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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Registered: 01-22-2000
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 8:55am

I think it sends a bad message from a Christian church body/ministry. I think we all probably agree that they should have the "right" to do it, but it is the wrong thing to do. I completely understand where Petraeus is coming from both in his necessary efforts to protect his troops, but also in the need for him to convey to the muslim world that this is not condoned or sanctioned by the American govt or armed forces.


Sonny

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Registered: 08-16-2005
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 9:12am
Agree!!!





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Registered: 03-30-2007
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 9:46am
I pray that these people listen to Petraeus. My son is in Pakistan with the Navy helping flood victims. His life is in enough danger.
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Registered: 10-15-2008
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 9:52am
A lovely example of tolerance.
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Registered: 07-15-2010
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 10:18am
If they have such a burning need to do it--why do they need to advertise it? Just do what you feel you need to do (within the law) and keep it to yourself. The only reason to advertise it outside of your group is to instigate something.

>>Luck is what you call it when preparation meets opportunity<<
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Registered: 05-29-2003
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 12:12pm

I agree with Sonny and I sure do pray they listen to Petreas as well..

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Registered: 05-29-2003
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 12:13pm
Good point!
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Registered: 01-05-2003
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 12:15pm
Completely agree.

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Registered: 04-09-2007
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 12:29pm

I agree.


There was an interesting story on the radio program "On the Media" about the press and terrorism/crime.

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Registered: 01-22-2000
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 12:29pm

I agree with what *almost* all have said, or implied, here.


While I in NO WAY support, or would participate in, what they are doing, I have wondered throughout the day what type of

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