U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer: I strongly condemn such acts as disrespectful, intolerant, divisive and unrepresentative of American values. The deliberate destruction of any holy book is an abhorrent act. The acts of this one individual are not representative of America and American values. We are also dismayed to see reports that a church and a school in Kashmir and the Punjab have been attacked and destroyed by rioters. We strongly support local authorities' appeal for calm and an end to this violence.