THIS GARBAGE IS EXACTLY WHY CANADIANS WHO REJECT ISLAM NEED TO GET OUT AND VOTE!!!! MUSLIMS WILL NOT DICTATE WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE ‘ALLOWED’ TO BURN THEIR QURAN….
Ramadan ends with condemnation of Qur’an burning
By TOM GODFREY, Toronto Sun
Last Updated: September 10, 2010 5:29pm
- Threats by a Florida preacher to burn the Qur’an dominated a Muslim Eid al-Fitr celebration attended by more than 10,000 worshippers at the Exhibition Grounds Friday.
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Threats by a Florida preacher to burn the Qur’an dominated a Muslim Eid al-Fitr celebration attended by more than 10,000 worshippers at the Exhibition Grounds Friday.
A hall at the Better Living Centre was converted into a large mosque that was packed with Muslims who kneeled on cardboard and rugs to pray as they celebrated a holiday that marks the end to the holy month of Ramadan.
The crowd was addressed by three mayoral candidates, in addition to provincial and federal politicians, who blasted preacher Terry Jones for threatening to torch the holy book.
Imam Abu Khudra chastised Jones for threatening the holiest book in his religion.
“There is a tiny minority who want to burn the Qur’an,” Khudra told a cheering crowd. “If Jesus was here he would chastise and denounce this preacher.”
Ontario immigration minister Dr. Eric Hoskins said his government also condemn the offensive act.
“The Qur’an is a holy book that is respected and provides guidance for millions,” Hoskins said. “We are committed to fighting ignorance and intolerance in Ontario.”
Toronto mayoral candidate Joe Pantalone said he’s been a friend of the Muslim community for many years.
“I am one of you,” Pantalone said. “If you vote for me I will be the first mayor whose first language is not English.”
Mayoral hopeful Rocco Rossi said he is the son of immigrants and knows how community members feel.
“If I am mayor it will show far the son of immigrants can rise,” Rossi said. “This is a country built by immigrants.”
George Smitherman told the crowd that as a gay man he knows what its like to be a minority.
The celebration was among several that took place on Friday at mosques throughout the GTA. More than 6,000 worshippers took part in another service at the International Muslims Organization mosque, on Rexdale Blvd.