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Submitted by Concerned European (Lithuania), Sep 12, 2007 at 05:30

Quran should not be banned and permitted to be printed or imported in the West, but only with the condition that verses inciting to violence would be marked in red (or in any other way) and have special disclaimer stating that these verses are purely historical and have no relevancy in the modern world. Ditto for Quranic websites. The law should also assure that only specially marked copies of Qur'an could be kept for teaching purposes in the Qur'anic schools.

The Quranic copies printed before adoption of the law which are kept by schools, libriraies and other open bodies should bear a stamp on its first page with a general stement of a similar kind, namely that all violent verses in this book are only of historical character. Obviously, all copies with radical comments should be banned and destroyed immediately.

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