US Commander Condemns Quran Burning As “Hateful” By Michael McIntee | April 4, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Florida Subscribe to Florida Follow this author The top U.S. and NATO Commander in Afghanistan General David Patraeus spoke out Sunday against Florida pastor Terry Jone’s burning of the Holy Quran last month. The action sparked violence protest and death in Afghanistan. “We condemn the action of an individual in the United States who burned a holy Quran. That action was hateful, intolerant and it was extremely disrespectful. And again we condemn it in the strongest manner possible,” said Patraeus. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.