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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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 6:32pm
The agenda? The beast must be fed.
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Registered: 03-30-2007
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 6:34pm
One can blame the media for all they want. I was around way before 24-7 news shows and the Internet and I can say that Bad News travels faster than the speed of light.
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Registered: 09-01-2010
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 6:37pm

< The media has little to do with these nuts.>

I disagree. The media gives them a platform and covers their actions as "news." The media could easily choose to not announce this due to its disgusting and divisive nature. They don't need to make this bigger than it already is. I feel the same way about how the media went after that community center/mosque that is to be built two blocks from where the WTC once stood. They labeled it the "Ground Zero Mosque" which I think confused many people. They gave angry anti-Muslim activists a platform to misrepresent everything from the location to the history and leanings of the imam to the source of funding. So, yes, the media has plenty to do with this Quran-burning nutty church.

~Opal~
~Opal~    
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Registered: 03-30-2007
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 6:43pm
Yes, they are making a big deal out of this. But,, we were both around way before Cable news and the Internet. I'm sure we both have heard stories before they ever hit the Nightly News. These type of people have been around for as long as I can remember. i.e the minister (Burn Elvis the Pelvis records cause he's the Devil)who preached on Sundays about who teens should listen to.


Edited 9/7/2010 6:47 pm ET by ohearto
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Registered: 04-09-2007
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 6:47pm

Saw this Op-Ed and I thought it was sort of appropriate.

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Registered: 05-26-2009
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 6:50pm

<<Please point me to the part of my post where I suggested the extremists should not be blamed?>>


You didn't and I never said that you did. But you did put blame on the media for reporting on the actions of others where as the real blame lies with those who commit such actions in the first place.


Although I most defintely do not always agree with those in the media, it is their job to report. If I'm going to hold extremists accountable for their actions than I should hold Americans who burn the Quran (knowing the possible ramifications) accountable for their actions as well.


Chrissy


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Registered: 05-26-2009
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 6:52pm
<<I just hope they come out of the woodwork so as to make killing them easier.>>







Believe me, there's definitely enough to kill as it is. I'm worried about creating more.


Chrissy


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Registered: 05-26-2009
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 7:07pm

I too really appreciated those words from Bush. Unfortuntely, I don't think Obama is "allowed" to say the same thing. He's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.


Chrissy


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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 7:24pm

EXCELLENT point!!!


Sonny

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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 7:27pm

Wow...you have taken THAT a bit to the extreme exaggeration, havent you?


Sonny

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