The American Secretary of State is the highest ranking US official to criticise the plans by the evangelical Dove World Outreach Centre to destroy the Muslim holy book on its grounds on Saturday.
“I am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act that has come from American religious leaders of all faiths, from evangelical Christians to Jewish rabbis, as well as secular US leaders and opinion-makers,” she said.
“Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation.”
The diplomatic chief’s comments came as she hosted an Iftar meal at the State Department to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
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