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Submitted by David Koral (United States), Apr 7, 2011 at 11:48

Just as there are some who belive that burning an American flag is a form of self-expression protected by the First Amendment, so are there those who would hold that the same applies where a copy of the Qur'an is concerned. As repellent as such an act may be, is it the place of the president and members of Congress to tell a citizen not to exercise his constitutional right?

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