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CAIR Outraged Koran Burning is Protected Free Speech…

Local Muslim leaders are upset prosecutors won’t pursue charges against a man who burned a Quran outside an East Lansing mosque.

Stuart Dunnings III, prosecuting attorney in Ingham County, said Wednesday that authorities “didn’t find there was any violation of Michigan law.”

Burning a holy book, whose pages were found outside the Islamic Center of East Lansing on Sept. 11, doesn’t qualify as a hate crime, Dunnings said.

“We don’t have a hate crime. There was no threat of physical intimidation because (the man who burned the Quran) was the only one there at the time,” Dunnings said.

The act also was protected by the First Amendment, said Dunnings, who equated it to burning a flag.

“It can also fall under drunken stupidity,” he said.

The incident, which occurred on the ninth anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks, prompted worldwide condemnation and rioting in India.

A Lansing man, whose identity has not been released, told police he burned the holy book. He should face federal charges, said Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Michigan.

“Not to prosecute this hate crime would send a terrible message to bigots that there will be no legal repercussion against those who intimidate Muslims at their houses of worship,” Walid said.


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  • free speech love it or leave it cock faces

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  • Go fuck yourselves you muslim whores! The United States isn't going to kneel to your false gods or put up with the stinking rotted diarrhea that is what comes out of your peadophillic little boy sucking mouths.

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  • CAIR can kiss my pork!!

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  • Last I checked, Muslims aren't welcomed here, and still are not; Take the hint, Allah.

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  • You have Muslims in Islamic countries doing this very thing to the bible, Muslims around the world increasingly wanting Sharia, Halal, burqa, building the cultural center near 9/11, wanting more freedoms of speech with their protests against the west etc, etc and then they get upset because someone wants to protest themselves for free speech?, I`m not backing the burning of the Koran or bible, but these people are just way to one sided.
    Practice what you preach and dont get surprised when this h More..

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  • how many of you have heard of using a page out of the bible in the hotel to roll a joint?

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  • lol..i live in a non CAIR state

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  • Don't burn the Koran they make good paper to wipe with.Thats if you get the one with the thin pages.

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  • freedom...get used to it

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  • Here is a quote from the head of CAIR:

    Per Omar Ahmad of CAIR:

    "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become DOMINANT. The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth!"

    The book of genocide of all other governments, cultures, societies, groups and religions IS the koran.

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