How The Florida Quran Burning Led To Violence In The Middle East (VIDEO)

04/16/2011 05:35 pm ET | Updated Jun 16, 2011

Why did Pastor Terry Jones decide to go ahead with the burning of a Quran after promising never to do so in September? How did a radical act by this fringe individual in Florida lead to several days of massive protest and violence in Afghanistan? What is the relationship between this sort of extremism and the world's religious traditions?

In the wake of these events, Odyssey Networks discussed these questions and more with Imam Muhammad Musri, President of the Islamic Society of Central Florida. The answers are chilling lessons on the power of hateful rhetoric in the age of global connectivity and what happens when religion is distorted to serve the ego and agenda of an individual.

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