A 15 year old girl was arrested recently for burning a Koran. I find this interesting in itself - would someone who was burning a Bible be arrested?
But this follows the highly unpleasant episode in London recently where a small group of extremist Muslims decided to shout abuse and burn a poppy on Armistice Day during the two minute silence. They were not arrested, in fact they had police protection to stop them being attacked.
Why does a religion get greater protection by the law and a stronger response from the police force than when a gang disrespects an entire nation's memorial of its war heroes? Is it really consistent to arrest someone for burning a religious book while allowing others to burn items that are symbolic of representing a nation?
Fair enough, we are talking about small numbers of individuals taking part in such activities. But their actions will be seen by millions who will be angry and upset.
If we allow such demonstrations to go ahead with placards being shown saying things like "Islam will dominate" while blatantly disrespecting the country they are in, this will surely only lead to more people becoming anti-Islam as they come to perceive the religion as extreme and a threat.