Norway Qur’an-burning is being seized upon to justify imposing international blasphemy laws


Even though one may object to burning the Qur'an (I do; I'd rather people read and study it), it is a matter of the freedom of expression. If someone burns the Bible, or the Bhagavad Gita, or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, or any other book, no one will mind. Burning the Qur'an, however, violates Islamic blasphemy law. By accepting that burning the Qur'an is something that should be restricted and even criminalized, as many in the West have done, Western authorities are opening the door for the establishment of Muslims as a special class that is above the law, and for the introduction of more Sharia into their countries. They're striking a massive blow against one of the core principles of their society, the freedom of speech.