Here are just some tips about propriety. You can’t burn the book. In fact, you can’t even touch it. That is why our Gitmo boys and girls wear white gloves while providing the free copy to the new arrivals. Also, you can’t draw cartoons. You cannot criticize their practices. You cannot even accurately quote their Imams, lest you be considered to be inciting hatred, as the incomparable Mark Steyn was alleged to have done in Canada.
Look, burning Qu'rans is a disrespectful and unnecessarily stupid thing to do, like eating a ham sandwich in a synagogue. Far more effective to just read the thing outloud, or present quotes along with pictures of the happy Islamists busily at their daily activities, as Geert Wilders did in Fitna. Of course, such actions are also not to be taken lightly, as Imams have called for poor Geert to be beheaded, and free minded liberals have denounced his movie, but at least it tangibly brings the argument to the foreground, whereas burning Qu'rans does not.
The most embarrassing thing about this episode, in my opinion, is the manner in which our nation’s leaders responded. Just a few days ago, B. Obama and H. Clinton were all about defending our Constitutionally protected rights to property and religious expression, no matter how brazenly offensive the action taken. Now, they have abandoned those high sounding principles, completely reversing themselves over a church in Florida.
The one guy consistent – Michael Bloomberg?!!