Among those hoping a Florida pastor does not go through with his plan to burn copies of the Quran: Minnesota Senator Al Franken.The freshman Democrat tells WCCO Radio News videos and pictures of burning the Muslim holy book would be indelible. He fears they could be used as recruiting devices by terrorists.
Franken says the Reverend Terry Jones’ plan and the media coverage of it are a “disgrace.”
At a news conference today President Obama urged people “not to turn on eachother.” He told reporters, “We are one nation under God. We may call that God different names, but we are one nation.”