How You Can Burn the Koran Today September 11, 2010

How You Can Burn the Koran Today

The J-Walk Blog explains it step-by-step:

It’s easy. Here’s how to do it in Windows:

  1. Go here and download the Holy Quran as a PDF file
  2. Locate the PDF file on your computer
  3. Select the file and click Burn
  4. Insert a CD, when prompted
  5. Click OK
  6. Wait for the free publicity and inevitable outrage

Hmm… I just threw mine in the trash.

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  • I’ve downloaded it.

    But you know, I’m going to keep a copy. I’m likely even to read chunks of it.

    To quote Vito Corleone: “Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.”

  • Sven

    A Muslim friend posted on FB that Clinton denounced the planned burning. One of her friends replied that this was good because “no one has the right to burn a holy book”.

    I had to set the record straight that in the United States, provided you own the book in question, you can do what you like with it. If you choose to burn your book, be sure to do so in complaince with laws and regulations regarding incineration.

    I then gave my fictional example of how much I dislike NASCAR but could never get the permits for my tire burning protest.

    I did realize something personal from this. Although I fully support the right to protest via burning books, flags, effigies, etc., I’ve never done it. This must be because every person I’ve ever heard of doing so is a douchebag.

    Some conclusions:
    1) People who organize book burnings are always douchebags.
    2) You have the right to be a douchebag.
    3) You have the right to slap the sh*t out of any douchebag you are forced to endure BUT with the clear understanding that you may face criminal charges and punishment.

    Freedom includes the ability to choose to do the wrong thing. Freedom should not shield you from the consequences of your actions or the reactions of others.

  • Hahahaha, nice play on words!

    I prefer Mathematica, which is a considerably larger file, HOWEVER it does just about everything mathematically.

  • What’s wrong with porn?

  • MH

    Franklin, that comic was a riot.

    Even funnier is listening to religious people get into debates about the proper treatment of electronic copies of their holy texts. One of these days I’ll plan to point out that defragmenting a hard drive deletes the file while relocating a copy of it to new sectors on the drive. Let alone wear leveling on flash media which might do this in hardware.

  • Sure, blame it on the incinerator, Hemant.

  • Rodrigue

    Translation of the Meanings of The Noble Quran in the Portuguese Language -Downloads: 74

    74 downloads only?
    Maybe I should relocate in Lisboa or Sao-Paulo.

  • The imbeciles on the American left are the de facto epitomes of cringe worthy cowardice. When Muslims burn American flags, there is no outrage. When an atheist family burnt bibles on a reality television, there was no outrage. Now the Muslim-loving left wing trolls are outraged over the burning of a book which supports slavery-based rape of women; killing of apostates, adulterers, and homosexuals; husbands beating their wives; misogyny; and Sharia, the most perverted justice system. And this book is their source of morality. Muslims are — to put it nicely — the most primitive specimens who live their lives based on the desert scribblings of a medieval Arabic pedophile.

    And Mr. Mehta seems to only care about religion when it involves Christianity. So typical of left wing atheists.

  • Danny wuvs kittens

    “The imbeciles on the American left are the de facto epitomes of cringe worthy cowardice. When Muslims burn American flags, there is no outrage. When an atheist family burnt bibles on a reality television, there was no outrage. Now the Muslim-loving left wing trolls are outraged over the burning of a book which supports slavery-based rape of women; killing of apostates, adulterers, and homosexuals; husbands beating their wives; misogyny; and Sharia, the most perverted justice system. And this book is their source of morality. Muslims are — to put it nicely — the most primitive specimens who live their lives based on the desert scribblings of a medieval Arabic pedophile.”-Militant Atheist

    FUCK YEAH. Everybody gives muslims a free pass. People always say “not every muslim is a suicide bomber, the majority are moderate muslims”.

    Moderate christians are leeches upon society, and moderate muslims are as well!

    Bless yourself, militant atheist.

