Does the burning of a Koran deserve and apology while the burning of the Bible d

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  1. The Frog Prince profile image72
    The Frog Princeposted 11 years ago

    Does the burning of a Koran deserve and apology while the burning of the Bible deserves none?

    There are people getting killed over that very question.  Which deserves an apology?

  2. Agantum profile image60
    Agantumposted 11 years ago

    If you do some act or omission that harms another and you feel sorrow then an apology is a good start.

      A lot of the problems of misunderstanding or lack of understanding can be corrected through education and tolerance, but this doesn't suit every body.
    Some times people do harm because they are lazy and it advantages them to do something shortsighted than to do the right thing.  Some times people are just not nice and have the power to hurt others.

      Unfortunately we have got used to clamming up nowadays.  I guess employers and insurance companies don't like us to admit liability when we do the wrong thing.  It is a bit simple to blame T.V. but we do have role models, like cartoon character Bart Simpson.  His first reaction isn't "I'm sorry," its "I didn't do it"

  3. Daxman profile image60
    Daxmanposted 11 years ago

    When i spoke with an Imam (Islamic Priest) a while back i actually brought up this question and got a very clear answer.

    "If someone burns the holy Quran, even if it's in front of you, the last thing a good muslim should do is take to violence. Regardless of what happens and regardless of how badly it goes against your personal beliefs, you must find it in yourself to tolerate it. Remember, we will all be judged accordingly in the hereafter"

    I thought this was a very noble way of thinking. Based on this i indeed believe that if a muslim burns a Bible he has just as much of a responsibility to apologize as if a christian burns a Quran.

  4. arksys profile image83
    arksysposted 11 years ago

    Burning of any religious book is equally wrong and they both deserve an apology.

    I haven't heard of any muslim burning the bible till now but i can see from the pic you posted it's probably been done ...

    If they did burn the Bible, then as a muslim, I apologize to all christians for my brothers actions. As Daxman mentioned  - they will have to answer to Allah on the day of judgement and frankly i don't think Allah will be happy with what they did. Even our prophet Mohammad never ordered for previous messengers books from Allah to be destroyed... Mohammad tolerated indecent behaviour including a man pee-ing inside a mosque openly while everyone was praying, so the violent route the muslims have taken, in my opinion; is wrong.

  5. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 11 years ago

    What we have to remember is that burning of books is an act usually carried out by those that are frightened by the book's contents, whether they are Christians  burning the Koran,  Muslims burning the Holy Bible, or Nazi's burning both.  Surely if they stoop to that level they are too unintelligent to understand their actions so no apology would be sincere.

  6. pintails7886 profile image67
    pintails7886posted 11 years ago

    The short answer is NO it does not deserve an apology it deserves much much more sever punishment which this person will receive from Allah and vengeance is His alone but not for us to take. The long answer  and the reason to my saying this is as follows below.

    As a Muslim and a reader of the Qur'an, the Torah and the Bible I can tell you it is a sin for a Muslim to burn the Qur'an. The Qur'an tells us in several verses that we should read the Bible and the Torah because they are Gods words, along with the Qur'an.

    The Family of `Imran (Ali `Imran) 3:48, 2-3 AH.
    The Angel Gabriel is speaking to Mary about Jesus before Jesus' birth and says: "And he (God) will teach him the book and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel"

    . 5:113.
    "Then will God say, `O Jesus son of Mary! Recount my favor to you and to your mother when I strengthened you with the Holy Spirit, so that you spoke to the people in childhood and in maturity. Behold! I taught you the Book and Wisdom, the Torah and the Gospel...

    Jonah (Yunus) 10:37, Late Meccan.
    "This Qur'an is not such as can be produced by other than God; but it is a verification of that (the Torah and Gospel) which IS between his (its) hands, and the explanation of the book, wherein there IS no doubt, from the Lord of the worlds."

    The Cattle (Al-An`am) 6:154-157, Late Meccan.
    "Then We gave Moses the Book complete as to whatever is excellent, and explaining all things in detail, and a guide and a mercy, that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord. And this (the Qur'an) is a Book which We have revealed, blessed: so follow it and be righteous, that you may receive mercy: lest you should say, `The Book was sent down to two peoples before us, and for our part, we remained unacquainted with all that they learned by assiduous study;' or lest you should say: `If the Book (Torah and Gospel) had only been sent down to us, we should have followed its guidance better than they.'"

    I can go on and on and on with more examples of such. Any Muslim who burns the Bible and or the Torah is wrong and could hardly be considered a Muslim as they do not follow the Teachings of Islam by acting in this manner. Much the same way people who pervert the Christian Faith are not considered Christian by Mainstream Christians we Muslims feel the same about those who do this to Islam.

  7. Alexander Mark profile image81
    Alexander Markposted 11 years ago

    I don't see why any apology is necessary in the latest incident anyway - those books were destroyed for a specific reason unrelated to the religion they are associated with. Besides this, is the Muslim faith really that weak that it cannot survive if their books are burned? I once watched a youtube video where a Bible was burned with glee. The contempt and hatred toward Christianity made me very unhappy, but burning a Bible is merely burning a piece of paper - it can be replaced and my faith is much deeper than that. Moreover, if someone is burning a Bible to offend me, then they are obviously my enemy. Since when do enemies demand apologies from each other? Only after a truce is declared - but seriously, we can't expect an apology, and the extremist Muslims are merely taking advantage of extremist liberalism in this country - counting on a democratic people to support their tyrannical philosophies! What a brazen bunch of loonies.

    According to the blessed Muslims on this forum, the Islamic zealots that demand retribution aren't following the tenets of their faith anyway, so their is no way to appeal to reason. We are supposed to give those Korans back to the enemy so they can possibly use the information within the books against us. I don't think so.

    As far as becoming outraged at the prospect of a Bible burning, here is some food for thought: Jesus was nailed to a cross and hung on display in front his grieving mother and his murderers and falsely numbered with criminals deserving of the death penalty. Did he demand an apology? No. He said, "Father forgive them..." He loved his enemies literally to death.

  8. Cassie Ann profile image60
    Cassie Annposted 11 years ago

    No - absolutely NOT! The US as a nation must be tolerant of other religious views. However, and that is a big however, what we have going on here is bending over backwards to allow others their religious freedom and losing ours. America was built on a Christian foundation. Slowly, but surely, we have accepted others ways of lives in detriment to our own. Obama is just appeasing his people.

    Have there been apologies from Muslim countries as a whole for the burning of our flags, our bibles, or murdering our citizens on 9-11? I remember vividly many Muslims clapping and dancing while Americans were dying. While I know for certain that there are many Muslims appalled at what some of their people do, let's not forget that there is much hatred in the hearts of many for anything Christian and/or the United States.

    Here in my state, a little boy was sent home from school because he included a bible verse in his valentines cards and candy to classmates. Yet, another school is allowing those of the Muslim faith time out of classes to get down on their knees and pray. Is this America or what???

  9. veritorogue profile image60
    veritorogueposted 11 years ago

    If you don't want to get your head chopped off it does. Books of any kind should not be burned but the outrageous response of the Afghans indicates how difficult it will be to foment an Islamic reformation. Please read my hub on the Koran burning story.

  10. Liaqat Qazi profile image60
    Liaqat Qaziposted 11 years ago

    I am a Muslim. Burning any religious scripture is to condemned. Islam even prohibits Muslims from abusing any gods or goddesses that Non Muslims may worship. (Al-Qur'an 6:108)


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