Plans to Burn Koran: Free Speech — or Hate Speech?

By Tom McCarthy

Sep 7, 2010 11:06pm

Florida pastor Terry Jones' stated plan to stage a Koran-burning on the anniversary of 9/11 has created a tremendous ripple effect. Suddenly the leaders of American foreign policy, including the secretary of state and one of the country's top generals, are commenting on the actions of a tiny religious congregation. So tonight we ask you: Should Jones back down, his point having been made? Or does his right to express himself by burning a book trump all other considerations?

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