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Obama says planned Koran burning is boosting Qaeda
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned on Thursday that a Florida pastor’s plan to burn copies of the Koran is being used as an al Qaeda recruitment tool and he urged the minister to reconsider the decision.
Please Use the Correct Spellings Of Muslims Holy Book , Use “QURAN” Not Koran.It Would Be Very Appreciative If This Correction has been made in all your digital and print versions.
There is no single “correct” transliteration of words for use in English. We frequently review our style on commonly used words.
Our style on the book is Koran, which is also used by many Western news organizations, among them the Associated Press, New York Times, CNN, etc. GBU Editor
Pakistani Christians shout slogans as they burn the effigy of Pastor Terry Jones during a protest in Multan September 9, 2010. About a hundred activists gathered on Thursday to protest against plans by Jones, an obscure U.S. Protestant church leader, to burn the Koran on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza