The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) reiterates that burning the Qu’ran works against a just and peaceful society and does not represent biblical Christian values.

“Real Christians don’t burn Qu’rans,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “Our Christian faith calls us to respect and love.”

In July 2010, a proposed Qu’ran burning event was broadly condemned by American religious leaders, including representatives of the NAE. On Sept. 11, 2010, the bonfire was cancelled. But today a small group has ignored Christian teachings and blatantly disrespected Muslims by burning their scriptures.

“The handful of people taking this action represents no one but themselves.  They periodically make threats that are offensive to Christians, Muslims and peace-loving people everywhere,” Anderson said.

“Muslims should view Qu’ran burning not as representative of Christians or the U.S.A. but as the work of rogue loners seeking controversy through outrageous behavior,” he said. “And let us not respond to this incident by committing violence against fellow human beings.”