President Jonathan condemns plan to burn Holy Quran


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has condemned in strong terms, the alleged plans by a US Pastor, Terry Jones, to burn copies of the Quran , as the United States marks the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks .

He noted that as the leader of a nation noted for its religious and ethnic plurality, he has a duty to speak out against of any actions than can further sunder the already fragile bonds between the two great religions of the world .

President Jonathan urged the US preacher to rethink his plan, stating that the September 11 attacks have been roundly condemned the world over even by millions of Islamic faithful, and burning the religion's sacred book can only create more problems than it is meant to solve.

The President also urged the US authorities to look into their relevant laws and find a means of stopping Pastor Jones, since the country is renowned for its tolerance of different religions and points of view.