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#Quran Burning

# quran-burning - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Two US soldiers shot dead as protesters rage against Quran burning

Protesters in Afghanistan are still angered by the burning of the Islamic holy book at a church in Florida last month.

# quran-burning - Friday 1 April, 2011

Eight UN workers killed at anti-Quran burning protests

Eight foreign staff – five of them Nepalese – are killed, with two beheaded, as four protesters also die.

# quran-burning - Thursday 20 January, 2011

US pastor Terry Jones barred from UK

The controversial pastor who called a mass-burning of the Qu’ran last summer has been told he cannot enter the UK because of his “unacceptable behaviour”.

# quran-burning - Sunday 12 September, 2010

Anger amid the sadness as America marks 9/11

Rival protests stay peaceful (just about) but sour the air as New Yorkers observe the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

# quran-burning - Saturday 11 September, 2010

A MAN HAS set fire to a copy of the Quran in a protest at the proposed so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” in New York. Politico’s Maggie Haberman reports that the man set fire to some pages of the Islamic holy book around the corner from the proposed development, before being led away by policemen on the scene.

THE PASTOR behind the controversial plan to burn 200 copies of the Quran today, on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, has said the plan has now been formally cancelled. CNN reports that Terry Jones said the mass burning would take place “not today, not ever”.

Obama appeals for calm on anniversary of 9/11 attacks

The president seeks to ease tensions between Christians and Muslims as New York marks the ninth anniversary of the attacks.

# quran-burning - Friday 10 September, 2010

Shame on us for making Pastor Jones a celebrity

The Pastor may be legally entitled to set the Qu’ran alight – but that doesn’t make it right.