Florida city denies church permit for 9/11 Quran burning
GAINESVILLE, Florida (AP) — Officials in a Florida city have denied a church that is seeking to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11 a permit to set a bonfire.
Interim Fire Chief Gene Prince said Wednesday that the open burning of books is not allowed under Gainesville's burning ordinance.
The Dove World Outreach Center drew international attention after announcing a plan to burn copies of the Islamic holy text on church grounds to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Prince says the church will be fined if the burning is held.
In an e-mail sent out Wednesday, the church said, "City of Gainesville denies burn permit — BUT WE WILL STILL BURN KORANS."
The Gainesville church made headlines last year after distributing T-shirts that said, "Islam is of the Devil."
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