Hillary Clinton severely criticized the evangelical Dove World Outreach Centre’s plans to destroy the Koran on Saturday, September 11. The American Secretary of State’s statements were delivered when she was hosting an Iftar meal to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. “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 U.S. leaders and opinion-makers,” said Clinton, reported the Telegraph. Gen David Petraeus, the top American commander in Afghanistan, also called for the plans to be abandoned saying the actions would serve to inflame public opinion and incite violence. A spokesperson for the church says that they are still planning to burn the Koran.