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Fox won’t cover Koran-burning; AP to block pictures

With concern growing among some journalists that the coverage of a Florida church’s planned Koran-burning could cause harm to Americans, some major news sources are saying they will limit their reporting on the event. The Associated Press announced Thursday that it will not distribute images or audio of the event,…

Pastor who plans to burn Quran is not in Christian mainstream, was thrown out of former church

Fla. pastor on fringe of US Christian life. The Florida pastor who plans to burn the Quran on the anniversary of 9/11 is rooted in Pentecostal tradition that believes Christians are engaged in a modern-day spiritual battle with evil. For Terry Jones and his Dove World Outreach Center, Islam is…

Palin: Koran-burning ‘much like building a mosque at Ground Zero’

Original story follows below: Koran-burning pastor: Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism ‘of the devil’ Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has called a Florida preacher’s plan to burn Korans on the anniversary of 9/11 “insensitive and an unnecessary provocation – much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.” Palin made her comments in…

DOJ investigating at least 5 anti-Muslim acts

Justice Department investigating at least 5 anti-Muslim acts in 4 states; Holder meets clerics The Justice Department is investigating a handful of apparently anti-Muslim incidents in four states, including the stabbing of a Muslim cab driver in New York City. FBI agents and civil rights division investigators also are looking…

Veterans organization pans church’s plans for 9/11 Quran burning

A top US veterans group on Tuesday blasted a planned Koran burning to mark nine years since the September 11th strikes as the work of “religious extremists” whose gesture would endanger US forces. “There is nothing to be gained and everything to lose from this selfish act,” said Richard Eubank,…

US church vows Koran burning will go on despite concerns

A Florida evangelical church vowed Tuesday to go ahead with plans to burn the Koran on the 9/11 anniversary despite fears it may fuel an angry backlash and endanger US and allied troops in Afghanistan. The White House lent its voice to growing concern from military leaders that the incendiary…

NATO requests 2,000 more troops for Afghanistan

NATO asks for more troops for Afghanistan as protesters in Kabul denounce US The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan is asking for 2,000 more soldiers to join the 140,000-strong international force here, NATO officials said Monday. It was unclear how many would be Americans. Coalition officials said nearly…

Afghans protest US church’s plans to burn Quran

UPDATE: Top US commander in Afghanistan says church’s actions may endanger American lives Gen. David Petraeus, appointed by President Obama to lead the Afghan occupation after the departure of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, told The Wall Street Journal on Monday that a U.S.-church’s planned mass-burning of the Holy Quran on Sept.…

Florida pastor calls Koran burning ‘a warning’ to radical Muslims

The pastor of a church sponsoring an “International Burn a Koran Day” says that the event is meant “as a warning” to radical Muslims. Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center, a non-denominational church in Gainesville, Florida, appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews on Thursday. Recently, his church announced…

After permit denied, Florida church insists, ‘We will still burn Korans’ on 9/11

Officials in a Florida city have denied a burn permit for a church that is seeking to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11. Interim Fire Chief Gene Prince said Wednesday that the open burning of books is not allowed under Gainesville’s burning ordinance. The Dove World Outreach Center…

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