  • I recommend Steve Wells’ site “Dwindling in Unbelief” for anyone who wants to read the Quran (and the Bible, and the Book of Mormon).

    He blogs it in easy to digest chunks, along with his commentary, of course.

    He just started the Quran recently, so it will be easy to catch up, then you can get a weekly (or so) dose.

  • That was some weapons-grade anti-Muslim bigotry there. XD I’d point out that the focus is more on Christianity sometimes solely because being in the West, Christianity is the one people most often try to bludgeon us with…but I’m not even certain that wasn’t a big fat steaming troll.

  • Matt

    Now the Muslim-loving left wing trolls are outraged over the burning of a book which supports slavery-based rape of women; killing of apostates, adulterers, and homosexuals; husbands beating their wives; misogyny; and Sharia, the most perverted justice system. And this book is their source of morality.

    How is that different than the bible?

  • Danny wuvs kittens

    Aegis,

    I don’t think that’s the point.

    Christians are the main aggressors in America, which is why people put up atheist billboards and wear certain shirts and primarily target Christians.

    The think is, everyone is defending Muslims. People who, like Militant Atheist said, base their morals on a vile, disgusting book.

    The Koran is directly responsible for countless murders and other attrocities. If there was no Koran, the middle east would be a much better place. It would still be bad, but it would be much better.

    Girls are STONED for adultery or premarital sex, EVEN IN THE CASE OF RAPE, under sharia law, law that wouldn’t exist without the Koran.

    Matt, yes, its very similar to the bible which people don’t mind attacking. The bible is deserving of attacking, most atheists don’t disagree with that, and most atheists aren’t outraged when Marilyn Manson uses it to wipe his ass on stage or someone burns it, because they shouldn’t be. The bible is a vile, disgusting, evil book, and anyone who uses it as the basis for their morality is evil.

    The difference? Attacking and disrespecting the bible is a noble political statement. Attacking and disrespecting the Koran is ignorant racism.

    That’s fucked up.

  • muggle

    Sigh. And the hatriots still don’t get it.

    No one’s supporting Islam. What we left liberal (bullshit, I’m a centrist) are supporting is America damn it, which includes the Muslims right to be, along with every other freedom to believe or mock religion.

    What we’re objecting to is the unmitigated lynch mob mentality currently existing towards even moderate Muslims, which rather makes one wonder why anyone’s a moderate Muslim instead of a defensive one. Frankly, it’s to their credit that this hasn’t made them want to retaliate in kind. It’s a freaking wonder they still want to open Park 51 in the spirit of reaching out to those of other faiths in the (bullshit) melting pot that is supposedly America.

    Yes, I called bullshit on that melting pot lie because what I’m learning from this is there will always be a lynch mob ready to go after some group some idiot yells hatriot slogans at. Nothing could me more anti-American.

    To the Muslims who aren’t hating all non-Muslims right back. Cudos. You’ve displayed admirable character and fortitude and strength. To the hatriots out for Muslim blood, boo hiss. You’ve displayed ignorant, weakness and a total disregard for the country you’re screaming (in a temper tantrum) that you’re protecting.

  • Chrissy
  • @Militant Atheist:

    Part of the reason why we have to defend Muslims sometimes is because Christians who want to turn this into a Christian country discriminate against Muslims and because there are those who really do hate anyone who is from a different country.

    There is a difference between criticism and discrimination.

    Just as I get upset at people who only target Christianity without realizing the problems in Islam, I also get angry at people who only target Islam while pretending Christianity is wonderful. Both are horrible and ridiculous.

    As far as I’m concerned, if the person owns the book, they can burn it if they want to. However, I’ve found that — most of the time — the people burning books do so instead of actually offering any good arguments.

  • Atheistically Yours

    Why would anyone WASTE a perfectly good CD on “burning” crap like a Quran (or a “Bible” or other religious book!) on to it?

  • Dezinerau

    Obama said that we not at war against Islam, we are at war against a band of sorry men who pervert religion. As if religion is some objective ideal and those people are doing it wrong.

