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Book burning not a criminal offence

Published 14/09/2010 | 05:00

Kevin James in San Jose (Irish Independent, September 13) believes that anyone benighted enough to burn a Bible or a Koran should be subject to criminal prosecution.

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I respect his opinion. However, whilst I am strongly opposed to the burning of such books, I fail to see why it should be deemed a criminal offence.

Freedom of expression is what makes the West such a great place to live in.

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