Is burning a book illegal in Britain? Would someone who burned a Bible be arrested? I think probably not, because British authorities know that no Christians would go ape and start killing innocent people if someone burned a Bible. That means that most likely these men were arrested because Muslims are likely to commit acts of irrational violence in response to their action. But that, in fact, is solely the responsibility of the Muslims in question, not of the Qur’an-burners. It is breathtaking how easily the West has assumed responsibility for the insanely violent reactions of Muslims to provocations that, if they had been directed toward Christians or Jews, would have been greeted with indifference.
“Britons arrested for Qur’an burning,” from the QMI Agency, September 23 (thanks to Twostellas):
Six men in England have been arrested after two Qur’ans were burned and video of the Sept. 11 act was posted online.
Four men were arrested Wednesday and two men had been arrested Sept. 15 on “suspicion of stirring racial hatred,” a Northumbria police press release said….
What race is Islam again?
Police and Gateshead council issued a joint statement about the burning, saying it is not how most people in the town feel or act.
“The kind of behaviour displayed in this video is not at all representative of our community as a whole. Our community is one of mutual respect and we continue to work together with community leaders, residents and people of all faiths and beliefs to maintain good community relations,” the statement said.
Great. When will see that “mutual respect” reciprocated?