Islamic States Want UN to Condemn Koran Burning

Resolution sees a worldwide problem
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2010 12:05 PM CDT
Islamic States Want UN to Condemn Koran Burning
Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center speaks to the media, Friday, Sept.10, 2010 in Gainsville, Fla.   (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

(Newser) – Pakistan and other Islamic states pushed for a resolution at the UN today to condemn a small-time US pastor's threat to burn the Koran, Reuters reports. Terry Jones' proposition is part of a pattern of "instances of intolerance, discrimination, profiling and acts of violence against Muslims occurring in many parts of the world," said the resolution, proposed by the Organization of the Islamic Conference. It will likely pass because the OIC has a majority on the UN Human Rights Council. (Read more Koran burning stories.)

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