The US commander of the Afghan war has warned that troops' lives will be endangered if a Florida evangelical church goes ahead with a planned burning of the Koran on Saturday's 9/11 anniversary.I don't believe the general's comments end with the Koran burning event scheduled by the Christian group - the opposition to the construction of th Park51 Islamic center is another example of American intolerance that risks endangering the lives of our soldiers. These people claim to love America and the troops - think Back to Glenn Beck's rally of military praise and "restoring honor" to America, where most of the people speaking and in attendence had come out against the "Ground Zero" mosque - their hatred is causing more harm then good, and is only being used to fuel anti-American sentiments abroad.
General David Petraeus said the planned torching of Islam's holy book would be a propaganda coup for the Taliban in Afghanistan and stoke anti-US sentiment across the Muslim world.
The Dove World Outreach Center at Gainesville, Florida says it will burn copies of the Koran on this weekend's ninth anniversary of the September 11 airborne attacks in protest at what it calls "the evil of Islam".
In an interview with Tuesday's Wall Street Journal, Petraeus said of the event: "It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort.
"It is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems. Not just here, but everywhere in the world we are engaged with the Islamic community," he said.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
General Petraeus Warns Of Danger As Result Of Koran Burning
Here is a bit of an article from Google News: