Raising religious intolerance in this country to a brand new height, the Dove World Outreach Center, a fundamentalist evangelical church in Gainesville, Florida, led by firebrand pastor Terry Jones, plans to burn the Koran on 9/11. This is so wrong on so many levels it leaves me almost speechless. It is, to put it bluntly, an act of evil. The deliberate destruction of the sacred text of one of the world’s largest religions creates greater divisions in this country and around the world, and further jeopardizes our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, who are fighting not against Islam, but against Muslim extremists who have used a warped, fundamentalist interpretation of the Koran to justify their murderous acts. The planned burning will do nothing but inflame them further, and deliver a handy recruiting tool to the Taliban and al Qaeda. This reckless and foolish tantrum endangers us all.