President Barack Obama is warning that a Florida pastor's plan to burn the Koran could result in "serious violence" against U.S. troops and is not in standing with American values.
Pastor Terry Jones intends to burn hundreds of copies of the Muslim holy book this weekend.
"Of course it's insulting. Of course it's not a nice thing to do," Jones told ABC News' "Nightline." "But this is a very dangerous religion. If we don't do it, when do we stop backing down?"
The list of those who have condemned Jones's plan continues to grow, from Gen. David Petraeus and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Sarah Palin and television evangelist Pat Robertson.
There are fears that the burning could feed into radical Muslim ideology, building hatred for the United States. The federal government is concerned about possible retaliation against U.S. troops abroad, not to mention against Jones and his congregation.
Still, Jones has said he intends to go through with his plan.
"As of right now, we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing," Jones said yesterday.
Our question to you today: Will Jones actually go through with his plan to burn Korans this weekend?