Kessler: Koran Burning Terrorist Propaganda Tool

Thursday, 09 Sep 2010 03:40 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Muslim extremists would certainly use the images of a Florida pastor torching the Koran on 9/11 to demonize the United States — but terrorists will simply find some other propaganda tool if the event is canceled. So says Ronald Kessler, Newsmax's chief Washington correspondent and the author of several best-selling books on national security, including "In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect."

Story continues below video.



"No question this would be used by Muslim extremists in particular to demonize the United States," Kessler tells Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview. "But you know, they have lots of other rallying cries as well. They have Gitmo, if they don't have Gitmo and the president sends them some other place, they would use that. They really don't care what the issue is."

Extremists also will try to use the trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed against the United States, whether he's tried in civilian court or in a military tribunal, Kessler says.

President Obama warned on Thursday that if Pastor Terry Jones carries out plans to burn copies of the Koran on Saturday, it will be a "recruitment bonanza" for al-Qaida.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved