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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

UN SG, OIC Ambassadors condemn burning of Holy Quran

UNITED NATIONS, April 6 : OIC Ambassadorial Group met the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon here Tuesday and conveyed OIC's strong condemnation of the burning of Holy Quraan by the pastor of Baptist Church in Gainesville, Florida.

Talking to the Ambassadors, United Nations Secretary-General strongly condemned the desecration of the Holy Quran by pastors of a Baptist Church in Gainesville, Florida and said such actions cannot be condoned by any religion. He said such actions contradict the efforts of the United Nations and many people around the world to promote tolerance, intercultural understanding and mutual respect between cultures and religions.

Terming this despicable and bigotry act unacceptable, Secretary General assured the OIC Ambassadorial Group that the UN would continue working towards promoting inter-faith harmony.

The Secretary-General thanked the OIC Ambassadors for their condemnation and condolences for the attack on the UN staff at Mazar-i-Sharif. He said such attack cannot be justified under any circumstances. The Secretary-General said he supported the statement of the UN High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations, who said that the desecration of the Quran - as of any holy text - should be vehemently repudiated. Equally, no religion tolerates the slaughter of innocent people.

Referring to the burning of a Quran in Florida recently, the Secretary-General said he was on record as specifically condemning such acts in the past as well when the issue first arose last year.

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