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article imageKirkuk: the campaign 'Burn the Koran' strengthen friendship

By Matteo Marras     Sep 12, 2010 in Politics
Kirkuk - Mosques read a message condemning the burning of the Koran archbishop Louis Sako, during the homily for the Eid. For Islamic leaders Pastor Jones is not Christians. Imam of Kirkuk: "Our Christian brothers are always ready to show their solidarity."
In Kirkuk, the swift condemnation of Catholics at the stake of the Koran, Christians and Muslims closer. According to local sources, the Eid al-Fitr at the local Imam have read the message in the mosques of Msgr. Louis Sako, archbishop of Kirkuk, with a delegation of pastors who visited the local Muslim leaders to celebrate the end of Ramadan.
In his homily, held yesterday in the town mosque, Imam Ahmad said: "Our Christian brothers are always ready to show their solidarity. Their complaint has reassured us. "
Another religious leader, Foad Al - Rifai, stressed that "the American clergyman (Terry Jones) does not represent Christians." "We - he said - we know the position of Christians in Kirkuk with the visit of the archbishop and his message. So we thank them for their fraternity and respect their presence. "
The proximity of Christians has been appreciated by the mayor and the civil authorities. Many have heard and praised the positions of the Vatican, broadcast on television. Yesterday, Sheikh Ismail Al Hadida front of the Cathedral of Kirkuk has called on all Muslims to protect Christians Archbishop's.
Despite these words of reassurance Christians are still afraid. If Pastor Jones would go back on his decision, burning the Koran, the streets of Kirkuk, there will be a backlash that no religious leaders or civil authorities can control.
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