Click here to read an article that I could have written, were I as eloquent.
Over the years I've gone back and forth on this issue. I think I've decided where I, as a political conservative, stand.
Update 6/27/05, 5:55 pm: Let's look at this issue from a liberal vs. conservative point of view.
If it's ok to desecrate the American flag, is it ok to desecrate a Koran?
Is there anything wrong with desecrating a Koran if desecration of the American flag is not outlawed?
Is there anything wrong with desecrating a Koran if desecration of the American flag is outlawed?
Which makes you more upset, watching people burn an American flag or hearing that American interrogators might have treated the Koran with disrespect at Guantanamo Bay?
Does your opinion change when you learn that investigations show that the Guantanamo prisoners themselves did far worse things to their Korans than has been proven against any interrogator or guard?
Consider the word "desecrate". Is it right to desecrate any object?