I’m not big on book burnin’ either but the first time this came up years ago I figured the way to do some good would have been for the preacher to round up some old Danielle Steele or maybe Zane Grey paper backs and just glue some Koran covers on them, make his point and then burn something worth burning. Pick anything from the fiction rack at Barnes & Noble, glue a pic of Mohammud on it , and light it up. The only thing the mideast nutcases understand is overwhelming force. The Mullahs might step a little more lightly if they see some resistance building -——they have to know they are close to their own “Persian Spring”.
Now why would you want to deface a Zane Grey book?!
You are right in that the crazy mullahs as well as most of the world understand one thing, power or force.