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- n. An act of disrespect or impiety towards something considered sacred.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of desecrating; profanation; condition of anything desecrated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of diverting from a hallowed purpose or use; deprivation of a sacred character or office; sacrilegious or profane treatment or use.
- n. Synonyms Sacrilege, etc. See profanation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
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General Assembly President Ali Treki expressed profound concern today at what he called the desecration of the ancient Muslim cemetery of Mamilla in Jerusalem.
General Assembly President Ali Treki expressed profound concern today at what he called the desecration of the ancient Muslim cemetery of Mamilla in
Iran's ambassador to UNESCO complained to the organization's director over what he called the desecration of Islamic values in European countries.
In the AP's story, Muhammad said his motives for the attack were clear: the killing and raping of Muslims by Americans and what he called the desecration of the Koran.
Modern art is engaged in desecration -- the inversion of the sacred.
So inside the paper you have the game dubbed a desecration, the stadium turned into a "commode," the fans accused of having been slipped mickeys.
Wayne and others, as desecration is undefined in the Amendment, Congress will be free to define the term in any manner it so chooses.
I wouldn't want to have to explain to a devout Muslim why protecting a purely secular symbol from desecration is so important that we had to amend the Constitution to protect it, but religious figures are fair game.
Let's settle here for just one point: "physical desecration" is a fundamentally dishonest term.
None other than Justice Antonin Scalia wrote that "flag desecration is the ultimate expression of disagreement in a democracy."