Translated from al-Manar, 22 March 2011:
Hezbollah Calls on Churches to Take the Appropriate Position on Pastor Jones' Crime of Burning the Qur'an
Commenting on Pastor Terry Jones' crime of burning a copy of the Noble Qur'an, Hezbollah issued a statement which points out that, "The crime of burning the Noble Qur'an by Pastor Terry Jones in the United States comes as part of a campaign which, through its various forms, expressions, personalities, and times, expresses hostility towards religion and divine laws."
Hezbollah expressed its "Sharp condemnation of this abominable crime," regarding it as "a call to fitna and religious strife, and a masking of the true conflicts between the arrogant and the oppressed."
Hezbollah held the American adminisration "Responsible for this crime, for it serves their arrogant designs in fomenting conflict and sectarian divisions, at a time when Muslims and Christians need cooperation and integration."
Hezbollah also called on "Every religious institution to push aside these nefarious acts which serve the designs of sowing fitna in the world," appealing for "churches to take the appropriate position in regards to what was done, which serves the wicked purposes of the great conspiracy."