US Politics Obama Years Public date: 25.02.2019 20:17:58

Publisher: Al Jazeera

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12 Sep 2010

Quran burning and US inconsistency

Barack Obama, the US president, has warned that threats to burn the Quran are a sure and effective way to swell the ranks of al-Qaeda. This may be true, but largely because such symbolic acts of 'Islamophobia' are widely viewed as verifying the perception that the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with its backing of Israel, are motivated by its hostility towards Muslims. The previously unheard of pastor of a small Florida church may have scrapped his plan to publicly burn hundreds of Qurans on the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, but the threat alone has done untold damage to the already troubled relationship between the Muslim world and the West.
Barack Obama, the US president, has warned that threats to burn the Quran are a sure and effective way to swell the...

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