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Should Quran Book-Burning Be Banned?

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Florida preacher Terry Jones has overstayed his 15 minutes of fame. But should his latest provocation encroach on the First Amendment?

Jones a few months ago threatened to burn the Quran, Islam's holiest book. He relented after a national firestorm. But two weeks ago, the preacher held a "trial" of the Muslim scriptures and burned it.

After news of the book-burning spread around the world, and anger swelled, fanned by religious leaders and politicians, Muslims in Afghanistan rioted and murdered 11 United Nations workers. Leaders around the world condemned the violence and said that something most be done about stopping the book-burning.

Democratic Sen. Harry Reid said Congress should look into condemning the Quran burning, and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said that freedom of speech is not absolute in times of war.

"I wish we could find a way to hold people accountable," he told "Face the Nation." "Freedom of speech is a great idea, but we're at war. During World War II you had limits on what you could say if it would inspire the enemy."

While free speech advocates said as deplorable as the book burning was, it's protected under the First Amendment. But at least Graham had one group's backing. The Taliban released a message saying that free speech does not condone such a disrespectful act.

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  • tomas wysiwis 2011/04/07 00:47:54
    tomas
    +2
    Me too.
  • $$*gat*... tomas 2011/04/07 03:03:59
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    just in boz
    MASSACRE: MUSLIM TROOPS SLAUGHTER 1,000 CHRISTIANS IN IVORY COAST (ANOTHER CHRISTIAN COUNTRY BITES THE DUST)
    http://www.pittsreport.com/20...
  • Mahin $$*gat*... 2011/04/07 01:04:50
    Mahin
    +1
    Islam doesn't kill anyone. It's the foolish extremists who are just trying to gain money and other political shit. What about when Americans went to Irag for no reason other than oil? No one I see has mentioned that. Where's the justice for that?
  • $$*gat*... Mahin 2011/04/07 01:10:32
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    what oil did we get in Iraqi????????
  • Mahin $$*gat*... 2011/04/07 01:13:14
    Mahin
    +1
    Iraq is in the middle east. the main reason why George Bush first went into Iraq was because of its oil.
  • $$*gat*... Mahin 2011/04/07 03:04:39
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    we never took a DROP, you all lie like rugs
  • Mahin $$*gat*... 2011/04/07 03:19:18
    Mahin
    hahaha oh no...Bush just wanted to visit Iraq and start spending money on all the ammunitions for fun. yayyy!!! he told you that he never took a drop i presume?
  • $$*gat*... Mahin 2011/04/07 03:22:17
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    we never took a drop of oil, fact, never, obama is taking oil, that is fact
  • $$*gat*... Mahin 2011/04/07 03:04:14
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    really

    MASSACRE: MUSLIM TROOPS SLAUGHTER 1,000 CHRISTIANS IN IVORY COAST (ANOTHER CHRISTIAN COUNTRY BITES THE DUST)
    http://www.pittsreport.com/20...
  • $$*gat*... Mahin 2011/04/07 03:19:56
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    Islam does kill and has been for 1400 years, you know that, only Jesus is the way the truth and the light
  • Judester 2011/04/07 00:25:07
    No
    Judester
    +3
    Not the burning, just the book. I remember books banned when I was young, as a matter of fact the saying, "Banned in Boston" came from that era. How can a cult that preaches peace but also preaches killing anyone who will not follow their agenda be considered a religion? All the people with the warm fuzzies will fight this but they would be the first to lose their heads in their land.
  • Zuggi Judester 2011/04/07 00:29:20
    Zuggi
    Have fun shitting on the Constitution!
  • $$*gat*... Zuggi 2011/04/07 00:38:11
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    +2
    you already have, we are working to restore it
  • Zuggi $$*gat*... 2011/04/07 00:39:49
    Zuggi
    So you support banning the holy book of a religion. I mean, that's totally consistent with your claims to support the Constitution, amirite?
  • ConLibF... Zuggi 2011/04/07 00:41:31
    ConLibFraud
    +1
    Stop asking the stupid trick questions! You are a phony!
  • Zuggi ConLibF... 2011/04/07 00:43:15 (edited)
    Zuggi
    Trick questions? Here's the post I was originally replying to:

    Not the burning, just the book. I remember books banned when I was young, as a matter of fact the saying, "Banned in Boston" came from that era. How can a cult that preaches peace but also preaches killing anyone who will not follow their agenda be considered a religion? All the people with the warm fuzzies will fight this but they would be the first to lose their heads in their land.

