embarrassed to be british

Right, first up, I think that any burning of books is wrong, regardless of what the book is (books are a carbon sink and should be buried, not burned 🙂 ). It’s also not a crime in the UK to burn books, so I don’t really understand why these guys have been arrested. It’s especially confusing as “They were arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred and released on bail pending further inquiries.” Islam is not a race, it’s a religion and this is an important distinction – with one you have a choice, the other you don’t. They burnt a book. Their own book, on their own property. They did nothing wrong.

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