Does anyone else see whats eff'd up about this country? It's okay to burn an American flag, but strike a match near a Quaran...
I don't like the implication of this sentence. It sounds to me like the same attitude people take when talking about the Danish cartoon a few years back...The whole "why does Islam get special treatment" kind of thing really irks me. If that wasn't your intent, then disregard this, but the tone just kind of made me think of it.
Anyway, it's actually really not that "okay" to burn an American flag, but we give less attention to it because it's kind of lost its power (at least in my opinion) and the shock factor is practically nil. And, well, America isn't a religion. If someone build a burn pile out of Bibles and set it on fire spouting fringe lunacy, you know there'd be a shitstorm that followed as well. Besides, burning the flag is kind of an "old" concept to express discontent. Burning a holy book is still taboo, though I bet if you had holy books burning even half as often as flags go up in flames, that, too, would lose its strength and message.
Most of the voices arguing against this are NOT due to intimidation of potential violence but because it is inappropriate to disrespect a religion.
I'm not sure that it's ever appropriate to disrespect something :]
Truthfully, I find this whole thing to be incredibly sad and shameful, though I do find it ironic that by staging this burning, they're probably indirectly supporting the people who print copies of the Qur'an...Because something tells me these people don't know any Muslims -- and if they did, probably wouldn't be able to convince any of them to give up their copy of the book for this cause, heh.