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The Quran Desecration and the Role of Religion in Conflict

April 10th, 2012, Expert Updates

This Peace Brief is based in part upon a closed-door roundtable convened by the United States Institute of Peace which drew on the expertise of scholars, practitioners, U.S. government officials, and the policy community to discuss the implications of the burning of the Quran.

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Why would Afghani citizens be so angry?

February 27th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Media personalities everywhere have reflected on the Qur’an burning disaster in Afghanistan, and we have now officially reached the absurd point where conservative pundits blame everything on Afghanis themselves.

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MEDIA ALERT: Afghans protest NATO Quran burning

February 21st, 2012, Media Alerts

KABUL – Protesters demonstrated in front of an American air base after discovering that copies of the Quran had been burned at another air base. NATO commander John Allen says the burning was not intentional and a probe has been ordered. (Sources: CBS, AP) Analysts available for comment: Patricia DeGennaro, Ph.D. is a senior fellow at [...]

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Quran burning cancelled

September 9th, 2010, Media Alerts

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – The US church which planned to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks has called off the event.

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Petraeus condemns Quran burning

September 7th, 2010, Media Alerts

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – General David Petraeus has said that plans by an American church to burn copies of the Quran could endanger the lives of US troops.

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