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← Do we have the right to burn the Koran?

colluvial's Avatar Jump to comment 63 by colluvial

@Stevehill #30: "He's as big an embarrassment to the USA as the Taliban is to Afghanistan."

Let's see: 1) The burning of a small quantity of wood pulp. 2) Executions and amputations, oppression and abuse of women, supporting terrorism, etc.

In which universe are these things even vaguely similar? Or are you saying that the Afghans have an incredibly high tolerance for embarrassment?

If you want to make the burning of the Koran illegal, I would assume you would extend the same edict to the burning of the Bible, drawing cartoons about religious icons, or maybe even saying anything critical about any religion. Or perhaps only the religions that threaten violence?

Sat, 02 Apr 2011 13:52:47 UTC | #610745