This Saturday, a Florida church is planning to burn 200 copies of the Quran on the ninth anniversary of Sept. 11.
Pastor Terry Jones, who leads the Dove Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., said in a Reuters report that the church is burning copies of the Quran to show that something is wrong with Islam and that we need to confront terrorism.
Although Jones’ actions are legally protected under the Constitution, many government, military and religious leaders are urging him not to go through with the book burning.
According to the BBC, Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said the burning "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."
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the burning is “disgraceful” and not representative of the American people.
Even Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin weighed in on the issue on her Facebook page, calling it “insensitive and an unnecessary provocation.”
How do you feel about the Quran burning?