Us Commanders Burning Koran May Result In Slain Troops

09.07.10 | FL News Team

Top American military commanders in Afghanistan have a warning for a Florida pastor who plans to burn a Koran on 9-11 -- it may result in the deaths of U.S. soldiers.  Lieutenant General William Caldwell says burning a Koran may have serious military implications. General David Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, also says the plan by Pastor Terry Jones to burn a Koran puts troops in jeopardy.

Jones claims, "Islam is of the devil."  He has a small flock of only 50 at his Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida.  Jones dismisses the military's contention that burning a Koran will endanger American lives.  Meanwhile, hundreds of Afghans protested in Kabul Monday and burned Jones in effigy.  Many said they were convinced Jones was acting with President Obama's blessing.