02 Apr '11, 10am

US pastor inflames Afghanistan violence further (via ST iPhone App)

Dove World Outreach Center pastor Terry Jones said in a statement, 'Islam is not a religion of peace.' -- PHOTO: REUTERS GAINESVILLE, Florida - A US pastor, whose burning of the Quran sparked deadly violence all the way over in Afghanistan, has called for 'immediate' US and UN action against its perpetrators, saying the whole religion of Islam must be held accountable. 'Islam is not a religion of peace,' Dove World Outreach Center pastor Terry Jones said in a statement issued after seven foreign UN workers had been killed in Afghanistan by protesters angered by the Quran burning, in the deadliest attack on the UN there since the 2001 invasion. Four Nepalese, one Swedish, one Norwegian and one Romanian worker were believed to have been killed Friday, and several protesters killed or wounded after a mob overwhelmed guards at the UN compound in the normally relatively calm ci...

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