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Church rebuffs military concerns on Quran burning

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A Christian minister said Tuesday that he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Quran this weekend to protest the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks despite a warning from the top U.S. general in Afghanistan that doing so would endanger American troops. Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center said he understands Gen. David Petraeus’ concerns, but plans to go forward with the burning this Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the attacks.

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