Obama Joins the Long List of People Trying to Talk Sense Into Terry Jones


If he’s listening, I just hope he understands that what he’s proposing to do is completely contrary to our values … this country has been built on the notions of religious freedom and religious tolerance. As a very practical matter, as commander (in) chief of the armed forces of the United States, I just want him to understand that this stunt that he is pulling could greatly endanger our young men and women in uniform who are in Iraq, who are in Afghanistan.” —President Obama on Good Morning America, urging Terry Jones, the Dove World Outreach Center pastor, not to burn Korans to mark the anniversary of September 11. Obama also added that Jones’s proposed actions could help recruit people willing to “blow themselves up.”

President Obama Says Terry Jones’ Plan to Burn Korans Is ‘A Destructive Act’ [ABC News]