ADL Condemns Plans to Burn Koran in Cheyenne, WY

Denver, Colorado, September 10, 2010 … Responding to reports that a Wyoming man plans to burn a Koran at the State Capitol on September 11, the Mountain States Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued the following statement today:

The Anti-Defamation League strongly condemns the reported plans of a Wyoming man to burn or otherwise mutilate a copy of the Koran on Saturday, September 11, in Cheyenne. Burning an Islamic holy book is an act of bigotry and religious intolerance. These plans are reprehensible, offensive, and contrary to American values of religious respect.  ADL calls on all Wyoming residents to speak out against this act of bigotry. Wyoming is no place for hate. 

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.