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Clinton Calls Koran Burning a ‘Disgraceful Plan’ by Pastor

Sept. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said a plan by a Florida pastor to burn Korans on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is a “disgraceful plan” and could be harmful to U.S. troops.

“We are hoping that the pastor decides not to do this,” Clinton told an audience at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington today.

Terry Jones, pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, told CNN yesterday that he’s “weighing” what to do after U.S. General David Petraeus, commander of international forces in Afghanistan, warned against destroying the Muslim holy book. The Vatican said today that such an act would be an “outrageous and grave gesture.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Edward DeMarco in Washington at edemarco1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Silva at msilva34@bloomberg.net

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