"much like building a mosque at Ground Zero."
Sarah Palin hits the nail on the head.
I believe that one of the big reasons people give for not burning the Koran is a fear of Muslims throughout the world responding. And these people are saying that they are not afraid of that.
We have seen, time and time again, that westerners step back when threatened by Muslims in this fashion. That we are afraid of them and their religious zeal. But the more we retreat in the face of their threats of violence, and their actual violence, the more it emboldens them.
Please note that I am not advocating the burning of the Koran, but rather pointing out that our deference to their religious preferences, while they show none to ours, is likely to harm us in the long run.