Obama says desecration of the Quran “is an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry.”
WASHINGTONÂ (AP) â€” Hussein Â Obama is extending his deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif by protesters enraged by the burning of a Quran in Florida.
Meanwhile, Terry Jones plans to put Muhammad on trial:
Thanks to Vlad Tepes
Terry Jones, the
radical pastor who oversaw the burning of a Koran in his Florida church last month after a mock court hearing, may put the Islamic prophet Mohammed on trial in his next ‘day of judgement’, he told The Sunday Telegraph.
But he says that does not justify attacking and killing innocent people, calling it “outrageous and an affront to human decency and dignity.”
Eleven were killed Friday, including seven foreign U.N. employees.
And Afghans rioted for a second day Saturday, killing nine people in Kandahar and injuring more than 80.
Obama said in a statement that no religion tolerates “the slaughter and beheading of innocent people.”
He said now was a time to draw upon the common humanity of all.