Angelina Jolie Criticizes Scheduled Quran Burning

"I have hardly the words," the actress and human-rights activist says about a planned Quran-burning ceremony

Never one to shy away from supporting human rights, Angelina Jolie has taken a side in what is perhaps one of the most controversial stories in America (and the world over) right now: Rev. Terry Jones -- the head of a small church in Florida -- is planning a Quran-burning ceremony on the ninth anniversary of Sept. 11.

Jolie, 35, a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, has joined the ranks of many (including Hillary Clinton) who are criticizing this decision. When asked during a press conference if she supported Jones or his plan, Jolie told reporters, "Of course not. Of course not." 

"I have hardly the words that somebody would do that to somebody's religious book," the mother of six added. Jolie also praised the U.S. government's opposition to the plan.

We applaud Jolie for not only being a human-rights activist -- she's currently visiting Pakistan to meet with devastated flood victims and to help raise awareness to provide aid -- but for always being outspoken about world issues that need a spotlight.

Do you think more celebs will be speaking out against this controversial event? Chime in below!

Like This? Read These:
- Angelina Jolie Visits Pakistan Flood Victims
- Angelina Jolie to Take on New Frontier: Directing!
- Angelina's World Tour Continues: Next Stop Bosnia!
- Chelsea Handler Calls Angelina Jolie "Evil"

Like this? Want more?
preview
Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web