Skip to comments.Will Koran Burning Be Banned In The United States?
Posted on 04/05/2011 4:50:37 AM PDT by Scanian
As an American in the United States of America, you are allowed to do many things.
You can burn the flag. You can burn the Bible. You can produce obscene art and sometimes even get government money to finance it.
You can make movies and TV shows that ridicule Christianity, traditional morality, and that take the Lord's name in vain.
If anybody objects to this, you can just accuse him of trying to impose his values on others. Then start talking about the Salem Witch Trials and the Spanish Inquisition.
Yes, you can do all those things, and more.
But can you burn a Koran?
Yes, but maybe not for long.
Terry Jones, pastor of the Dove World Outreach Center, in Gainesville, Florida, became the target of world condemnation last year when he announced he would burn a copy of the Koran in protest.
President Obama didn't want him to do it. Neither did General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Actress/Activist Angelina Jolie spoke out against it. I'm still waiting for Angelina to speak out against anti-Christianity in Hollywood.
As a result of his plan to burn a Koran in the U.S.A., Terry Jones received death threats. His website was shut down. The mortgage on his church's property was called in and -- what a coincidence -- the church's property insurance was cancelled. The city of Gainesville threatened to charge the church for protection. And who knows what else happened behind the scenes? All this happened to a private group which wanted to burn a privately-owned book on private property.
What if the powers that be decide your private activity is objectionable ?
In the end, Jones decided not to burn the Koran.
That was seven months ago. But now, he and his group have finally...
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If this BS goes down, I can GUARANTEE there wil be many less Korans laying around.....
OK, those out there that know who you are.
Time to start telling this writer that he is as loony as the Pastor that dared to exercise his Constitutional Rights.
How about condemning the UNJUSTIFIED EXTREME REACTION AND KILLING by MUSLIMS?!?!?
While I think Terry Jones is an idiot and possible agent of change, if they try to outlaw burning a koran it will guarantee that I burn a whole stack of them myself.
Let me get this straight, it is ok to burn the US Flag or wear it on the seat of your pants and it will be illegal to burn that POS book? Not on my watch.
I haven't see any liberals proposing that but I am still amazed that the SCOTUS declared that burning a cross is NOT protected free speech but burning a flag is. I assume that was another result of Justice O ‘Conner's flip a coin decisions.
Is burning the Qu’ran offensive? Of course it is. So is burning a Bible, the Rig Veda, the Torah, the Dhammaphada, or any other text that people hold to be sacred. Not to mention blowing up churches, Sufi shrines, torching Jewish synagoges and American flags, and of course beheading people with dull butter knives in the name of God.
Nonetheless, as a wonderful friend of mine told me many years ago, the greatest thing about America is that you have the constiutionally protected right to be an a$$#ole. Pastor Jones is simply excercising this right. When anyone speaks of outlawing an offensive act in order not to offend the rights of a minority (or even the majority) then I have a problem. In this case, the proposed remedy is worse than the illness it’s intended to cure. Pastor Jones is an attention-whore, but it’s within his rights to be one. Enough said. As Voltaire once put it, “I disagree with everything you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
If muslimisum were a newly developed technique for psychotherapy, its use would be banned world wide and it’s practitioners imprisoned.
In all honesty, I believe the cross burning issue will always be determined by who does it where. If a KKK member burns a cross on a black family’s lawn it will not be protected. If a liberal burns a cross anywhere other than on a black family’s lawn, it will be protected. Heck, it will probably be cheered by the same people who will say no to burning a Koran.
Koran burning should stay legal. Perhaps more should be burned rather than less. Islam is a violent, aggressive religion which needs to be challenged. Right now it is conquering decadent Europe without a shot being fired.
It’s amazing and sad that this is the state of affairs in 2011.
A quick correction; I said, “.......the right of a minority (or even the majority)”. I should have used ‘sensibilities’ in lieu of the word ‘rights’.
Exactly what I said yesterday.
Make buring the Koran illegal and those things will be aflame all across the USA.
The First Amendment doesn’t give you the right to yell “FIRE” during a beheading. Someone could get hurt if you did.
Not on my watch either, July 4, 2011 should become a BURN A KORAN day as a way of celebrating our Right of Free Speech.
Will Koran Burning Be Banned In The United States?
Before it got to that my support for our involvement in Afghanistan would come to a halt.
Let there be NO mistake. We are not in Afghanistan to protect their freedom and create a democracy. We are there to protect our freedom and democracy it just so happens we’re doing it by giving them a taste of freedom of their own.
If the result is to be banning any form of freedom of speech here in the USA, we lost the battle of Afghanistan. Time to bring them home.
And how much longer will it be legal for Jews to own a copy?
Where does one buy a koran and how much does one cost?
There are places that give away Bibles, (The Gideons). Is there such a place that gives away korans?
I’d like to burn some of them too but I don’t want to actually pay for one, that would profit some muzzie organization.
I think it is fine for you to have the right to do it but if you do, I hope you are fine with an American mother receiving a folded flag for it. You are dealing with irrational savages and a weak president.
I don’t think it should be illegal. If you want to do it, that’s cool but my child isn’t over in Afghanistan with those lunatics either.