Politics & Government

September 9, 2010

Obama calls plans to burn Qurans 'bonanza' for al Qaida

Obama said the plans by a Florida pastor to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Saturday by burning the Muslim holy book could encourage violence in Muslim countries. Meanwhile, the State Department warned Americans overseas that anti-U.S. demonstrations are likely, and Iraq's prime minister urged the U.S. to stop the proposed burnings.

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