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student charged with hate crime for flushing koran

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posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 08:27 AM

Originally posted by marg6043
Is ok to burn American flags as a freedom of speech, but flushing the koran is a hate crime.

My very first thought also. Those that protest need to understand it is part of the rights and freedom package in America. The more people get upset about things of this nature, the more effective these actions become.

Edit: spelling

[edit on 8/1/2007 by roadgravel]

posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 12:15 PM
If we started railing against every bit of legislation becuase it could be a abused there wouldn't be any home, car or life insurance for you to benefit from. If we worry that any new law can be abused then for the same reason abolish all the previous ones.

You could just as easily call for muggings burlary and fraud to be lumped into the same pot because they all involve stealing something of value from the victim. As with al crimes they each have there own particular nuances that impact each victim differently.

We need hate crime legislation because we have hate crimes, as the above mentioned idiot proves. As long as it's applied equally and non politically I have no major problems with it.

posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 02:10 PM

Originally posted by jsobecky
I started a thread on this yesterday:

Double standard, no doubt at all.

Yup you are right.

here is what I said in that thread as it also applies here

It is that old double standard one for them and one for us. If the book belonged to who ever threw it in the toilet that is their business they owned it. If they wanted they could burn it that is called freedom of expression, now if they did not own the book that is a whole new issue.

[edit on 8/1/2007 by shots]

posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 04:14 PM
People really do need to stop being so sensitive.

Religious texts are just ink on paper.
I used paper from the bible to roll cigarettes in college. Why? Cause I was out of rolling papers, and I have no use for a bible. They just went around sticking them in our college dorms, assuming I was Christian.

So I put it to good use.

[Now, if that pissed you off, you need to take a step back and look again at what I did until it no longer phases you... imagine it over and over until it becomes boring]

Is there a single bit of text I would be upset about you burning? Nope. Why? Cause it's just paper.

Now, go around burning a whole library of books because of what they say, now that I have a problem with... but if it's something as common as the bible, sure, use the paper... it's not like there aren't billions of other copies for the Christians to read.

I'm thick skinned. It's hard to piss me off unless you've committed an injustice... even then I don't get pissed off... I just act according to the injustice you committed.

I'll say anything, if it gets people to realize they're acting like idiots, or if it gets them off their ass and doing something worthwhile.

It's called tough love... and it's a key component of this world that's suddenly gone missing.

[edit on 1-8-2007 by johnsky]

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