Merkel says burning of Koran 'abhorrent'

8th September 2010, Comments 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that planned burnings of the Koran by a pastor in the United States on September 11 were "abhorrent" and "simply wrong."

"If a fundamentalist, envangelical pastor in America wants to burn the Koran on September 11, then I find this simply disrespectful, even abhorrent and simply wrong," Merkel said in a speech in Potsdam near Berlin.

© 2010 AFP

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