One of the things you might want to know about the Qur'an they are about to burn is that is says our Jesus is both virgin-born and the Spirit of God. Some Imams dispute the latter, claiming it can be translated "a" Spirit of God. The Qur'an goes on to claim Jesus was never crucified, that the apostle who betrayed Him was secretly substituted on the cross. That way, if Jesus was never crucified, dead and buried, they don't have to explain the resurrection. But yes, the Qur'an says that of our Jesus.
In America, we have every right to burn as many Qur'ans as we own. Should we? My suggestion to the good Reverend who wishes to burn Qur'ans is that he who is without sin throw the first match.
As Americans we have a huge area of ignorance about Islam and those who take Islam by faith as their religion. We need to know more. For example: While most of what the majority of people know about the Qur'an has to do with violent attacks on non-Muslims, later writings tell Muslims to live in peace with those who will live in peace with them. Which is why you have such a dichotomy in Islam, those who follow the original, violent writings, and those who decry violence and wish to follow their god by living in peace.
Here's the thing, if they will live in peace, the Constitution of the United States of America protects their right to worship in error. That's what religious freedom is all about. Changing their hearts is the work of the Holy Spirit.
Are there those who wish to abide by U.S. law and live peaceably in America? Yes, many, most, in the U.S. do. I count among my close friends a number of United States Marines, who have put their own lives on the line in Iraq and Afghanistan, who are also Muslims. They served this nation in uniform, took an oath to defend it. I do not agree with Islam, but I respect even those whom I believe worship in error, who are willing to defend this nation and the Constitution of the United States. They, just like everyone else in the world, are free to reject the free gift of salvation though Jesus Christ. That doesn't mean I will hate them and not love them.
But Islam is a house divided, That division starts between Sunnis and Shiites. There are extra-Qur'an writings called the Hadithas. Trouble is, the Sunnis and Shiites claim different texts! Good information on all this can be found athttp://hnn.us/articles/934.html.
For a general understanding, Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda are Sunni. The Shiites tend to be more cerebral and concentrate on their religion, as opposed to building up of the political arms of Islam through force and terror. Good luck with studying all the Hadithas; even the Imams do not agree on their meanings.
BTW, one of the aspects of Islam which we in the west have difficulty with is duality. To us, if the Qu'ran and the Hadithas give conflicting orders, we might choose the most recent writings as superior. (Most often more recent writings suggest peace, not war and violence.) However, to those in Islam, they accept both writings, even when they seem to conflict, and use current context as the deciding element. There is one real problem with burning the Qur'an, and that is that, even though we believe it to be a book of error, to millions of people it is sacred, and it is mighty difficult to discuss the love of Christ with people when you are burning a book they revere , even if in error.
So I repeat, let him who is without sin throw the first match.