Planned Quraan burning ‘despicable’: President

Pakistan’s president has condemned as “despicable” a US church’s plan to burn the Quraan on September 11, saying it will inflame Muslim sentiment across the world, a statement from his office said Thursday.

President Asif Ali Zardari said “anyone who even thought of such a
despicable act must be suffering from a diseased mind and a sickly soul,” according to the statement.

“It will inflame sentiments among Muslims throughout the world and cause irreparable damage to interfaith harmony and also to world peace,” the statement quoted Zardari as saying.

“The President called for doing all that it takes to stop such a senseless and outrageous act,” the statement added.