A church in Gainesville, Florida is planning an "International Burn a Quran Day" on September 11 to commemorate the victims of terrorist attacks on that day nine years ago.
People are invited to come to the Dove World Outreach Center between 6 and 9 pm to set a copy of Islam's Holy Book on fire. Members of the church believe that "Islam is of the devil," according to Pastor.
Muslims and Christians are uniting against this islamophobic action by creating their own event. The Council on American-Islamic Relations will be hosting "Share the Quran" dinners throughout the month of August, not as a conversion tool, but merely to educate Americans about the true beliefs of Islam.
This advocacy group condemns the acts of terrorists who have twisted the meaning of their religion.
The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) is calling on the Dove World Outreach Center to cancel their Quran-burning event.
"The NAE calls on its members to cultivate relationships of trust and respect with our neighbors of other faiths," it said in a statement. "God created human beings in his image, and therefore all should be treated with dignity and respect.'