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Would You Support Legislation that Would Ban Burning/Destroying the Quran?

Would You Support Legislation that Would Ban Burning/Destroying the Quran?


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I did a poll on this about 2 years ago but since the arrest of Terry Jones has brought the issue back to the forefront and we have a number of members who weren't here then, I thought I'd ask it again.


If legislation were proposed making it illegal to burn or destroy the Quran (at least publicly) would you support it?


Incidentally, the first time I asked this, the "no" vote won overwhelmingly. I'm curious if the results will be largely the same.

Poll on the way.
 

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It is not dangerous(yelling fire in a crowded theater) and it isn't libel, so I see it as protected. People should be free to burn religious books and flags and what not, they have every right to be assholes.

But who is Terry Jones?
 

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I did a poll on this about 2 years ago but since the arrest of Terry Jones has brought the issue back to the forefront and we have a number of members who weren't here then, I thought I'd ask it again.


If legislation were proposed making it illegal to burn or destroy the Quran (at least publicly) would you support it?


Incidentally, the first time I asked this, the "no" vote won overwhelmingly. I'm curious if the results will be largely the same.

Poll on the way.
I see burning the Quran as protected speech. It's true that some people might overreact to it and get violent, but that's true for many types of speech. It doesn't carry that immediate danger that yelling fire in a crowded theater does.
 

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Much as I think Islamophobes are akin to racists, no I would not ban such a thing.

Overall I don't see the point of it, as much as I detest religion... I have never felt the need to desecrate anyone's holy book.

I just don't have the time, the inclination, the boredom or the hatred in my heart to do so.
 

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Much as I think Islamophobes are akin to racists, no I would not ban such a thing.

Overall I don't see the point of it, as much as I detest religion... I have never felt the need to desecrate anyone's holy book.

I just don't have the time, the inclination, the boredom or the hatred in my heart to do so.
One of these days we'll have to explore the term "Islamaphobe" and what it means. Islam being a religion, I'm wondering if there are also "Christianaphobes" and "Budhistsaphobes". Does being critical or disrespectful to any particular relgion make one a "phobe"?

Anyway, that's a different discussion.
 

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I did a poll on this about 2 years ago but since the arrest of Terry Jones has brought the issue back to the forefront and we have a number of members who weren't here then, I thought I'd ask it again.


If legislation were proposed making it illegal to burn or destroy the Quran (at least publicly) would you support it?


Incidentally, the first time I asked this, the "no" vote won overwhelmingly. I'm curious if the results will be largely the same.

Poll on the way.
No way am I willing to give up any freedoms to appease some terrorist scums.
 

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He was not arrested for planning to burn Korans though, he was arrested for driving around with 3000 of them soaked in kerosine. Major, major difference.
There's laws and rules for transporting flammable material like kerosene around on roadways, he didn't follow them. Its not about free speech as it is about safety and "hey buddy if you have an accident there's going to be a fireball"
Thank you but non sequitor. I didn't make any claims about why Jones was arrested, though some do believe the stated charges are simply a pretext.
 

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Thank you but non sequitor. I didn't make any claims about why Jones was arrested, though some do believe the stated charges are simply a pretext.
By saying the stated charges are a pretext you are making a claim about why Jones was arrested or at least making a claim about what he was not arrested for.
 

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By saying the stated charges are a pretext you are making a claim about why Jones was arrested or at least making a claim about what he was not arrested for.
I acknowledged that some thought it was a pretext, I didn't say it was. I also made no such implication in my OP.
 

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HELL NO!!! And I hope nobody is proposing that legislation either. What a ****ing travesty that would be,.
 

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Yes, to burn is wasting trees. Recycle instead.
 

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I find it playful at this point (due to no physical harm done upon people) that one form of clashing between religions revolves around burning books. Do not those people have a life?! :lol:
 

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It is silly to even consider such legislation
 

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I voted NO. Do we really need laws to enforce other laws that reinforce yet other laws - and that merely to assuage the feelings of a subset of our society as a whole?
 

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Maybe instead of having this discussion regularly we should discuss whether it's really a good idea to continue allowing Muslims into this country.
 

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In itself, certainly not.

That doesn't mean that an event or series of actions which include the burning of a Quran can't be illegal. Driving a car isn't illegal but driving a car through a shopping mall is. Firing a gun isn't illegal but firing a gun at someone can be. Also, just because something isn't illegal doesn't make it a good thing to do.
 

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I don't support the burning of any book,but if someone wants to then its there 1st Amendment right to do so.
 

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One of these days we'll have to explore the term "Islamaphobe" and what it means. Islam being a religion, I'm wondering if there are also "Christianaphobes" and "Budhistsaphobes". Does being critical or disrespectful to any particular relgion make one a "phobe"?

Anyway, that's a different discussion.
Same reason there's francophobes but no germanophobes or americaphobes - it doesn't roll off the tongue.
 

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I voted maybe. Only because as long as we have troops in the middle east I think we should do whatever needed to keep them as safe as possible. I don't personally think its right to burn any books( especially religious books), but I also feel it's free speech to do so. But until we have all of our troops out of the area I def think we should highly discourage the act.

I am not a religious person but I don't see much use in taking a giant crap on someones religious beliefs either.
 

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Thank you but non sequitor. I didn't make any claims about why Jones was arrested, though some do believe the stated charges are simply a pretext.
You stated he had been arrested then asked about free speech. If you are unfamiliar with the case as I was, that could create a very incorrect impression. SO no, not a non sequitor. It does in fact follow.
 

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I'm already on record with this. Burning books, flags, even religious books is protected speech under the First Amendment.
 
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