Should the Koran be Banned?I keep hearing calls for banning the Koran. I disagree with this, and I think it's a mistake. First of all, I don't like banning literature in general. Second of all, I think it is to our advantage if people can read the Koran. I've put up links to all the most important Islamic texts, including 8 English Koran translations and several Scandinavian ones. I want people to read them. Another issue is the blatant hypocrisy of what constitutes "hate speech" for Muslims and non-Muslims. This proposed law in the Ummah Kingdom is awful:
Christian group may seek ban on Qur'an
A Protestant evangelical pressure group has warned that it will try to use the government's racial and religious hatred law to prosecute bookshops selling the Qur'an for inciting religious hatred. Christian Voice, a fringe fundamentalist group which first came to public prominence this year when it campaigned against the BBC's broadcasting of Jerry Springer The Opera, was among the evangelical organisations taking part in a 1,000-strong demonstration against the bill outside parliament yesterday as the House of Lords held a second reading debate on the measure. Its director, Stephen Green, said the organisation would consider taking out prosecutions against shops selling the Islamic holy book. He told the Guardian: "If the Qur'an is not hate speech, I don't know what is. We will report staff who sell it. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that unbelievers must be killed." The bill has seen a wide range of Christian groups making common cause with secularists. Most of the Christian running against the bill has been made by evangelical groups.