A preacher in Florida insists he'll go ahead with the burning of the Koran to protest the Muslim faith. General Patraeus, in charge of the war in Afghanistan, says the move is dangerous following protests in that country over the weekend, with a bigger rally planned for today.
Gen. David Petraeus said the Taliban would exploit the demonstration for propaganda purposes, drumming up anger toward the U.S. and making it harder for allied troops to carry out their mission of protecting Afghan civilians.
"It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort," Gen. Petraeus said in an interview. "It is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems. Not just here, but everywhere in the world we are engaged with the Islamic community."
Pastor Terry Jones' latest book is called "Islam is of the Devil."