Friday Twitter Break: Fireproof Your Quran

President Obama finally steps in, and Terry Jones thankfully quiets down.

By Julianne Hing Sep 10, 2010

Welcome to this week’s Friday Twitter Break folks. It’s not just any Friday though. It’s also September 10, 2010, the eve of the ninth anniversary of Sept. 11, and Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. To honor both important events, Florida pastor Terry Jones was going to set fire to a Quran tomorrow. Jones thankfully seems to have rethought that particular course of action, but not before dragging the entire country into a screaming match over Islam and America and American Muslims’ basic constitutional rights. And just when the whole thing looked like it might explode, President Obama weighed in today with some much-needed reason.

With all that now behind us, let’s get on with this week’s FTB. Bonus points if you can spot which of this week’s contributors will be speaking at our publisher ARC’s Facing Race conference in Chicago, September 23-25. (Hint: it won’t be @muslimhulk).

And as always, you can find us on Twitter at @colorlines.