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peopleb4money Donating Member (206 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 02:11 PM
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35. I think you can stand for the first ammendment whether you agree on its use or not
I believe the Islamic center to be positive. There's no hate in it. Its just people constructing a building that represents their highest values. However, book burning is a negative act. I disagree with it fundamentally. Yah, I don't think they should go to prison for doing it, but its an irresponsible use of free speech and undermines it as a principle. They really are making a conscious effort to incite hatred by doing it, where I don't believe the Muslims who were building the mosque several blocks from the WTO site had any such intention. I think people should refrain from burning Qurans, not because of fear from terrorists or whatever. They should do it out of respect for all the good Muslims in the world who aren't violent people. By the way, if someone gets hurt, I don't think its necessarily going to be the churches in the states doing it. It might actually be Americans overseas in Indonesia who have nothing to do with it. I don't think they've really thought this out. Its irrational.
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