INTERPOL Says Quran Burning in Florida a Global Threat
INTERPOL Has Released a Global Alert Over the Proposed Quran Burning in Florida on September 11
The world's police organization released this alert stating that if the Quran burning by Terry Jones and the Dove World Outreach Center goes ahead then "there is a strong likelihood that violent attacks on innocent people would follow."
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INTERPOL was contacted by Pakistan's Minister of the Interior Rehman Malik, who wanted the organization to warn their 188 member countries of an increased terrorist threat.
“One of INTERPOL’s primary functions is to prevent crime, and given that we have been made aware of a significant threat to public safety – an assessment which we share – it is our duty to ensure that we pass this information on to law enforcement agencies around the globe so that they can take appropriate measures,” said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.
Florida Pastor Terry Jones and the Dove World Outreach Center say they plan to continue with the proposed book burning despite repeated calls to cancel the event.
Hilary Clinton has called the event 'disgraceful', while President Obama has stated that 'serious violence' could break out in places like Pakistan or Afghanistan as a result of this book burning.
"This could increase the recruitment of individuals who'd be willing to blow themselves up in American cities, or European cities."
INTERPOL stated that September 11 should be a day when the world comes together to prevent terrorism, and should not be a day when any person, "especially an American" should engage in any act that will "give terrorists propaganda".
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