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Thread #131989   Message #2983300
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
09-Sep-10 - 02:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Burning Korans
Subject: RE: BS: Burning Korans
Strintly speaking a translation of the Koran/Qur'an is not a Koran/Qur'an - that term is reserved for the text in the original Arabic. Burning a translation is highly offensive, but it doesn't count as sacrilege, in the way burning a real Koran/Qur'an would be.

It's a bit analogous to the difference between burning a copy of the Old Testament and burning a synagogue's Torah Scroll.

However I doubt that angry Muslims around the world are too likely to be making that kind of distinction.