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Thread #131989   Message #2983378
Posted By: mousethief
09-Sep-10 - 03:41 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.

Many translations are actually diglotts, with the original text on one page and the English translation on the facing page.