The Burning of the Quaran

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The Burning of a Quran
The burning of the Quran on March 22, 2011 was “an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry”. This is how Barak Obama labeled the act after violent rioting in Afghanistan. What took place was a horrible tragedy, which left 24 people dead. Six of which were U.N. workers. That was one incident that was the result of the Koran burning. In this conflict with a whole culture, the disrespect of their religion should not be a tactic by anyone who would like to see it end in peace.

*The Quran Burning was wrong and should not have happened. The mock trial that was conducted was wrong because it was opinion based. The Pastor who conducted the trial and said that the Quran was found guilty, by of people all over Florida. Who were these people? How were they selected to give their opinion? If such a grave decision was to be put to opinions, then a Face book page dedicated to stopping the act should have been taken into consideration. The result was in direct correlation with the act. After the act was condemned by President Karzai, the Afghan president, protestors took the streets after prayers. The protest began peacefully but became violent preacher expounded on the frequency of Quran burning.

*The burning was justified and did not cause the violence A “jury” of people from all over Florida, who debated the radicalism of Islam, deemed the religion of Islam a violent religion. If the Quran burning hadn't taken place some other form of violence would have taken place.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and other terrorist acts by Muslim extremist, warranted the burning of the Quran.
Because of freedom of speech, the burning was protected by the 1st ammendment. If a Islamic cultural center could be built two blocks from the World Trade Center site in New York, the a couple hundred Qurans could be burnt in commemoration…...

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