Burning the Koran would have sparked "a disaster" in the Muslim world, the Islamic cleric behind the plan to build an Islamic community center near the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks has said in an interview.Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf told ABC News: "It would have strengthened the radicals. It would have enhanced the possibility of terrorist acts against America and American interests."
As if burning a Koran is worse than the horror we have inflicted upon Iraq and Afghanistan, or all of the things done to copies of the Koran at Guantanamo, as part of the "interrogation" program there. We're apparently supposed to believe the Muslims are irrational zealots who are prepared to die for a book which has been printed by the hundreds of millions, as if the loss of one copy is a threat to their religion, or the disrespect of one clown in Florida justifies killing American soldiers who are in Afghanistan, most of whom are trying the do the right thing but being misled.
While on the subject of fanning global conflagrations, I want to mention another article about who's behind the Ground Zero Mosque, entitled Untangling the Bizarre CIA Links to the Ground Zero Mosque, which states that "links between the group behind the controversial mosque, the CIA and U.S. military establishment have gone unacknowledged," and then goes on to expose some of these links, such as to Special Forces generals, the same sort of guys who are running the secret, ongoing "interrogation" program which is far more likely to enrage Afghans than some guy incinerating a book.
By the way, I've decided to call off my plans to burn a copy of The Book of the Law, because it's just pointless at best, even if the media turns it into a national or international controversy (as if you would see angry mobs of Satanists passing laws against it in Congress).