TYLER-- After one Florida pastor says his church will burn copies of Koran on Saturday, religious leaders in East Texas are working even harder to build relationships with one another. Yesterday, we spoke with Christian pastors in our community who say burning the Koran isn't showing the love of God. Today, we talked with Jewish and Muslim leaders.
Imam Fiasal is a Muslim leader in Tyler, and he says burning the Koran is burning down bridges between Muslims and Christians. He says, "I wish he (the Florida pastor) could learn a little about what the Koran teaches about being kind to our neighbors and being friends with Christians and Jews." Rabbi Neal Katz says the Muslim community should be offended. He says ,"Burning the Koran is like burning the New Testament or Torah."