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Quran Burning “Misguided”: ICNA Ups Quran Distribution


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—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (August 25, 2010) – The Southern California chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release today calling the planned desecration of the Quran by a church in Gainesville, FL “misguided,” and announced that it would distribute 10,000 free copies of the Quran through its 1-877-WhyIslam outreach project in response to the Gainesville event.

ICNA Southern California also launched www.sponsoraquran.com, a new Quran distribution initiative, specifically for this cause.

Condemned by various local churches, synagogues and mosques, as well as the National Association of Evangelicals, the Gainesville event is scheduled for the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Although the city’s fire department has denied a permit for the public burning, the church’s pastor has stated the event will proceed as planned.

quran-boothDuring the past year 1-877-WhyIslam Southern California has distributed close to 10,000 copies of the Quran via 70 information booths organized at various public events. The Qurans are handed out in person, exclusively to non Muslims, upon request, and the chapter has said that it is poised to deliver nationwide through its network of hundreds of booths and volunteers. A consignment of over 7,000 copies is ready for distribution.


Amir Mertaban, Chairman of the ICNA chapter’s Dawah Committee said “We feel that a positive act like this is much more effective and appropriate in countering a hateful act like the one in Gainesville.” Muslims are obligated to respect other religions and their holy books, particularly the Bible, and Mertaban added that, “A Muslim would never burn a Bible.”

 
The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.

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  • Clifford

    As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmahtullahi Wa Barakatuhu. Ramadan Mubarak; Ramadan Karim!

    These disgraceful acts have their (reward) as well, Incha-ALLAH! When a player on a sports field or court initiates an altercation by hitting another, most often it is the victim’s retaliation which is penalized.

    Despite the lies about 911, Islam continues to attract truth seeking people. Our weapon is truth as we all know that “when truth comes, falsehood is bound to perish.”. We must study all aspects of political assassinations from JFK to Lumumba to Sadat; we must study all about political Zionism’s socio-politico-economico control over institutions; we must study the media refusal to be truthful and balanced (the scribes); we must look more closely at events leading up to 911, the first gulf war, the 1967 Seven Day War and be ready to answer what is being preached…

    Wa Salaam

  • Abdullah

    …then we must study political movements within our own communities which provide opportunities for those who hate us to justify their horrors.

    Wa Salaam

  • Raju Ahmed

    I am afraid thinking what happened to the nations before us for doing this type of crime and how Allah punished them. I am calling all my relatives and friends out of Gainsville and out from the state of Florida. May Allah give these people guidance so that they stop this crime against Allah, The Almighty GOD.

  • Abdul Rasheed

    Remember one Lecture from Mr.Khalid Yasin.

    If all the Bible, Torah, Hindu Scriptures, Budda scriptures and ALSO Quran is destroyed.

    THEN>>>>>>>>
    THE GLORIOUS QURAN IS THE ONLY RELIGEOUS BOOK (In the face of the earth), WHICH CAN BE BROUGHT BACK, with in a day or two.
    ALLAHU AKBAR…..

    ISLAM is from the creator of everything.

  • shazny hilmy

    my dear non muslim brothers, read the quran before burning it.. subuhannallah how much effort youl put the word of allah can be destroyed untill the last day(day of Qiyama)..this was safe guarded since 1400 years ago..and inshallah it will be protected till day of qiyama..

  • mohsen

    Raju is right. I am glad I am far from Florida :) Thanks to millions of people who have memorized quran word by word. The Quran will live till the last day.

  • http://www.peacemoin.co.cc Moinuddin Pathan

    Dear Hate Mongers,
    Burn the Quran
    But Dont Forget one day you all are gonna die.
    InshaAllah Allah will burn you in the hell fire

    I hope this burn quran event will make good marketing of Islam INshaAllah
    Like Allah says in the Quran in Surah Ale IMran 3:54
    “They planned and plot and Allah too Planned and Allah is the best Planer”

  • mustafa hussain

    may peace, blessings & mercy of almighty Allah(swt) be on all;

    almighty Allah(swt) says in quran; THEY PLAN & PLOT, ALLAH TOO PLANS & PLOTS, ALLAH IS THE BEST OF PLANNER.

    however much the unbelievers spread hatred against islam, insha allah islam is born to supercede them all completely.

    if the florida church has guts, then he should be on a platform to DEBATE.

    wassalam.

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  • Syed Imtiyaz Desnavi

    IF I WRITE JESUS CHRIST 26 TIMES AND MOSES (PBU THEM) 136 TIMES. IS THERE ANY CHRISTIAN OR A JEW WILL BURN IT OR SPIT ON IT?

    THOSE WHO ARE BURNING QURAN ARE DOING SO. BESIDE THESE THERE ARE ALL 24 PROPHETS’S NAME IN THE QURAN THOSE ARE IN THE BIBLE.

