies of the Quran on Saturday 11 September, to coincide with the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Pastor Jones’ planned book burning has been condemned by many faith leaders in the USA. The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called it a “disrespectful, disgraceful act” and the US Attorney General Eric Holder has called it idiotic and dangerous. General David Petraeus, the US and NATO commander in Afghanistan has warned that it will imperil the lives of US and other NATO troops, including British servicemen.
The CMF hopes that Pastor Jones will see reason and desist from his plan.
The best response to such bigotry is for Muslims to ensure that they make people aware of the true principles of Islam. For example, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has announced a “Learn, Don’t Burn” initiative which involves distribution of 200,000 Qurans to replace the 200 copies that Pastor Jones plans to burn.