It might cause harm or even death. It might not. It should be up to the government to decide and not somebody with a loose screw. Burning a Koran might not rile anybody. But it might cause a war. It just shouldn't be allowed. Period.The fire in a threater argument is absolutely retarded to try and compare. In that situation someone is stating something that would have little purpose other than to causea panic (if its done to be a "joke", the "joke" would only be "funny" because people react to it as if its real, ie panic). Furthermore, the reasonable universal reaction to a fire is to get away from that area which can cause a mob panic and rush that can unintentionally on the part of the actors bring harm to people. The person yelling fire is DIRECTLY interacting with the people inside the theater causing an immediete reasonably expected action that could cause harm to others.
Right. Explain that to the families of the dead. It is very easy to reason that burning the Koran might result in death given that it has happened!In regards to the Quran, it is unreasonable to think burning it will result in the death of other people. The amount of militant muslims in the world is estimated at what, less than 10%? So not only would a Muslim need to find out about it, but it'd need to be one of those small percentage of muslims. This is a far lower level of expectation that the action is going to have a direct and immediete negative effect on other individuals than with regards to the fire analogy. Additionally, the actions by said extremist Muslims would not be a reactionary quick reaction to speech but would be a significant, deliberated, thought out, action. It is more akin to telling someone that they're wife is ugly and having that person then come back 3 months later and murder you than it is to the fire analogy. Because while it is a "reaction" of sorts to the Quran burning, its not an immediete reaction.
Pointing a gun at your head and pulling the trigger isn't nessecarily gong to kill you'It is reasonable to suggest that yelling fire in the middle of a crowded threater, regardless of whose there, where that theater is, etc, is always likely to result in people attempting to exit the area quickly. It is not reasonable to suggest that a guy in the middle of a small town in Georgia burning a Quran on his front stoop is always likely to result in a muslim attempting to kill someone'
Stop dreaming that our founders had the idea that US citizens should be free to do anything they want. Say anything they want. Start wars whenever they want.This is not just a stupid idea, but an unconstitutional one.