If you're defending the burning of these Qur'ans then I really underestimated you.
Understanding that you're not, because you're not such a despicable, small person:
Originally Posted by jazzguru
Why no concern when copies of the Book of Mormon are dragged in the street and burned in front of LDS Temples? Why no concern when Christians are mocked and ridiculed in political cartoons?
When have the Books of Mormon been dragged and burned anywhere? I've never, ever heard of this happening. Not to say that it hasn't. But I've never heard of this happening. I'm sure if Christian fundamentalists did this, I'd object (any chance, you know me.
But secondly. Er... context. Come on.
This isn't happening against a background of Mormon fundamentalists threatening terrorist actions against my country. Politically radicalised Mormons aren't delighted at the prospect of recruiting more angry Mormons to their cause.
The American military hasn't invaded two Mormon-majority states and killed many, many thousands of Mormons in response to Mormon fundamentalists killing thousands of American, Spanish, English and Ugandan people recently.
And if you're comparing the burning of the Qur'an to the mockery of Christians in political cartoons, then you don't understand the insult. This a calculated act of provocation that hits religious people in the most sensitive spot possible. You don't even put your feet up on your knee if they end up facing that book. "That is retarded", you may say, and you may be correct. But it doesn't change the fact that burning that book is provocative and it's going to make any kind of progress more difficult for those of us who just demand the right to live in peace.
If you want to defend their right to do it then... well, we're not going to be friends anymore.