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Afgnan Quran Burning Protests

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by LordRahl, Feb 23, 2012.

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  1. LordRahl

    LordRahl The Objectivist

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    Anyone else finds it ironic that a country that's 72% illiterate gets so crazy about book burning.

    If only they were as passionate in their protests whenever Taliban stones their women or blows up innocent bystanders, maybe they would advance a few centuries closer to ours.

    Finally - why the hell are we still there? Time to GTFO.
     
  2. Dreadnought

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    Once again, the rationality of those people involved is revealed when they're willing to kill over a book.
     
  3. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    To answer the thread, yeah I do think there's at least someone else who finds that ironic.

    I don't however.
     
  4. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Spoiler for size :




    Remember: Politicaly and socialy, Afghanistan is effectively in the middle ages for the most part. If you went around Bible burning in medieval Europe, I don't think you would last very long. Heck, even in parts of modern America if I went around burning Bibles my life would end rather quickly.
    Also, I would be hesitant in assigning the cause of the protests solely to the Quran burning. I mean, we are occupying their country and killing their fellow countrymen. That certiantly cannot be fostering good relations. It is more or less the same thing the Russians had to deal with.
     
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    Leoreth 心の怪盗団 Moderator

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    Please don't turn this thread into another battleground for the Islam vs. Christianity debate :rolleyes:

    Anyway, yes, it's an overreaction to start riots over burnt books. But after 10 years in this country, we really should know better not to burn Qurans in the first place.
     
  6. bhsup

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    I don't recall Penn and Teller getting a lot of death threats when they drilled a hole through a Bible on their TV show.
     
  7. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    I'm not going to look whether they got them over that, but they have gotten lots of death threats in their career.

    Heck, even Dawkins gets them.
    You speak sooth!
     
  8. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Article from the BBC:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17140569
     
  9. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    Exactly. This goes way beyond just burning a book...it speaks to concerns about a western country occupying their territory and culture.
     
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    They did this before when that crazy pastor down in Florida put the Koran on trial for war crimes.

    I don't expect these to last that long.
     
  11. Murky

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    If you were an Afghan, no doubt such a thing would be an outrage.
     
  12. Glassfan

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    According to the CNN article, it was something of an accident. A mistake - not deliberate.
     
  13. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    You know, making blanket statements from the left is still making blanket statements.
     
  14. BasketCase

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    Among the rules of etiquette for handling the American Flag:
    Shouldn't be such a gigantic surprise what Americans are going to do with a Koran that's been defaced.

    I'm not a Muslim. In fact, I'm an atheist. I see no reason why I should be expected to know and respect the traditions of a religion I don't practice.
     
  15. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    Because it's uh, respectful to do so?
     
  16. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Perhaps if you're in the middle of a country of 30 million or so, you could take a moment to learn something about them before acting. You know, just an idea.
     
  17. kramerfan86

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    Time to get out of that place and stop dumping money and lives on this waste.
     
  18. Incodcito

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    More evidence against ever invading Afghanistan... these people don't want what we are offering. Withdraw the army, give asylum to those wanting it, and GTFO. Asylum for those wanting it is the least we can do.
     
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    How exactly is one supposed to dispose of a Koran (or other sensitive text)?
     
  20. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Traditionally, they're wrapped in cloth and placed in storage or a cave or buried.
     
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