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

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    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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    Re: Would You Support Legislation that Would Ban Burning/Destroying the Quran?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    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?
    Real life troll and all around douchebag who tests our commitment to free speech.

    Pastor Terry Jones Arrested with a Truck Full of 3,000 Kerosene-Soaked Korans - Abby Ohlheiser - The Atlantic Wire

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Real life troll and all around douchebag who tests our commitment to free speech.

    Pastor Terry Jones Arrested with a Truck Full of 3,000 Kerosene-Soaked Korans - Abby Ohlheiser - The Atlantic Wire
    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.
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    Re: Would You Support Legislation that Would Ban Burning/Destroying the Quran?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Real life troll and all around douchebag who tests our commitment to free speech.

    Pastor Terry Jones Arrested with a Truck Full of 3,000 Kerosene-Soaked Korans - Abby Ohlheiser - The Atlantic Wire
    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"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    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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    Re: Would You Support Legislation that Would Ban Burning/Destroying the Quran?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    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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    Re: Would You Support Legislation that Would Ban Burning/Destroying the Quran?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    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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