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...
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
I know I’ve been consistent on this issue all along. I’ve supported people’s right to burn a flag, though I think they’re jackasses. The same here, I support Pastor Jone’s right to burn a Koran though I think he’s a jackass. I wish both of these things would not happen, but I would not stop people from doing it. No need to put our troops in any more danger than they have to be. What Pastor Jones did by burning the Koran, made our troops less safe. That’s just a plain fact.
What bothers me the most in this whole thing is the chilling words of Senator Graham. “Free speech is a great idea, but we’re at war”. It’s not an idea Senator Graham. It’s a natural right given to us by our creator. This is one of the worst aspects of a free society going to war. The possibility of suppressing our rights and freedoms may be at stake in the name of “security”. It’s funny, all of these leftist pinkos complained about the Patriot Act where the gubmint was going to monitor our phone calls and look at what library books we checked out. That was all malarkey. Yet now when Senators hint at a true natural right being supressed, the left says nothing. Oh, yeah. Forgot, Obama’s President....
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
If someone burns a koran, and no one is around to sensationalize it, does matter?
The conversation in this world SHOULD be about the real atrocities like Christians being beheaded for refusing Islam.
If this government bans the burning of the koran then America no longer exsists.
Why not just say yes, and leave out the...’but maybe not for long’? The fact is yes, the maybe just gets people all riled up. It’s not the least bit necessary or productive.
Good point. Of course my point was to say that the KKK burning anything won’t be protected, while a liberal burning anything will. Granted, a liberal won’t burn a Koran, but it will be because they are afraid of Muslim rage and not because of any sort of reverence.
After 9-11 a moozlum organization offered kurans for free. I asked for one but they never sent it. Liars. So I bought a paperback copy and burned it in protest.
What does it say when his insurance is cancelled and the police want to charge him for protection? To me it just proves that everyone knows muslims are a bunch of crazy, violent people.
This situation was parodied pretty well on comedy central:
South Park is in a panic when Family Guy shows an episode featuring the Muslim prophet Muhammad as a character. The townspeople hide in the Community Center for fear of a terrorist attack when the second half of the two-parter, without censorship, will be shown. Kyle, who likes the show, finds no problem and thinks the censorship is wrong, but Cartman disagrees, declaring that it is right to do this. Kyle thinks that he is faking, but, when Cartman gives an impassioned speech about keeping people from getting hurt, he is guilt-ridden. After thinking terribly of his little brother Ike getting killed by a terrorist bomb, Kyle agrees to go with Cartman to get the episode pulled.The people of South Park, meanwhile, decide to literally bury their heads in the sand, so as to show Islamists that they have no part in the insult.
South Park episodes #142+143: Cartoon Wars Part I+II
A FReeper suggested finding a title page from an online Koran, printing it, taping it onto some paperback book, and then burning it.
Want to make something popular?
Korans would be burning all over if the gub mint made it illegal.
Oh yeah, what about that little freedom of speech freedom of expression thingy?
Yet it’s ok to have a photo of Christ in a bottle of piss?
Need to gets me a Koran just in case.
My support for the "mission" ended on the day our military confiscated and burned the Bibles. From that day forward I have said we need to get out of Afghanistan. We have set up a government there that is destined to be as tyrannical as the one we went there to overthrow. And now our own government is poised to strip our own citizens of their liberty.
No more blood for Islam.
Oh fine AbroadAmerican,
Quoting Voltaire now?
My support dropped considerably then too. It should have been where it all was lost for me also to tell you the truth.
The more our governments try to use this to trash the first amendment the more people will think they need to burn korans to make a point - not to muslims, but to our own government.
When I first moved to Florida I’d drive highway 19 through Hudson.
Large KKK group there at the time and they’d gather for a cross burning once in a while.
Actually would have a piece of plywood announcing it and inviting everyone (well not everyone but) most everyone to come for a grand old time.
Never visited the place but sure felt odd about it. Course I was raised in L.A. unified schools.
And we know Obama went to the United Nations to complain about Arizona so you can imagine if there were revolts because of the government taking away our freedom of speech, you can almost bet we'll see French, German and Russian military jets flying over our skies after Obama takes that crisis to the UN as well.
Incredible. During WW2 we encouraged HUMILIATION of the enemy as a way to fire up our side for a tough fight. Now we practically jail people trying to do the same.
At one time CAIR would send you one for free.
I think every koran should be burned.