    He wants to ban the Quran, and the religion. Calling him out on that isn't a trick question. It's basic logic.
  • $$*gat*... Zuggi 2011/04/07 00:46:56
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    the koran is a book of hate crimes and it is a death cult,,,
  • Zuggi $$*gat*... 2011/04/07 00:47:50
    Zuggi
    +1
    Hell, so is the Old Testament.
  • $$*gat*... Zuggi 2011/04/07 00:52:22
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    it is not, why, God only called for destruction when murder and mayhem had prevailed for years, sometimes up to 400 years, and that was 3000, 4000 years ago,, try coming into reality zuggi,, as in 2011
  • Zuggi $$*gat*... 2011/04/07 00:55:19
    Zuggi
    You're asking me to come into reality? That's rich.
  • $$*gat*... Zuggi 2011/04/07 00:56:40
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    hahahaha, yea, you're right, that is impossible
  • Mahin $$*gat*... 2011/04/07 01:11:00
    Mahin
    You are so damned wrong that I can't even stop laughing enough to take you seriously.
  • ConLibF... Zuggi 2011/04/07 00:47:37
    ConLibFraud
    +1
    Already read it. Stop wasting space! Congress should declare islam not a religion and declare it a murderous cult and ban it.
  • Zuggi ConLibF... 2011/04/07 00:48:50
    Zuggi
    +1
    So you support shitting on the First Amendment.
  • ConLibF... Zuggi 2011/04/07 00:50:48
    ConLibFraud
    +1
    No I don't. Stop putting words in my mouth. I support banning a murderous cult.
  • Zuggi ConLibF... 2011/04/07 00:51:35
    Zuggi
    +1
    You support banning one of the largest religions in the world. That is, in and of itself, shitting on the First Amendment and the Constitution.
  • ConLibF... Zuggi 2011/04/07 00:53:17
    ConLibFraud
    +1
    It's not a religion.
  • Zuggi ConLibF... 2011/04/07 00:56:19
    Zuggi
    According to any logical definition it is a religion.
  • $$*gat*... Zuggi 2011/04/07 00:58:00
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    It is a full complete political and economic system of total domination, where do you live, did your parents lock u in a basement?
  • Zuggi $$*gat*... 2011/04/07 00:59:29
    Zuggi
    I live in America, and my parents ensured I went to the best schools and got the best education possible.
  • $$*gat*... Zuggi 2011/04/07 01:11:13
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    well they wasted their $$$$ I feel for them
  • Zuggi $$*gat*... 2011/04/07 03:23:40
    Zuggi
    You're showing an awesome lack of self-awareness!
  • $$*gat*... Zuggi 2011/04/07 03:29:11
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    spain this, just in comrade!
    MURDERED 1000 CHRISTIANS WHO DID NOT ACCEPT THE RULE OF A MUSLIM LEADER WHO STOLE THE ELECTION!
    MASSACRE: MUSLIM TROOPS SLAUGHTER 1,000
    CHRISTIANS IN IVORY COAST
    Obama and the United Nations are behind Ouattara even though the winner of the election is in dispute. When it’s time to choose his poison, Obama always sides with the Muslim.

    Since the disputed election, Ouattara had worked to rally international support for an armed intervention led by either the U.N. or a regional force to avoid the impression that he had taken the country by violent means. Ouattara’s (A MUSLIM) aides said he exhausted all diplomatic options before giving the armed group the go-ahead.

    Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, April 3, 2011, 10:22 PM
  • Zuggi $$*gat*... 2011/04/07 04:55:10
    Zuggi
    Winner of the election, you mean. The incumbent has refused to concede, conflicting with the electoral count and international observers.

    As far as thousands of Christians murdered, citation, please.
  • $$*gat*... Zuggi 2011/04/07 05:07:59
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    how are many citations for ya, 1000, plus 40,000 in hiding with little food,, probably will be dead soon

    http://www.pittsreport.com/20...
  • HOWARD ... $$*gat*... 2011/04/07 12:16:45
    HOWARD ROARK
    +1
    Adolf Hitler winner of the election for supreme ruler of Germany (alternate history coming here folks) is denied taking office by the old incumbent Baron Von Zeppelin Hindenburg Weinerschnitzel who refuses to step down because he fears for the emanate killing of millions of Jews. In response, Hitler's henchmen (those rascally Brown Shirts) take to the streets and ghettos of Berlin killing 1,000 Jews and sending another 40,000 into hiding where they are now starving, to death.

    Drum roll please..... Enter Zuggi the lover of freedumb who begins campaigning for the rights of his friend Adolf who is being unjustly denied his rightful place as Führer over Germany.

    Note: The names have been changed to expose the Guilty.
  • $$*gat*... HOWARD ... 2011/04/10 00:58:29
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    brilliant, he is a new brown shirt, ,,,with his parents paying for his fancy education what a waste of $$$$$
  • HOWARD ... Zuggi 2011/04/07 12:16:32
    HOWARD ROARK
    +1
    Adolf Hitler winner of the election for supreme ruler of Germany (alternate history coming here folks) is denied taking office by the old incumbent Baron Von Zeppelin Hindenburg Weinerschnitzel who refuses to step down because he fears for the emanate killing of millions of Jews. In response, Hitler's henchmen (those rascally Brown Shirts) take to the streets and ghettos of Berlin killing 1,000 Jews and sending another 40,000 into hiding where they are now starving, to death.

    Drum roll please..... Enter Zuggi the lover of freedumb who begins campaigning for the rights of his friend Adolf who is being unjustly denied his rightful place as Führer over Germany.

    Note: The names have been changed to expose the Guilty.
  • Zuggi HOWARD ... 2011/04/07 13:56:16
    Zuggi
    fail
  • HOWARD ... Zuggi 2011/04/07 14:02:54
    HOWARD ROARK
    +1
    if you say so

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