What should happen to people to burn the Quran in public?

Posted by: cludwig

In your opinion

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Nothing, it is free speech

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Publicly shame and condemn the act

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Give them more Qurans to burn for free as encouragement

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Criminally Prosecute the individual(s)

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Provide a financial reward for each Quran that is burned

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Give them the key to the city

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Stone or Behead the individual(s) because The Quran is more important than human life

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cludwig says2015-07-19T21:31:18.1398730-05:00
I just noticed that I made a small typo in the question. It should have read: "What should happen to people WHO burn the Quran in public?"
TBR says2015-07-19T21:44:13.9523569-05:00
Well.... There are local and municipal laws about starting fires, but aside from that, nothing. I personally would like to burn a bible one-for-one with them. Not because I like the Quran (have you read it, it is as nuts, or MORE nuts), but because the people that WANT to burn it would be upset by the action. Provocateurs should understand their weakness.
cludwig says2015-07-19T21:51:13.3243288-05:00
I have no desire to burn the Bible or the Quaran TBR. But I respect the rights of others to do so. Furthermore, if Religious extremists weren't so reactionary about the act, there would be less incentive to do so. I also believe that those religious members of Debate.Org would enjoy themselves on the site more if they stopped creating Biased one-sided polls and created options accommodating of differing points of view.
tajshar2k says2015-07-19T21:51:51.6857273-05:00
Watch Shalal12 choose the last option.
triangle.128k says2015-07-19T21:55:51.0239957-05:00
@tajshar2k I checked his profile and he isn't that active in the polls at least.
TBR says2015-07-19T21:56:05.5944371-05:00
I don't disagree. Look, I have read them both (never completed the Koran). If I never had to crack either of those books every again, I would be happy. I just don't care about them enough to bother burning either. However, the fervor to fight religious wars (Christians vs Muslims) makes me want to BURN IT ALL!!!!
triangle.128k says2015-07-19T22:01:43.2946496-05:00
@tajshar2k I think in some middle eastern countries, that might actually happen to people whom burn the quran in public. Some guy was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for ripping the quran.
cludwig says2015-07-19T22:02:05.4859805-05:00
@TBR I certainly feel that just because one person believes their 2,000 year old book is more correct than another person's 2,000 year old book is not a very good justification for hating someone else. It is certainly a pathetically weak excuse or reason for violence.
cludwig says2015-07-19T22:09:46.2012872-05:00
@triangle.128k Quran Desecration is indeed officially punishable by death under the criminal code in Afghanistan, Somalia and Pakistan. In other countries, Quran Desecration will get you killed, albeit through unofficial means.
triangle.128k says2015-07-19T22:14:54.8718797-05:00
In Pakistan? Are you kidding? Pakistan operates under a more secular government, they hold elections as well.
triangle.128k says2015-07-19T22:19:44.3258116-05:00
@UtherPenguin I think by publicly shaming, it means that people who do it are publicly shamed for doing so. Which is definitely not free speech.
UtherPenguin says2015-07-19T22:27:19.8182258-05:00
@triangle.128k That still is technically Free Speech. The only repercussion is that your reputation may get soiled along with theirs. Kind of like how people talk smack about the KKK and the Westboro Baptist Church, but the two previously mentioned organizations still do their demonstrations.
tajshar2k says2015-07-19T22:28:38.3199418-05:00
True, but most people in America wouldn't publicly shame them. Its not like they beat up a homeless man and took his life savings.
triangle.128k says2015-07-19T22:29:18.6160333-05:00
No, what I mean is that they would have to legally and directly shamed as a punishment. Look at the picture, that old woman was holding a large sign saying what she did.
UtherPenguin says2015-07-19T22:29:29.3511042-05:00
@tajshar2k I guess so, but most people are pretty open on the whole condemnation part.
UtherPenguin says2015-07-19T22:30:12.3906972-05:00
@triangle.128k Oh.
mark.mark says2015-07-21T03:41:21.2293214-05:00
It's needless ignorance. Just people trying to incite hatred and cause trouble.
desmac says2015-09-07T16:27:13.0053412Z
Give the burners plenty of korans, bibles, vedas and other nonsense to burn.

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