Sunday, April 17, 2011

Il n'y avait aucun moyen, ont dit les autorités américaines, d'empêcher le pasteur de brûler le Coran

Discussing the treatment of Islam in Western countries in Le Monde, Alain Frachon compares France's decision to outlaw the burqa with Americans' refusal to prevent Florida's Terry Jones from burning a copy of the Koran.

Pointing out that the First Amendment prevents Americans both from telling certain people what (and what not) to wear and from prohibiting someone from burning a Koran (or from burning a Bible, Buddhist writings, or the Stars and Stripes), Alain Frachon delivers an odd conclusion (in the form of a rhetorical question) — as Le Monde's readers break out in an binge of anti-Americanism.
Les droits des musulmans sont-ils mieux défendus à Strasbourg ou en Floride ?