Liberals love the Koran. This is the message that was sent in advance of Rev. Terry Jones’ planned burning of the Koran to commemorate the nine-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The Florida minister had planned to deliberately desecrate the Muslim holy book to draw attention to the violent barbarism of radical Islam. The burning of any books, especially religious texts, is simple-minded and offensive. Only moral and intellectual primitives debate ideas by destroying the books of their opponents. Nazis, communists, radical Islamists — the practice has been common and widespread. Sadly, it is not new. Yet Mr. Jones’ now-canceled Koran-burning barbecue has exposed liberal hypocrisy. President Obama has vehemently denounced it, claiming Mr. Jones’ actions are un-American.

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