Perhaps we can file this intervention by Sarah Palin in the "things that aren't analogous" file:
"Book burning is antithetical to American ideals," she wrote. "People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation — much like building a mosque at Ground Zero."
The peaceful practice of basketball and religion is just like a book burning.
One more thing. The title of this article on the Huffington Post: "Sarah Palin: Burning Quran 'Antithetical to American Ideals.'" That doesn't quite capture her view, I think.