Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Pastor wants to burn Koran on 9/11
Terry Jones, pastor of the (ironically-named?) Dove World Outreach Church in Gainsville, FL., has called for a "Burn a Koran Day" to send a "message of warning" to radical international Islamists. Watch this CNN clip as he tries to wiggle out from under the Beatitudes. He seems not to be thinking carefully about how his intended audience will respond; General David Patraeus has thought about it, though, and he's nervous. We can easily imagine as well the response of unintended audiences--everyday American muslims--who will be reasonably deeply offended.