JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Florida based Dove World Outreach Centers plan to publicly burn a copy of the Muslim Quran is causing ripples both across America and the World. Gen. David Petreus says the burning could endanger U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Americans worldwide.
Here in Jonesboro we spoke to several people to get their reaction. All agreed it was the wrong thing to do and for a variety of reasons.
Sophomore Melanie Keen: "I believe that it's really disrespectful to burn someone's word of living."
John Trowbridge, "Most Muslims hate Christianity anyway I don't think that would be a really good idea."
David Mcavoy a Graduate Assistant in Political Science felt outraged at the proposed act.
"They're sending this message that all Muslims are responsible for what happened on 9/11 which is just completely untrue. We were attacked by terrorists. We weren't attacked by people of a certain faith."
Kain Greeno agreed with General Petraeus, "It could be a very, very, very big fire starter."
Emilee Bogan told me it casts a bad lot on America and Americans. Forgiveness v. Fire.
"I don't think it's necessarily the right thing to do. What happened happened but I don't necessarily think that shows how great America is."
Dr. Cathy Reese a teacher of Political Science says she hopes America is above actions like this.
"I hope Americans have enough judgement to ignore actions like that. And I certainly hope there won't be international repercussions."
2010 will mark the Ninth anniversary of 9/11.