    Sorry people, but religion is perverted by its very nature. Muslims and Christians alike have to own up to their extreme elements, to realise that it is their religion that fosters unyielding devotion and their literature that encourages violence.

  • Philosos

    Since these two things happened so closely to each other (and I personally think that it is no coincidence that the International Burn-A-Koran Day) idea was floated right after this Islamic Community Center convo started, I will lump them together in this response as ‘the situation’ (No Jersey Shore jokes please :D) or ‘this situation’

    The burning of qurans, bibles or any holy book is not only an exercise in futility and negative attention seeking, but is counterproductive. It will only seen by the person(s) to whom you really should be trying to appeal to with reason and finding some sort of common ground with as an act of aggression and a non-starter.

    The man’s reasoning, that he is trying to send a message of ‘strength’ is not thought out at all, and I don’t think you can come up with any logical reason to burn a holy book other than if you are stuck somewhere cold and you need to fuel a fire or something.

    The muslims abroad will say “aha!, you see, they do hate us, we really should hate them and kill them all”

    – The muslims in the USA, will feel that they are second class citizens. People already look down on them and even arabic people that aren’t muslim. Some people just assume that they are muslim.

    Rights

    – If someone has the right to build an islamic center in a location on private property and they are being asked to move it because a majority want them to, then what is going to happen next? You can’t just dismiss a person or a group of person’s constitutional rights at a whim just because the majority thinks it is right?

    – Next you will hear that a group of atheists should not be able to hold a get together at a meeting hall weekly because of their lack of belief and the proximity to a church or cemetary or something.

    I think the cultural influence of American muslims will see a lot of their feelings and traditions change. The move from Europe to America saw the creation of a secular nation, but then I guess the influx of more religious people later on fudged things up a bit, and some will claim America is a Christian nation. Constitutionally, America is secular and we who are in the minority of anything should always try to protect the constitutionality of the rights afforded to us so even if we do not believe in the ideas and beliefs of the others whose rights are being challenged.

    It is possible that islam in America can evolve and be totally devoid of the violence associated with it in the Middle east just as Christianity is far less violent than it used to be in Europe, but if people keep giving Muslims the idea that they need to be defensive, then they will always be on edge and feel that the are victims or participants in a war on them.

    If a person has rights, but a majority says that they shouldn’t exercise it, then they are saying that the person doesn’t have rights.

  • @ Militant Atheist:

    You’ll like my blog. Lots of secular right-wingers who get equally irked by the behavior described in your post.

  • Anon

    “The imbeciles on the American left are the de facto epitomes of cringe worthy cowardice. When Muslims burn American flags, there is no outrage. When an atheist family burnt bibles on a reality television, there was no outrage. Now the Muslim-loving left wing trolls are outraged over the burning of a book which supports slavery-based rape of women; killing of apostates, adulterers, and homosexuals; husbands beating their wives; misogyny; and Sharia, the most perverted justice system. And this book is their source of morality. Muslims are — to put it nicely — the most primitive specimens who live their lives based on the desert scribblings of a medieval Arabic pedophile.

    And Mr. Mehta seems to only care about religion when it involves Christianity. So typical of left wing atheists.”

    There is outrage by atheists? Freedom yes, censorship no.

  • SickoftheUS

    Sven wrote:

    3) You have the right to slap the sh*t out of any douchebag you are forced to endure BUT with the clear understanding that you may face criminal charges and punishment.

    Freedom includes the ability to choose to do the wrong thing. Freedom should not shield you from the consequences of your actions or the reactions of others.

    What an idiot. Violence is a “right” as long as the assaulter is willing to pay a penalty for it – the macho code of prison yard justice?

    The point you’re really trying to convey, Guido, is that you condone violence as an intimidation tool in our society. Those wise guys with unpopular opinions better keep their mouths shut, or else they face vigilante justice from some goon who’s willing to pay the price.

    If they expect anything different, they’re not man enough, and they’re outside of their rights? Do I basically have it?