Koran burning threat: Your reaction
A small US church says it will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11 despite international condemnation. What is your reaction to the plans?
President Obamacondemned the plans in a television interview on ABC's Good Morning America programme. The president called the pastor's planned action a stunt, adding it would be a "recruitment bonanza" for al-Qaeda.
Gen David Petraeus, the top US commander in Afghanistan, warned troops' lives would be in danger if the Dove World Outreach Center in Florida went ahead with the burning.
But organiser, Pastor Terry Jones said: "We must send a clear message to the radical element of Islam."
What will the diplomatic impact of this be for the US? Should the Church be allowed to carry out the book burning? Has the Church got too much media coverage?
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