ADL Condemns Plans to Burn Koran in Cheyenne, WY
Denver, September 10, 2010 … Responding to reports that a Wyoming man plans to burn a Koran at the State Capitol on September 11, the Mountain States Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued the following statement today:
The Anti-Defamation League strongly condemns the reported plans of a Wyoming man to burn or otherwise mutilate a copy of the Koran on Saturday, September 11, in Cheyenne. Burning an Islamic holy book is an act of bigotry and religious intolerance. These plans are reprehensible, offensive, and contrary to American values of religious respect. ADL calls on all Wyoming residents to speak out against this act of bigotry. Wyoming is no place for hate.
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