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That Quran Burning Thing

I want to start off by saying that I, in no way, condone what The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainsville, Florida, plan on doing on September 11th. Burning any religious book, or any book for that matter is wrong and should be boycotted.

With that said, I've been seeing a lot of debates going on from both Muslims, Christians and other religions where their main defense against the Quran burning is, "Well, you never see Muslims burn a bible."

Here's some examples showing otherwise:

June 18, 2007 - Gaza:

Father Manuel Musallem, head of Gaza's Latin church, told the AP that Muslims have ransacked, burned and looted a school and convent that are part of the Gaza Strip's small Romany Catholic community. He told the AP that crosses were broken, damage was done to a statue of Jesus, and at the Rosary Sister School and nearby convent, prayer books were burned.

[snip]

...Muslim gunmen used rocket-propeled grenades (RPGs) to blow through the doors of the church and school, before burning Bibles and destroying every cross they could get their hands on.


December 6, 2006 - Melbourne, Australia:

TWO Muslim students have been expelled from an Islamic school in Melbourne for urinating and spitting on a Bible and setting it on fire.

[snip]

"The main perpetrator (a Year 7 student) urinated on the Holy Bible, tore some pages from the Holy Book and burnt them then finally spat on the Holy Book," the report says.

The second boy, from Year 9, "tore pages from the Holy Book and burnt them", while a third student, from Year 7, "tore pages from the Holy Bible and then he rolled it up like a cigarette and pretended to smoke it".

The boys come from a variety of ethnic Muslim backgrounds -- one is believed to be an Albanian/Malaysian, another Lebanese and another Indonesian.


There was even an incident where some evangelical soldiers had a ton of bibles written in two languages to distribute to people in Afghanistan. The military found out, confiscated them and burned the bibles theirselves just so the Muslims of the area wouldn't be offended as well as other reasons. They didn't confiscate them and return them back to the states. They didn't threw them in a storage unit and forget about them. They burned them.

It's not a religion of peace. Hardly any religion is peaceful.