    THOSE WHO ARE DOING SO HAVE NOT READ THE QURAN. SO READ THE QURAN FIRST AND THEN DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO.

    IF YOU THINK MUSLIMS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR 9/11, GO TO “google” AND TYPE 9/11 UNDER VIDEO. VIEW ALL ONE BY ONE. IT WILL OPEN YOUR EYES, IF YOU HAVE EYES!

  • http://Dmacc50222.posterous.com Denise MacColeman

    Ever since I first heard of this, I have felt sick, that any religious group can burn the sacred text of another. As a Christian I am ashamed of these people and ask all Muslims to forgive the ignorance of these few. I only recently ordered my Qur’an and just begun my journey.The book means a lot to me and I have only just begun reading.I only hope they stop this before it begins.

  • Saim Syed

    Burn those who burn QUR’AN.

  • LoveUSA

    Yes a muslim will never burn a bible or a torah. How can they burn Quran which also speaks about Jesus and his powers of healing the leopards and giving life to dead by the will of God. These people are ignorant and cannot even call themselves Christians for doing this act. Are they not afraid of God. Does their bible instruct them to burn other religious books? I do not think so. So how do they differ from the ones that did the 9/11 horror?

  • http://MSN Zafirah Coleman

    May Allah (swt) help the Muslims. Amen

  • http://MSN Zafirah Coleman

    As-Salaamu Alaikum,
    I pray that Allah (swt) will help the Muslims. Amen.

  • Zafirah Coleman

    As- Salaamu Alaikum
    I pray that Allah (swt) with assist the Muslims. Amen.

  • Abe

    I pray to ALLAH that forgive these ignorant Christians. Christianity promotes respect for other religions.

  • Rema

    Islam is a culmination of all holy religions; by burning the Quran, these people are attracting attention to this holy book that is protected by its Creator rather than diminishing it. Hasbunalla wa ne3mal wakeel and may He guide them towards the right path. Amen

  • mohsen

    The church’s permit for having an open fire was denied towice so far :):) God works in magical ways.

  • Bilal

    I admire the fact that most of you responded peacefully which is important.
    Let’s raise not only the spread of the Qur’an but also the understanding. Had they read the Qur’an before, they wouldn’t dare to burn it. May god protect us from ignorance.
    Keep the cool.

  • http://google Razia

    In this holy month of RAMADAAN someone dare think of something so evil. I think before this individual person call muslim an evil religion he should first sit and the holy QURAN understand then show the whole world where in QURAN Allah has thaught us muslim to kill innocents. on the 9/11 it was not only other religions died lots of muslims died too so what should the muslims do about that.
    May Allah forgive you and so you the right path as towards we all have to returns.

  • Hamid

    Don’t Burn but learn as my brother Muhammad Hussain says, you Christians think that if we Burn Qura’n, that will finish Muslims NO NO No No you people are wrong, Monthly we have 10000s of Muslims who Memorize The Holy Qura’n Karim.
    Ohhh I am Sorry to tell you that YOU PEOPLE CAN”T DO ANYTHING BY BURNING QURAN KARIM

  • beti

    They may burn the holy qur’an but they can not burn the words of Allah SWT, it’s always going to be in all muslim’s heart and there are thousands of muslims who memorize qu’ran words by words as well.

  • Akrum

    I don’t wish any misfortune on those who do decide to burn Qurans on the planned day. Instead I pray for God to guide these people and forgive them for this sinful act. This is extremely ironic for a church to burn Qurans, a book that in the second chapter mentions the verification of the word of Jesus Christ son of the virgin Mary. The Quran goes on to mention that word of Prophet Moses and of Jesus is the truth and that as Muslims we must follow their practices. Many are ignorant to the fact that every Muslim believes in Jesus Christ as their Messiah and savior near the end of days.

  • sohaib

    May Allah guide the misguided. Amin!

  • Saleema

    Islam means peace. We are the last religion, Allah made. We will prosper. We will have Jannah. We are protected. Nothing will happen.

  • Saleema

    Islam means peace. We are the last religion, Allah made. We will prosper. We will have Jannah. We are protected. Things will happen only with Allah’s permission.

  • ISRAR HASAN

    Stop distribution of our most HOLY book, the Qur’an, to such hands who are planning to burn. Will we not be helping them in their nefarious movement? What can we expect from this distribution? respect and honor OR sacrilege of the scripture? May Allah guide the misguided, Amin! ISRAR HASAN

  • http://coming sideboom

    the misguided americans together with the all zionistic jews in the world must be made to realize that there is more than just their materialistic possesions in life,, on the other hand , perhaps ALLAH has a direct path to hell for them !

  • Shahzad Aslam

    We all should protest peacefully, knowing that Allah has taken the responsibility of protecting Quaran. Let us pray to Allah to guide those misguided people to the right path of Islam.