On Muslim Holiday, Religous Leaders Unite Against ''Hate Wave''
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More recently, tensions have flared over a Florida pastor's plan to burn the Koran on 9/11. "We hope this will not be the beginning of a cascade of events," said Dr. Zaher Sahloul of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. Sahloul said the proposed desecration of the Islamic holy text would be an act of "spiritual terrorism."
The local religious leaders said they're united against bigotry toward Muslims, and called for people across faiths to pray for healing this weekend.