Muslim Group Will Protest Mulberry Quran Burning

At the same time a Florida pastor is making plans to burn 2,998 Qurans in protest Sept. 11 at a home near Mulberry, members of the Dallas-based World Muslim Congress are planning a counter demonstration of their own nearby.
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Mike Ghouse, the organization's president, said Tuesday he hopes his group's peaceful gathering in Mulberry will stand in contrast to Terry Jones' burning of the Muslim holy book. 

"Everybody in the world is going to be watching what happens in Mulberry," he said. "We want them to know violence is not a behavior that will be tolerated." 

Ghouse said the focus of his group's event will be peaceful prayer. 

The Muslim group will hold its annual Unity Day ceremony in Mulberry on Sept. 11, the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. The ceremony, celebrating unity among different faiths, has been held in Dallas since the 2001 attacks. 

He said he's planning to visit Mulberry next week to seek out a public site for his gathering. 

"We usually have about 500 people of all denominations at the ceremony in Dallas," he said. "I don't expect that many people to come to Mulberry, but we're hoping people from the community will turn out."


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