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    They're probably being arrested over *burning* the object and causing a fire hazard more than the text.

    I hope.
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    (Original post by IFondledAGibbon)
    I believe people should be free to do whatever they want unless their actions affect the freedoms of others. No matter how blatantly retarded and provocative.
    We should respect all religious scriptures, because we should respect each others beliefs, to function as a multi-cultural society. Someone burning the only unchanged holy book, containing the direct words of God, the person who created the universe and what we see, highlighted guidance, and containing clear proofs from scientific...

    Anyone who has actually researched the Holy Quran and what it entails would never do such a thing. Someone who is ignorant would.

    Remember, the most enslaven person is one who hopelessly believes he is free. In the name of "freedom" we drink alcohol, get drunk, murder, take drugs, smoke, violate women, and think this is "freedom" no, it is the biggest kind of slavery.
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    "Jones's act triggered a wave of global violence that nine days ago led to protesters storming a UN Afghan compound, killing three UN staff members and four Nepalese guards. Police had feared that far-right British extremists might attempt to stir tensions here by replicating Jones's stunt."

    how absolutely ridiculous, just entirely incomprehensible-

    how dare the Guardian suggest an air of justification in the acts of those who stormed the UN compound- simply not condemning the ideology between such a link strikes me as an endorsement. I am tired of these gross over reactions, they're completely unjust- I have grown accustomed to our nation's flag being burned by certain members of international communites/countries, I have seen death threats made to the masses of our people aired live on television- all in the name of political corectness, and I and you simply brush them under the carpet, why? Because we're sane. I am not a nationalist, I'm a humanist- political correctness/oppurtunists are the downfall of this country.
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    I'm glad this idiot got arrested.

    Even though I don't agree with atheism and think that it's implications are harmful and very damaging to society (don't question me about it, i really cba and you're probably full of empty rhetoric anyways), I'm not going to burn the writings of some of the prophets of Atheism, especially considering it could mean something to others who have read and loved it.
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    complete double standards! what happened when asians burnt poppies on rememberance day and brandished signs saying british soldiers burn in hell. They get a police escort home, absolutely disgusting.
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    (Original post by sixthformer)
    We should respect all religious scriptures, because we should respect each others beliefs, to function as a multi-cultural society. Someone burning the only unchanged holy book, containing the direct words of God, the person who created the universe and what we see, highlighted guidance, and containing clear proofs from scientific...

    Anyone who has actually researched the Holy Quran and what it entails would never do such a thing. Someone who is ignorant would.

    Remember, the most enslaven person is one who hopelessly believes he is free. In the name of "freedom" we drink alcohol, get drunk, murder, take drugs, smoke, violate women, and think this is "freedom" no, it is the biggest kind of slavery.


    i agree with your last statement completly. as a white person, i am repulsed by the moral degradation of the western world since the end of world war 2.

    one thing that repels me more than anything is the compassion shown to murderers and rapists. how does islam deal with murderers and rapists?
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    (Original post by dan9)
    complete double standards! what happened when asians burnt poppies on rememberance day and brandished signs saying british soldiers burn in hell. They get a police escort home, absolutely disgusting.
    I know right, sad thing is people on this thread are gonna neg us for having these views...
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    (Original post by sixthformer)
    We should respect all religious scriptures, because we should respect each others beliefs, to function as a multi-cultural society. Someone burning the only unchanged holy book, containing the direct words of God, the person who created the universe and what we see, highlighted guidance, and containing clear proofs from scientific...

    Anyone who has actually researched the Holy Quran and what it entails would never do such a thing. Someone who is ignorant would.

    Remember, the most enslaven person is one who hopelessly believes he is free. In the name of "freedom" we drink alcohol, get drunk, murder, take drugs, smoke, violate women, and think this is "freedom" no, it is the biggest kind of slavery.
    I respect things which deserve respect. I would argue a person who models his life to please a fictional God, in fear of eternal punishment is a slave. Now I'm all for freedom of speech and if that's your view, I'm disappointed, but I respect your right to believe what you want.

    Being free is being allowed to do whatever you want as long as you don't affect the freedoms of others. I don't agree with burning the Quran, it's hateful and unnecessary. However, it's his right to voice those beliefs, just like it's your right to believe in Islam.

    And the Quran really doesn’t have any science validating what it says, but that’s besides the point.
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    (Original post by Rzc)
    I know right, sad thing is people on this thread are gonna neg us for having these views...
    Burning poppies is not the answer. Dialouge, and giving the british media a wake up call for the clear islamophobic reporting, is the way foward.
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    (Original post by IFondledAGibbon)
    I respect things which deserve respect. I would argue a person who models his life to please a fictional God, in fear of eternal punishment is a slave. Now I'm all for freedom of speech and if that's your view, I'm disappointed, but I respect your right to believe what you want.

    Being free is being allowed to do whatever you want as long as you don't affect the freedoms of others. I don't agree with burning the Quran, it's hateful and unnecessary. However, it's his right to voice those beliefs, just like it's your right to believe in Islam.

