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Jolie condemns pastor's Koran-burning plans

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Sep 08, 2010 | 7:30am EDT

The Tomb Raider star jetted to flood-ravaged Pakistan on Tuesday (07Sep10) as part of her duties as a United Nations ambassador in a bid to boost donations for aid relief.

Her visit came just days after Christian pastor Terry Jones caused a furore in Islamic countries by announcing plans to set fire to the religion's holy book at his church in Florida on 9 September (10), to mark the nine-year anniversary of the terrorist atrocity.

Jolie was asked during a press conference whether she supported Jones' right to show his disdain for the faith by burning the Koran - and the actress made it clear she is disgusted by the planned protest.

She replied, "Of course not. Of course not. I have hardly the words that somebody would do that to somebody's religious book."

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