I am not in favor of book-burning. I’d rather people read and know the Qur’an, and thereby understand what we face as Infidels. But what is noteworthy about this is that this is exactly the kind of law that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has been pushing for years at the United Nations — and that many American journalists and politicians recently called for in the wake of the Muhammad video riots. Everyone seems to have forgotten the basic principle that no one controls anyone else’s reactions, or bears responsibility for them, and the freedom of speech is on the ropes all over the West.
“Serb Detained After Quran Burning Photos Posted,” from the Associated Press, October 31 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A Serbian man has been detained after pictures posted on Facebook appeared to show him setting the Muslim holy book on fire using a lighter.
Prosecutor for cybercrime Branko Stamenkovic said Wednesday that the man is suspected of inciting “religious hatred and intolerance.” He faces up to eight years in prison.
Stamenkovic identified the suspect as Predrag Cosovic from the capital of Belgrade. He says police detained Cosovic on Tuesday, a day after he allegedly posted the photos of the Quran burning….