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September 7th, 2010
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Pastor weighing plans to burn Qurans amid U.S. warnings

CNN Wire Staff

Terry Jones, pastor of Dove World Outreach Church in Gainesville, Florida, said the congregation is taking seriously the warning from the U.S. military that the act could cause problems for American troops.'
Terry Jones, pastor of Dove World Outreach Church in Gainesville, Florida, said the congregation is taking seriously the warning from the U.S. military that the act could cause problems for American troops.'

(CNN) - The pastor of a Florida church planning to burn Qurans told CNN Tuesday while the congregation plans to go through with the action to protest the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States by al Qaeda, the church is "weighing" its intentions.

Terry Jones, pastor of Dove World Outreach Church in Gainesville, Florida, who was interviewed on CNN's "American Morning, said the congregation is taking seriously the warning from the U.S. military that the act could cause problems for American troops.

"We have firmly made up our mind, but at the same time, we are definitely praying about it," said Jones said.

"We are definitely weighing the situation. We are weighing the thing that we're about to do. What it possibly could cause. What is our actual message. What are we trying to get across."

The planned action has drawn sharp criticism from Muslims around the world and U.S. officials.

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Updated: 11:14 a.m.


Filed under: 360° Radar • Islam
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. i wilson

    about time someone spoke up. great man thank you for speaking your mind.need more like you thanks

    September 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm |
  2. i wilson

    yes its about time.the world church spoke up. god bless him

    September 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  3. Rich

    Could this be considered a hate crime?

    September 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  4. LR

    He is just another racist, publicity-hungry, hate-filled religious fanatic. Unfortunately, he's also dangerous.

    September 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm |
  5. backlog

    The planned action of a small FL church is terrorism in the name of free speech.

    September 7, 2010 at 11:09 am |