Freedom to Burn Qur'an

TitleFreedom to Burn Qur'an
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsFunke, RD, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Diaz-Sprague, R, Funke, MB, Myers, GA
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published09/2011
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsfreedom , FREEDOM of speech , Law , PUBLIC , Public Policy
AbstractIn March 2011, Terry Jones, Pastor of the Dove World Outreach presided over a mass Qur'an burning. The U.S. President condemned Jones' actions, as did many other prominent figures. In response, Mohammed Vawda, a South African Muslim law student, planned to respond by holding a "Bible burning day", but was stopped when Yasmin Omar, representing the Islamic group, Scholars of Truth, asked the South African high court to prevent the event. Judge Sita Kolbe prohibited the event, effectively ruling that the Bible can not be desecrated in South Africa. The Judge also called on United States judges to act accordingly by banning burning of the Qur'an in America.
NotesCase Study prepared for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Regional Competitions, 2011
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