Evangelicals, Muslims, and 'Burn a Quran Day'

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A journalist looks at the website 'Islam is of the Devil' featuring a book for sale written by Terry Jones, pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center, September 8, 2010
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Of all the commemorations of September 11th planned for this weekend, Pastor Terry Jones' "Burn A Quran Day" is almost certainly proving the most inflammatory. Jones has announced that with others, he will host a Koran-burning at the "Dove World Outreach Center" in Gainesville, Fla. this weekend. Jones has made international news with his planned action, drawing the ire of everyone from Muslims to Gen. David Petraeus, who says the Pastor's event will endanger U.S. troops abroad. The event has also brought out critics from within his own Evangelical Christian faith.

Dan Johnson is a minister at Trinity United Methodist Church in Gainesville, Fla. Johnson is planning a counter protest, to show a "more moderate voice" in his faith. And Douglas Wilson, pastor of Christ Church of Moscow, Idaho, says we have to be careful about creating a double standard for Christians and Muslims when members of each faith seem intolerant.