Burning Quran endangers troops

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Burning Quran endangers troops
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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 8:40am

KABUL, Afghanistan – The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warned Tuesday an American church's threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger U.S. troops in the country and Americans worldwide.


Meanwhile, NATO reported the death of an American service member in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday.


The comments from Gen. David Petraeus followed a protest Monday by hundreds of Afghans over the plans by Gainesville, Florida-based Dove World Outreach Center — a small, evangelical Christian church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy — to burn copies of the Quran on church grounds to mark the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States that provoked the Afghan war.


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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 3:32pm
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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 3:34pm

Thanks, I figured that out as I read further. I can't imagine why either.






Edited 9/8/2010 3:34 pm ET by moxysuvous
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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 4:05pm
You would think. My husband is deployed now too.
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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 4:54pm

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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 5:48pm

Since these yahoo's are prepared to "give their lives." I suggest they immediately be sent to the Afghan front.

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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 6:02pm
Oh, yes, I think they should take their fight right to the source.
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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 6:07pm

<<<"We understand that those concerns are valid," Jones said. "The question that we have is if we don't do it, when do we stop backing down?">>>



No, the question is: if you responded to these

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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 6:46pm

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Good to know, but I'm not a liberal.



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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 6:52pm

<<"How does burning Bibles further endanger our troops?"



It emboldens people.>>



What people?



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That's not what I said, nor what I implied. I think peaceful Muslims are certainly able to see this for what it is (as you said, a bunch of "kooks"), however, that doesn't mean that it's not offensive. I think burning Bibles is outrageous too. IMO, it's wrong to disrespect another's religion.



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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 11:04pm

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