ISN’T PUBLICLY BURNING THE KORAN A HATE CRIME?
Hal Pepinsky, firstname.lastname@example.org, pepinsky.blogspot.com
April 2, 2011
The only difference I can see between burning a cross on African American property and burning a Koran in Florida is that in the latter case, the incitement to hatred is advertised globally rather than in a neighborhood. I do not believe in punishment, but I recognize international outrage that the US does not nationally treat Koran burning on a par with KKK cross burning. If there is such a thing as a hate crime, public Koran burning qualifies…doesn’t it? Love and peace--hal