If you haven't heard, there is a 50-member church called the Dove World Outreach Center from Gainesville, Fla. headed by pastor Terry Jones that has decided for some reason to hold a Koran burning party on 9/11.
My opinion a couple months ago when this first came out and now remain the same. I do not hold to book burning and it seems like a very stupid way to piss off the enemy. I mean these are the same people who killed 17 people and injured countless others over a FAKE Koran "toilet flushing" story. This is going to make them apoplectic.
That being said, they have EVERY RIGHT to do so. The fact that General Petraeus has come out and made a comment on this bothers me. Why is the US Military getting involved in a civil issue? It's not a hate crime, it's freedom of speech. Petraeus may be right, but this is unusual at best.
AND, Pastor Jones has a point,"We must send a clear message to the radical element of Islam. We will no longer be controlled and dominated by their fears and threats." Here we are 9 years after 9/11 and we are cowering in the shadow of Islam. If all it takes is 50 whack jobs at some church burning some books to piss them off then we have a bigger problem than 50 whack jobs burning books. Much bigger.