[Vision2020] State Department Calls Plan to Burn Korans 'Un-American'

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Tue Sep 7 18:02:32 PDT 2010

Not even warnings from General Petraeus can deter pastor from commemorating
9/11 anniversary by burning Korans. 


This should end well.


Courtesy of Fox News at:






State Department Calls Plan to Burn Korans 'Un-American'


The State Department described as "un-American" plans by a controversial
church to burn Korans in memory of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks --
though the head of that church says he is not deterred. 


State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley called the plan "inflammatory" at a
briefing Tuesday and said it would put U.S. troops and interest around the
world at risk, echoing a concern expressed by the top U.S. commander in


"It doesn't represent the vast majority of American views," Crowley said. 


Gen. David Petraeus, head of Multinational Forces in Afghanistan, repeated
his warning Tuesday that any plans to burn the Muslim holy book --
considered a major offense in the Islamic community -- would jeopardize U.S.
military efforts. 


But Terry Jones, pastor of the 50-member Dove World Outreach Center in
Gainesville, Fla., says not even protests and death threats will deter him.
He told MyFoxOrlando.com that he and the church's members feel strongly
about their decision to hold the book burning despite being denied a permit
from the fire department.


"We understand the general's concerns, we are taking those into
consideration," Jones was quoted saying. "We feel it's maybe the right time
for America to stand up. How long are we going to bow down? How long are we
going to be controlled by the terrorists, by radical Islam?" 


On Tuesday, Petraeus said that even rumors of the possibility the church
would hold a Koran-burning touched off protests in Afghanistan, Pakistan and


"Images of the burning of a Koran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in
Afghanistan -- and around the world -- to inflame public opinion and incite
violence," Petraeus said. "Were the actual burning to take place, the safety
of our soldiers and civilians would be put in jeopardy and accomplishment of
the mission would be made more difficult." 


Though the National Association of Evangelicals and the National Council of
Churches have denounced the plan to burn the Koran, Jones indicated he had
support from other churches around the country. He did not name any,


Jones said he and members of his church are taking seriously several death
threats directed at them, but if something happened, it would not be their


"We will not be responsible," Jones said. "We are only reacting to the
violence that is already there in that religion."




Aug. 30: Rev. Terry Jones, seen here at the Dove World Outreach Center in
Gainesville, Fla., says he plans to burn copies of the Koran to mark the
Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks despite the potential security threat it
will create for U.S. forces in Afghanistan.








Seeya round town, Moscow.


Tom Hansen

Moscow, Idaho


"As more and more heathens 'choose' to not have children the number of Godly
souls will increase. If the number of Christian births out number the number
of Islamic births the battle will be over in 3 or 4 generations."


- Doug "No-Clue" Farris (March 10, 2007)  

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