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Militia Group Says Burning the Qur’an is un-Christian

The pastor behind next month's event accuses the armed conservative group of "giving in to pressure and fear."

Yesterday evening, CNN reported that Florida's Dove World Outreach Center had arranged for an armed militia group to protect the Qur'an-burning event they scheduled for September 11.

This morning, it appears, the militia is having second thoughts.

"Right Wing Extreme has pulled support for the International Burning of the Koran day and will not attend the event," the group announced in a 1:50 a.m. press release on its website. "After much thought and prayer the organization's leadership determined this event does not glorify GOD in way that leads the lost to Jesus Christ."

The group, which bills itself in the release as an "armed Christian conservative group," says they got started in April 2009 after a department of Homeland Security report called "Right Wing Extremism," which highlighted the radical far right's revitalization since President Barack Obama took office.

The group considers Islam a "cult" and blasts the President for his support of the Park51 Islamic center which a Muslim group ...

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