posted on Apr, 5 2011 @ 10:08 AM
I guess the real question is:
Does burning a religious text with the intent to incite violence fall under free speech or hate speech?
Personally I think it would be the latter. Lets say it was Jews burning the bible? What about Muslims burning the Torah? If you want to buy a book
and destroy it fine. But once you make it a public spectacle in the fashion this "paster" did, you've gone over the edge and are inciting racial or
And lets not forget for a second that when this "pastor" burned the Koran he wasn't just singling out practicing Muslims, this was racial hatred at
This was completely calculated to get the response they got. Piss off the fanatics and this is what you get, and now they are saying they will put
Mohamed on trial. Gee, i wonder how the extremists will react. I honestly think most of you who think this is just fine (not necessarily talking
about ATS users) would cry foul if it were another holy book being burned.
What this dirtbag is doing is calculated to show how the extremists react, but attempts to paint all muslims, and really all Arabs, with that same
brush. Fine, this "pastor" is a perfect example of the average christian then. Same with Jim Jones.
edit on 5-4-2011 by phishyblankwaters because: (no reason given)