A Florida Church announced that it will go ahead and burn several copies of the Koran on church property despite being denied a city permit.
City officials are worried about violence.
Already two signs have been ripped down by vandals and the church has received several threats.
(What a shock!)
…But they’re going to go ahead with the burning anyway.
FOX News reported, via Free Republic:
Florida church that was denied a permit for its controversial plan to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11 says the book burning will continue anyway.
The Dove World Outreach Center drew international attention after announcing its plan to burn copies of the Islamic holy text on church grounds to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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Gainesville city officials denied a burn permit for the center Wednesday, saying an open burning of books is not allowed under the city’s burning ordinance.
But in an e-mail sent out later that day, the church said, “City of Gainesville denies burn permit — BUT WE WILL STILL BURN KORANS.”
“Things like 9-11, Fort Hood, and the honor killings… these are possibly not isolated incidents,” Dove World Outreach Center pastor Terry Jones told MyFoxOrlando.com last week. “These are things that, if we don’t stand up now, they can increase.”