Were lives ever in danger from burning bibles?

September 7, 2010 04:09

The top US commander in Afghanistan has warned that troops’ lives will be in danger if an American church sticks to its plan to burn copies of the Koran.

BBC News

‘Pastor Terry Jones, of the Dove World Outreach Centre, has said he will make a bonfire this week on the anniversary of the 11 September 2001 attacks.’

‘”It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort,” Gen Petraeus said in a statement. “It is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems.’

‘In Kabul on Monday, about 500 protesters chanted “long live Islam” and “death to America” as they denounced the planned Koran-burning and set fire to an effigy of Mr Jones.’


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