Qur'an burning: what American law is violated?


UK police stop people from burning a page of Koran while American and UK flags burn all around

The police in England now seem to be enforcing sharia law, even though there is no act of legislation that makes burning a page of Koran illegal in any way. At the very very best, this is submission to violent foreign authority and a fifth column. At worst, Bat Ye’or is correct and this is more evidence of collusion to make Britain Islamic. (Vlad Tepes blog)

Flagburning? Display of Islamic Supremacy? No problemo:

Desecration?  WTF? Police Identify Man Responsible for Qur’an Desecration

Robert Spencer:

Jihad Watch reader Abdul Ameer sent me this email regarding this story, about the $10,000 reward the East Lansing Police Department is offering for information on the recent burning of a Qur’an there:

Dear Mr. Spencer,After reading your posting about the $10,000 reward being offered in the investigation by the EWast Lansing Police Department of a Koran burning, I called the East Lansing Police Department. I spoke with three people and asked each one which American law was being violated. The first person didn’t know and passed me to another officer in the department. The second officer did not know, either, and passed me to a third officer. The third officer did not know either, and then just hung up on me.

Abdul Ameer

I don’t support Qur’an-burning. I don’t approve of book-burning in general. I believe that bad ideas should be met with better ideas, not with violent suppression. But the freedom of expression is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Neither the Qur’an nor any other book is protected from burning under American law. So why the huge reward from the East Lansing PD? And why is no one there prepared to answer any questions about their apparent attempt to enforce a Sharia provision rather than American law?

Abdul Ameer adds in a later message:

Call the East Lansing Police Department at (517) 319-6825. Ask them to explain to you exactly which American law was violated by someone having left a burnt Koran on the front doorstep of the East Lansing Islamic Center. Ask for an explanation of why this incident is so important that it is worth $10,000 of the taxpayers’ money and many hours of police time.Please use this as an opportunity to help educate the East Lansing Police Department.

2nd Update:

He burned a Koran and put it in the trash. That’s where it belongs. So why call him a clown? (What a weird case! Are they gonna charge him for hurting the feelings of 1.5 gazillion Muslims?)

8 thoughts on “Qur'an burning: what American law is violated?”

  1. First of all, l don’t know how someone could be charged with inciting racial hatred when Islam is a RELIGION not a RACE. Those guys could have just been burning a page from Alice In Wonderland for all that pathetic PC cop knew.

    Secondly, to that dumbass cab driver in that second video, America has never used nuclear bombs in either Iraq or Afghanistan (although it could be a good idea 😉 )

    Since when has burning a piece of paper become a race hate crime, yet burning an American flag while a mob screams “Democracy you will burn” and “Burn, burn USA” among other rather frightening threats?

    Why weren’t the Police arresting those issuing these threats?

    l fear that governments around the world will never stand up to these thugs and terrorists and will meekly hand over control. It won’t be long now before speaking out about Islam in the USA, Britain, Australia, Germany, Holland etc. will see one executed.

  2. * will see one executed

    Just being a Christian will be enough – the enablers, if they know what they are enabling, will build a society ruled by antichrist, and if they do not know, they will in turn be destroyed in their naivety.

    “As the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and they didn’t know until the flood came, and took them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.”
    (Matthew 24:37-39)

    For all the enablers, diversity officers and fawning politicians who collectively set about destroying the nations from within:


  3. “Jesus will destroy the Cross and follow the koran” – the blasphemies continue, as muslims and islam hurtle to their prophetic doom.

    God is not mocked.

  4. I think the time has come that we need to straighten out the people who are supposed to protect our rights, the police.
    Why are we allowing thee jerks to burn American and British flags and yet we are not allowed a reatliatory gesture?

    Is the Qur’an really a Holy book? Or is it Holy Crap?
    In my estimation it is the latter but we all have to prove this to our legal authorities.
    Until then our hands will be tied.
    Libricide and flag burning are stupid anyhow.
    The best contribution to society we can make is by passsively converting these radicals into Christians.
    This is what Islam fears most.
    If we are to really hurt Islamist feelings we’ll convert the majority.

  5. The Gospel will be preached to all the nations (which I take to include islamic ones, no matter how hostile – Morocco, Swordi, Indo, Maldives etc) – and then the end will come.

    An alternative to burning a koran might be to print muslim blasphemies (Jesus is the slave of allah), (Jesus will destroy the Cross and affirm islam) etc, and paste them on the cover of the blasphemous koran, along with the Gospel. muslims may as well know that their time is running out.

  6. Interesting that Terry Jones was persuaded not to burn the blasphemous thing because muslims might not be able to control their “hurt feelings” (and apparently will be charged for the costs of security), but the GZM mosque-thingy builder Rauf isn’t being persuaded not to build it and is getting NYPD protection …


    Imam behind NYC Islamic center avoiding New York, getting protection over security concerns

    [The imam behind the proposed Islamic center and mosque near ground zero is largely avoiding New York City because of security concerns and is receiving protection from the New York Police Department, according to those close to the imam.

    “There’s just a lot of crazies and that’s why he has police protection from the NYPD,” the Rev. James Parks Morton said Monday of his friend Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.]

    “Crazies”? I guess islam doesn’t have a monopoly on mental illness, but they have cornered the market.

  7. When my book comes out I hope all Islamists buy it and burn it. And buy it and burn it and buy it and burn it. Make me rich will ya.

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