But since so far as I can tell from this incident, it wasn't a case of preventing burning of a book, so much as eliminating a fire hazard (car filled with kerosene-soaked books is a fire hazard, I think)....meh.
If it was some guy burning a book in his grill, I wouldn't say stopping him was unacceptable. Not fire hazard.
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I would agree that being there would be more of an irritation than some guy burning a book. Only issue is not everyone is nescessarily in harms way over there. Burning their holy book may entice them to seek out softer targets.
I would discourage this action regardless of where he was doing it.
Hell no! I detest people who do, but it's protected speech.
Just the concept of burning a truck load of books seems rather ignorant, regardless of the topic. It reminds me of one of the worst chapters in human history. . .
It was the same when some dope made a horribly insulting movie regarding the Islamic faith a few years back. A totally disgusting venture, but it was his freedom to do so.
I would however discourage anyone from burning the Christian Bible or any other religious book.
I'll burn the Quran if I want, I'll burn the Bible if i want, i'll burn the american flag if I want. That simple.
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