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What Muslims in Gainesville said the day of the Quran burning

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A video from September 10, 2010 immediately after the Quran burning was canceled.
A pastor at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla. was threatening to burn Qurans and word of his actions gained media attention worldwide. On that day I was walking the streets as a lowly journalism student trying to find a different angle while bumping into the big shots like Reuters, NBC and other TV stations camped outside the church. Right before I took the video, a major news station was interviewing one of the men and basically told him what to say on camera. He then told me he wanted to explain the real story from the Muslim perspective. Originally posted on the website for the Independent Florida Alligator newspaper in Gainesville (www.alligator.org).