A church in Florida says it wants to to mark the ninth anniversary of September 11 by burning copies of the Quran.

It has called for other religious groups to join them "against the evil of Islam’ through the social networking site Facebook.

Terry jones, the pastor of 'Dove World Outreach Center' of Gainesville is quoted as saying "Islam and Sharia law was responsible for 9/11, we will burn Korans because we think it's time for Christians, for churches, for politicians to stand up and say no; Islam and Sharia law is not welcome in the U.S."

The church has also launched a YouTube channel to spread it’s messages.

"I mean ask yourself, have you ever really seen a really happy Muslim? As they're on the way to Mecca? As they gather together in the mosque on the floor? Does it look like a real religion of joy?" Jones asks in one of his YouTube posts.

"No, to me it looks like a religion of the devil."

The National Association of Evangelicals has already issued a statement urging the church to cancel the event.

The event has received more than 1,500 recommendations by users. Muslim groups have denounced the move.

Ramsey Kilic of the The Council on American-Islamic Relations said, “We don’t want to do anything that would be reactive.

"Unfortunately in Florida and nationwide, Islamophobia are actually on the rise. I'm more afraid of those who have anti-Muslim sentiments and may think this is a legitimate action and may want to attack a mosque or attack a Muslim on the street."