Church Threatened Over Qur’an Burning
Unkonwn individuals threatened to attack a church in north India if the pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center in Florida went a head with his plan to burn the Qur’an.
09/08/2010 India (Cathnewsindia)-Christians have sought protection for a church in Madhya Pradesh state after an anonymous letter threatened to blast it if a US Evangelical group went ahead with its plan to burn Qur’ans.
The threat came as the Dove World Outreach Center in Florida reportedly confirmed its plans to host the controversial event on Sept. 11 to mark the ninth anniversary of terror attacks in the United States.
The letter posted on Aug. 31 threatened to blast the Church of North India’s 53-year-old Bethlehem Church situated in Bhopal, the state capital.
The church’s pastor Reverend Sanjay Solomon told ucanews.com on Sept. 8 that the letter said it would hold the church “responsible” if a Qur’an was burned.
“Don’t treat it as a mere threat,” it said according to the priest.
He said church authorities “immediately approached” the police for protection who have strengthen their presence in the area, the pastor said.