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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    discourage is one thing - outright ban is another.

    A ban is unacceptable.
    I wouldn't disagree, but like I said I am not prepared to put our troops further into harms way over someone trying to prove a point.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    I wouldn't disagree, but like I said I am not prepared to put our troops further into harms way over someone trying to prove a point.
    If the point is freedom of speech...they might be willing to be put in harms way...although I think the way to avoid that might be to not be there at all....since really, being there at all is probably more of an irritation than burning a holy book....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    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.
    True enough, Redress. That was not want I was implying at all. I just meant that the same douchebag known for buring Qurans was recently arrested, therefore putting him back in the news and raising the issue again. I can see though how someone could read my OP the way you did.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    If the point is freedom of speech...they might be willing to be put in harms way...although I think the way to avoid that might be to not be there at all....since really, being there at all is probably more of an irritation than burning a holy book....

    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.
    I am all for protecting our rights of freedom of speech. I took the oath same as the guys and gals over there right now. I certainly wouldn't want my job to be harder or more dangerous over this guy. You know the more I think of this you are right. I believe it should be highly discouraged, not illegal. I would do everything possible to discourage the guy not to do it while we have troops in that region.

    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.

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

    Hell no! I detest people who do, but it's protected speech.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    I am all for protecting our rights of freedom of speech. I took the oath same as the guys and gals over there right now. I certainly wouldn't want my job to be harder or more dangerous over this guy. You know the more I think of this you are right. I believe it should be highly discouraged, not illegal. I would do everything possible to discourage the guy not to do it while we have troops in that region.

    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.
    Would you also discourage Christian missionaries from going to Muslim countries? Would you discourage NGO's from engaging in vaccination campaigns in Muslim countries?

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

    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. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    If legislation were proposed making it illegal to burn or destroy the Quran (at least publicly) would you support it?
    I don't like the idea of people burning the flag either, but I don't support legislation that makes it illegal to burn an American Flag. So long as someone is within the fire code for their town/ county, they should be allowed to burn what they will.

    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    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. . .



    I don't like the idea of people burning the flag either, but I don't support legislation that makes it illegal to burn an American Flag. So long as someone is within the fire code for their town/ county, they should be allowed to burn what they will.

    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.
    You mean that horribly insulting movie that the Obama admin blamed the events in Benghazi on? Sometimes it feels like our relationship with the Middle East is like being married to an abusive spouse. We walk on eggshells hoping not to set them off then blame ourselves when we get hit.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Artevelde View Post
    Would you also discourage Christian missionaries from going to Muslim countries? Would you discourage NGO's from engaging in vaccination campaigns in Muslim countries?
    Just as I would not discourage peaceful Muslim's from visiting our country or Buddhist's from giving out vaccines, no I would not discourage Christian's from visiting foreign lands.

    I would however discourage anyone from burning the Christian Bible or any other religious book.

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

    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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