Pastors Plan to burn Koran endangers US troops




 
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September 7th, 2010  
perseus
 
 

Topic: Pastors Plan to burn Koran endangers US troops


Petraeus: Koran burning plan will endanger US troops

Protesters burned an effigy of Pastor Terry Jones

The top US commander in Afghanistan has warned that troops' lives will be in danger if an American church sticks to its plan to burn copies of the Koran.

Gen David Petraeus said the action could cause problems "not just in Kabul, but everywhere in the world".
Pastor Terry Jones, of the Dove World Outreach Center, plans to put copies of the holy book in a bonfire to mark this week's anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. There have already been protests in Afghanistan and Indonesia

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11209738
September 7th, 2010  
Amanda
 
That is plain ignorance. And perpetuating the volatility of the situation.
September 7th, 2010  
A Can of Man
 
 
Disgraceful.
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September 7th, 2010  
Partisan
 
 
I think that the last significant book burning that I recall was a precursor to Kistallnacht.

Shame that these people can't remember their own tenets and commandments, but then Christianity always was about love thy neighbour, coveting his possessions and siezing what is yours by right and might - well done "Dove" World Outreach for yet another example of us being regarded as Crusaders.

Still on the bright side, they are exercising their right to free speech, even if it is by disrespecting another religion.
September 7th, 2010  
perseus
 
 
US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

Terry Jones said he had prayed over the matter but insisted the Koran-burning would go ahead
A small US church says it will defy international condemnation and go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Koran on the 9/11 anniversary.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11223457
September 8th, 2010  
Moloch
 
16 people died in riots in Afghanistan and Pakistan after newsweek wrote that a jailer in Guantanamo threw a Koran into the toilet - which wasn't even true. Yep, just has to be a good idea to burn them by the dozen.
That Terry Jones guy is the best recruiter for the Taliban for years to come..
September 8th, 2010  
oRTouCH
 
 
Sorry but this is completely hebetude! What kind of mentality can protest 9/11 by burning a Koran? What an ignorance is this! US killed many civilians in Iraq but noone burned Bible there. Oh come on.

This shows us that some Christians are really worried about Islam and the high rates of people choosing Islam in US.
September 8th, 2010  
FADEYI
 
 
Why dont we leave God to fight for himslef, afterall only the Lord knows those who are serving him. Burning the Quaran is not a welcome development, think of peace, our God is a God of peace.
September 8th, 2010  
koalaburger
 
 
It will be interesting if the Imams have as much luck convincing Islamic countries that these fundamentalist christians don't represent all christians, as Americans have been at convincing themselves that fundamentalist Moslems don't represent all moslems.
September 8th, 2010  
Shmack
 
 
Fantastic stupidity. Is he doing that on purpose?
 


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