- NAZI youth in 1933 burning copies of H.G. Wells books (among others) in Berlin
- In 1992 Serbian Nationalists burned the entire Oriental Institute in Sarajevo, destroying millions of books
- Present day Muslim extremists burning copies of the Satanic Verses by Salman Bushdie
By my estimation, book burning is one of the lowest forms of mock-protest that exits. The ideas behind a book can't be burned away, so why do it? Is the real intent to show "hey, maybe we can burn you next instead of the book"?
Don't like what's in the Koran? Then don't read it. Better yet, do read it and then preach against it.