    And the Quran really doesn’t have any science validating what it says, but that’s besides the point.
    Dialogue would help. Clearly, these people just try to spread hate. I know one person who loves mankind burning Gods Guide to them...
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    Well the burning of it might have served no purpose and was completely pointless, but it didnt affect anyone other than piss off a few people. The only reason I would see that you would want to punish someone for something like this is if the punisher was a Muslim themselves.

    This really, truly is so close to the final edge for me before something happens.
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    I don't see why he'd be arrested for that. That's completely in his rights as far as I see it. Is it a ****ty thing to do? Absolutely. Is it within his rights? Absolutely.
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    (Original post by Selkarn)
    "A statement from the Home Office said: "The government absolutely condemns the burning of the Qur'an. It is fundamentally offensive to the values of our pluralist and tolerant society."

    Not that I agree with what he did, but they clearly have no time to tolerate his freedom to burn the Qur'an. Dirty racist hypocrites - I'm sure if an Asian fellow burnt a Bible there would be no such repercussion.
    Would appreciate it if you didn't make generalisations. I am asian and definitely not muslim, far from it. Also, I'm not planning to burn any bibles but completely agree with the fact muslims "blow" things out of proportion compared to other religious groups.
    How can they complain when they burnt the poppies for armistice day? They had nothing to do with religion, a complete lack of respect for those who died.
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    (Original post by sixthformer)
    Burning poppies is not the answer. Dialouge, and giving the british media a wake up call for the clear islamophobic reporting, is the way foward.
    I never said it was the way forward? :confused:
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    I believe in freedom of speech and expression. I do not like it when people abuse their rights, but then I know for a fact if Muslims burnt a Bible there would be practically no reprocussions.

    He should not have been arrested, certainly reprimanded, but not arrested.

    Religion; The greatest dividing force on earth...
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    (Original post by dan9)
    complete double standards! what happened when asians burnt poppies on rememberance day and brandished signs saying british soldiers burn in hell. They get a police escort home, absolutely disgusting.
    Those two scenarios are NOT the same. One is insulting soldiers, the other is insulting a religious group. A valid comparison would be if someone burnt the Bible and was not arrested.

    Now, I believe burning the Q'uran and poppies are both disgusting and mindless acts. Yet I believe people have a right to express such views. Do we live in a democracy or don't we? Freedom of speech must be protected. It's a weird thing when I find myself envious of America.

    (Original post by Alpharius)
    I believe in freedom of speech and expression. I do not like it when people abuse their rights, but then I know for a fact if Muslims burnt a Bible there would be practically no reprocussions.
    They would also be arrested and be subject to the same legal proceedings as the BNP candidate in the news article.

    (Original post by gilllybeans)
    How can they complain when they burnt the poppies for armistice day? They had nothing to do with religion, a complete lack of respect for those who died.
    1.5 billion Muslims did not all burn poppies on armistice day. Therefore it is not hypocritical for those who didn't burn those poppies to now oppose burning the Q'uran.
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    (Original post by catsss)
    I don't see why he'd be arrested for that. That's completely in his rights as far as I see it. Is it a ****ty thing to do? Absolutely. Is it within his rights? Absolutely.
    He has no valid reason to do so...

    I feel a little bit muffled, i am afraid anything i say will be reported as ' off topic '

    ok, basically, he gave no explanation, he is inciting religious tension, and his intentions were to cause rifts and to slander muslims,

    he is only fooling himself.

    We muslims are peaceful, we wish to engage in dialouge with this man and his supporters, to condemn what he did, and to answer all his misconceptions, though i doubt he's ever read the Divine Book
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    Curious to know what he got arrested for, breaking the piece or something probably.

    He's an idiot but it's ridiculous to get offended by the burning of a book though.
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    I'm pretty sure you posted a bunch of Quran 'science' and editied it. So I'm going to go ahead and reply anyway:

    Way to forget about the thread but whatevs I'll bite.

    What you're doing is picking random, ambiguous statements from a 2000 (or whatever) old text and applying them to current scientific knowledge. It never states a scientific principle clearly and the principle could never be deciphered without prior knowledge of it.

    -THE SOLIDITY OF THE ATOM AND ELECTRON ORBITS
    - “You will see the mountains you reckoned to be solid going past like clouds – the handwork of Allah Who gives to everything its solidity. He is aware of what you do.” (Surat an-Naml, 88)

    Are you serious?

    (Original post by sixthformer)
    Dialogue would help. Clearly, these people just try to spread hate. I know one person who loves mankind burning Gods Guide to them...
    Anyway, to the edit. It's only your view that the Quran is 'Gods guide' and you have no right to take away someone’s freedoms when they aren't affecting yours.
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    (Original post by sixthformer)
    Islam teaches me to exercise peace. God revealed the holy Quran, and will ensure it is unchanged.

    The man burning it probably has not read any verses, or understands it at all.

    He will account with his Lord, i condemn it heavily, but it will be God who will deal with him.
    For once in a while why don't you actually try to say something as an individual? Construct a sentence around your own ideas/thoughts- not those of your peers- you have a mind/brain, use it- you're clearly not here.
 
 
 
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