Yesterday several hundred Afghans gathered to protest the planned 9/11 burning of the “Koran” at Dove World Outreach Center in Florida. Reports Reuters:

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said the “United States government in no way condones such acts of disrespect against the religion of Islam, and is deeply concerned about deliberate attempts to offend members of religious or ethnic groups.”

“Americans from all religious and ethnic backgrounds reject this offensive initiative by this small group in Florida, a great number of American voices are protesting the hurtful statements made by this organisation,” it said in a statement.