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Skyscraper Qurans

In February, 2012, the Basram Airforce base in Afghanistan came under protest and foreigners came under attack. The incident was fueled by reports that at least two Qurans had been destroyed there, infuriating those who consider the book to be sacred.

For me, immersed in western culture, it's surprising to hear about a physical book being so important. In the US, our default holy book is the Bible. Almost everyone treats them with respect, but you'd be hard pressed to find someone who'd be willing to kill or die for the book itself.

After the events at Basram, I knew better. The Quran isn't like the Bible. You gotta protect 'em. Hard.

I took action immediately. I contacted several friends around the nation and began a program of getting Qurans into the safest places I could think of: Inside national landmarks and at the top of skyscrapers.

No. That wasn't it. The goal was to protect the skyscrapers and national landmarks by keeping a Quran inside. Any extremist who attacked these buildings would risk destroying the holy book.

I found plenty of helpers. I made it clear we'd have to get these Qurans into tall buildings. Almost everyone knew a great spot where they could shield an important building from damage.

I immediately shopped Amazon.com and found a bounty of low-priced Qurans to distribute.

There were ample Qurans available in the $3 price range, with another $4 for shipping. I bought eight, and sent them out to their new homes. Everyone was on board with the rules: We'd handle them with great care.

Please read the stories below, describing where the Qurans were placed. My story is first. Click on the names below to expand other stories.

There you have it! Eight Korans purchased, seven Korans in place, seven buildings devilishly resistant to zealot attacks!

I just have to make sure everyone knows which buildings definitely have a Quran in them, which is why I created the Definitive List of Buildings which Definitely have a Quran in Them web page.

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