Flushed Korans and Protected Victims

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  1. Ps104_33

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    A 23-year-old student at Pace University, Stanislav Shmulevich, was arrested Friday and charged with two felony counts of Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree as a Hate Crime. Numerous analysts have been quick to recognize the cruel irony of these charges. Mark Steyn quipped that instead of flushing the Qur’an, “obviously Mr Shmulevich should have submerged it in his own urine, applied for an NEA grant and offered it to the Whitney Biennial. But to that Michelle Malkin responded with the grim truth: “Actually, no. The NEA would have turned Shmulevich in to the police, too. Now, if he had submerged a Bible in urine or coated a Torah in cow dung and submitted it for a federal grant, he’d be sitting pretty–and facing rave New York Times editorials instead of time behind bars.”

    And that’s why, as Christopher Hitchens said, “This has to stop, and it has to stop right now. There can be no concession to sharia in the United States. When will we see someone detained, or even cautioned, for advocating the burning of books in the name of God? If the police are honestly interested in this sort of ‘hate crime,’ I can help them identify those who spent much of last year uttering physical threats against the republication in this country of some Danish cartoons.”

    Why was the rock star, Marilyn Manson never arrested for hate crimes for tearing bibles up onstage? Maybe Christians are not as passionate concerning their faith as are the Muslims. We will sit here and let sharia law regulate free speech in this country and it is open season on Bible believers and Roman Catholics. Of course as Christians we are more tolerant and forgiving than followers of Islam and tend not to overeact as they do. Jesus told us to expect this kind of behavior from the heathen and to turn the other cheek. Muslims break out the matches and gas cans.


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  2. Magnetic Poles

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    First of all, I don't believe in burning books. Secondly, it is just being offensive to desecrate someone else's "holy book", even if you don't believe in it yourself. That is just being offensive and rude.
     
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    Rude, yes. Hate crime ? Hardly. Besides, the constitution says he can do it.

    Christopher Hitchens is right, this time.
     
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    I don't look at this as a hate crime. :saint:
     
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    True, but then for consistency, you must admit that the Maplethorpe artwork of a crucifix in a jar of urine is not a hate crime either.
     
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    I would happily admit that. The big difference is, this flushed Koran didn't cost me anything, while the Maplethorpe display was subsidized by my tax $$.
     
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