A Quran burning by Terry Jones was cancelled, after much pressure from the government, top military officials, the press, celebrities, and the general public. The controversial burning of the Muslim Holy Book was a planned protest against the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the Ground Zero mosque.
Terry Jones is from Gainesville , Florida and is the pastor of Dove World Outreach. Some peg him as the leader of a “cult” and others are flabbergasted that such an eccentric and controversial figure could create such a divide within the country.
While Jones’ church did not burn the Koran as planned, there were isolated incidences in New York and Tennessee where these fires took place. In addition, protests in Afghanistan left two dead and a few others injured.
The Muslim world and the western way of life is increasingly at odds, and it’s hard to find a happy medium. Where the 911 mosque will most likely be constructed despite strong opposition, the Quran burning was cancelled after strong opposition was received. There’s a growing discord, and one cannot help but wonder when things will change.
Although the Koran burning wasn’t a wise idea, it was cancelled. What do you think about all of this?