Local Muslims react to Quran-burning controversy

Sameer Abufardeh recalls hearing an old proverb in his native Palestine.

“If one man throws a stone into a well,” the saying goes, “it takes 1,000 men to get it out.”

Suona Osman with her son Omar

That axiom reminds the Fargo resident of the furor created by the Florida minister who has threatened to burn the Muslim holy book, the Quran, today. The Rev. Terry Jones’ well-publicized plans for a “Burn the Koran” day on the anniversary of 9/11 have created outrage and protests across the globe.

But Fargo’s Muslim community has opted to keep much cooler heads. Worshipers gathered as usual at their south Fargo mosque Friday…

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