Amarnath Amarasingam is a doctoral candidate in the Laurier-Waterloo PhD in Religious Studies in Ontario, Canada, and is the editor of Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Pastor Terry Jones may have decided against burning Korans on 9/11 after he sparked global outrage, but that didn’t stop the Westboro Baptists. Amarnath Amarasingam on why the church burned a Koran—and the American flag—yesterday.