Egyptian authorities on Thursday released two Coptic Christian boys taken into in juvenile detention for allegedly urinating on the Quran, but they will remain under investigation, a security official said. Even as news spread that the boys would be freed, their village remained tense. According to priest in the village
Two American officers were shot dead at close range in Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry on Saturday, a U.S. official said, as rage gripped the country for a fifth day over the burning of
President Obama and other U.S. officials are condemning both the burning of a Quran at a Florida church, and the violence in Afghanistan protesting it.
A mob inflamed by a mosque sermon describing the burning of the Muslim holy book by an American pastor attacked a United Nations compound in a northern Afghan city on Friday, killing at least eight foreign staffers, according to Afghan police.
Pastor Terry Jones said Saturday that neither he nor his church would follow through on plans to burn copies of the Quran. In an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show, Jones said repeatedly that the event, scheduled to coincide with Saturday’s ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, was canceled and would not take place […]
A protester against a US pastor’s plans to burn copies of the Qur’an is reported to have been shot dead in northern Afghanistan after crowds attacked a Nato base.
The Florida pastor who threatened to burn copies of the Qur’an has said he has only “suspended” the event because he was “lied to” over a deal to call it off in exchange for a promise to move a planned Islamic centre away from Ground Zero in New York. The extremist preacher appeared to have […]
Florida preacher Terry Jones called off, then reconsidered going ahead with his plan to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11.