President Acknowledges Fear Suspicion Over Islam

09.10.10 | FL News Team

(Washington, DC)  --  One day before the ninth anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, President Obama acknowledged ongoing fear and suspicion about Islam.  In a White House news conference, Obama said the U.S. is not at war with Islam.  He argued that the U.S. is a nation of religious tolerance and advised Americans not to "turn on each other" in heated debates over the construction of Muslim mosques and Korans.

Under intense pressure from the administration, the pastor of a tiny Florida church has suspended plans to burn Korans this weekend.  The President said burning holy books is "contrary to what this nation stands for."  He argued that the well-publicized plans have agitated Islamic extremists and have put U.S. troops at risk.