(originally noticed at Volokh Conspiracy)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Washburn Law Prof Proposes Ban on Qur'an Burning
Liaquat Ali Khan, a professor at the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, proposed yesterday that Congress ban desecration of the Qur'an. In a short article for MWC News, Khan argues that the recent Qur'an burning by Pastor Terry Jones "is the continuation of a Western medieval custom of assaulting the dignity of Islam" and that such acts are not constitutionally protected under the First Amendment.