Long Island Muslims collect cans of food for needy in response to Fla. pastor’s Quran threat

Long Island Muslims collected thousands of cans of food in the week leading up to the anniversary of Sept. 11.

Long Island Muslims collected thousands of cans of food in the week leading up to the anniversary of Sept. 11. (9/11/13)

WOODBURY - Long Island Muslims had an interesting response to a Florida pastor’s threat to burn thousands of copies of the Quran.

Controversial Pastor Terry Jones once again threatened to burn 2998 Qurans on the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He said he'd burn one for each life lost.

In response, Long Island Muslims collected thousands of cans of food in the week leading up to the anniversary of Sept. 11.

Members of the Muslim community say the only way to respond to an evil act is with a good deed.

The cans will be handed over to the Long Island Council of Churches and St. Brigid's Pantry of Westbury, which will then distribute the food to families of all faiths.

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