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Florida Church Determined to Burn Korans on 9/11
City says no, but 'Dove World' just won't listen
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Aug 19, 2010 10:36 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A Florida church has vowed to go ahead with its plan to hold a Koran burning on 9/11, in defiance of a city ruling that states such an act would violate fire codes. The city of Gainesville turned down the Dove World Outreach Center’s application for a burn permit, the Gainesville Sun reports, with the fire department saying that open book burnings were against regulations.

“It wouldn’t matter what the book is they’re burning,” says the interim fire chief, adding that the church will be fined if it goes through with its plan. Which it seems intent on doing. The church sent out an email yesterday with the heading, “City of Gainesville denies burn permit—BUT WE WILL STILL BURN KORANS.” Dove World has less than 100 members, and Gainsville’s mayor has called it a “tiny fringe group and an embarrassment to our community.”

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angryhumanbeing
Sep 7, 2010 9:39 AM CDT
Decendent of Hitlers lives on. We all have two empty hearts .... one good, one bad. Its upto us to fill it. We all know which one Hitler and the 100 member of this church feed ....... which would YOU fill?
muslimtunisia
Aug 27, 2010 12:17 PM CDT
if they do it they will only give permission for all muslims in all the world to do any things for christian , it's simply the third world war...
Guest
Aug 25, 2010 10:02 PM CDT
Why are they doing this ! Muslims are not terrorists & Islam is in fact a religion that promotes peace and understanding among people of all faiths, and it strongly prohibits all forms of violence and aggression against all people regardless of their faith or race. I am Muslim & I am proud. I also respect all religions. If you were in my place, How would you feel? What would you do?