ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Actress Angelina Jolie on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of opposition to plans by a U.S. pastor to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, amid fears it would fan religious hatred.
The Quran-torching event on Saturday planned by Pastor Terry Jones, who heads a tiny, little-known church in Florida, is fueling growing fears about heightened Christian-Muslim tensions in the United States as well as elsewhere in the world.
Oscar-winning Jolie, who is visiting Pakistan to highlight the plight of millions of people devastated by the country’s worst-ever floods, said she would never support any such plans.
“Of course not. Of course not,” she told a news conference when asked if she supported Jones’ plans.
She said she had “hardly the words” to express her opposition to burning someone’s religious text. …
Read more >> The Gazette