Angelina Jolie Continues Her Tour Of Pakistan
Earlier today, Angelina Jolie condemned a Florida church’s threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book to mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
She spoke out while in Pakistan to raise awareness about the floods that have devastated the largely Muslim country over the last six weeks.
“I have hardly the words that somebody would do that to somebody’s religious book,” Jolie told reporters in Islamabad after visiting refugees camps in northwestern Pakistan – one of the areas of the country hit hardest by the floods.
“I was shocked especially by how high the floodwaters went,” said Jolie, who wore a long dress and covered her hair with a black scarf in keeping with local Muslim custom. “In some of the people’s houses, it was nine feet (three meters) high.”
She’s there hoping to raise more awareness and to hopefully turn that awareness into dollars that will go toward relief.