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  • Afghans burn an effigy of the Rev. Terry Jones, the pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center, during a demonstration Monday in Kabul. Hundreds of Afghans railed against the U.S. and called for President Obama's death at a rally in the capital to denounce the American church's plans to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11. (Associated Press)

    Koran protest stokes emotions

    A proposed book-burning by an evangelical pastor in a Florida college town this weekend has inflamed sensitivities from Afghanistan to Washington, D.C., and added a wrinkle in U.S. relations with Muslims abroad.

  • UP IN FLAMES: The Rev. Terry Jones at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., plans to burn copies of the Koran to mark the anniversary of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (Associated Press)

    Church rebuffs military concerns on Koran burning

    A Christian minister said Tuesday that he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Koran to protest the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, despite warnings from the top U.S. general in Afghanistan and the White House that doing so would endanger U.S. troops.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Burning Korans doesn't solve anything

    Gainesville, Fla., Pastor Terry Jones thinks burning Korans will help his cause ("Towering debate," Inside the Beltway, Wednesday). But what is he trying to accomplish? As the present khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community recently said, "The world needs peace, love and brotherhood. The world needs an end to wars. Instead of walls of hatred being erected, we need peace to prevail and for this to occur, people of all faiths must join together." Mr. Jones' goal, it seems, is the exact opposite of this.

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