Anti Quran-burning rally held in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 15 / Trend, T. Jafarov /
A rally was held in Nardaran settlement of Baku today to protest against abuses of the Quran in the United States. Intellectuals and inhabitants of nearby settlement attended the meeting, Meshadi settlement resident Natig Kerimov told Trend.
He said the protesters held copies of the Muslim holy book. Abusing the Quran was condemned at the rally.
During the rally slogans against the United States were voiced.
According to international media, pages from a Holy Quran were torn on Sept. 11 in front of the White House during a protest against Islam by a small group of people including a leader of the Tea Party movement.
Pages were not burned because the protestor explained that the burning of any object in front of the White House is a serious crime.
Meanwhile, Pastor Bob Old, together with his assistant, did burn the Holy Quran in Tennessee. Besides the Holy Quran, these men burned another book which mentioned the name of the prophet of Islam.