A FLORIDA MINISTER plans to burn copies of the Koran on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
The US government has pleaded with the minister not to do this, fearing it will incite violence from Muslims, putting Americans in peril.
"It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan," said General David Petraeus, the commanding officer in Afghanistan. "Were the actual burning to take place, the safety of our soldiers and civilians would be put in jeopardy and accomplishment of the mission would be made more difficult."
The minister leads a congregation of only around 50 members. But he has reached a worldwide audience with this stunt, largely because of the Internet and the media.
Should the media help tell this guy's story? Or should they ignore him?
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