Palin urges pastor not to burn Qurans

September 8, 2010 

WASILLA -- Sarah Palin says burning the Quran constitutes an "insensitive and an unnecessary provocation."

In a Facebook posting Wednesday, Palin urges a Florida pastor who plans to burn the book on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to consider the ramifications of doing so.

She says doing so would "feed the fire of caustic rhetoric and appear as nothing more than mean-spirited religious intolerance."

The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee says tolerating others without unnecessarily "provoking strife is how we ensure a civil society."

Palin also likened the planned book burning to building a proposed Islamic center that includes a mosque near the World Trade Center site.

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