Terry Jones leads a tiny (50 people) group of extremists in Gainesville, Florida, as part of something called the Dove World Outreach Center. He calls himself a Christian. Many other Christians find him appalling; I’m not a Christian, and I won’t add my commentary on that issue.
But now he’s famous. He wants to burn the Koran on 9/11. He wants Obama to call him and tell him not to. Why would anyone want to burn the Koran?
I think he is within his legal rights to burn it, except for some fire code problems. But it’s clearly an unAmerican act. He is endangering the troops, according to Gen. David Petraeus. But he is doing more than that. He is helping Al Qaeda and the Taliban and every other group of Islamic radical nuts. They will be showing this, over and over, and using it to recruit terrorists. Never mind that millions of Americans of all faiths find Terry Jones obnoxious and ridiculous. They won’t be broadcasting that message. Nope; it will be “here are Americans, burning our holy book”.
The only question is, why is he helping the terrorists?