From Wikipedia: 'There's an old saying, "What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander." This meshes well with the Golden Rule, or ethic of reciprocity, which is a key moral principle in many religions and philosophies, and is often stated as "Do unto others as you wish to be done for you", or conversely, "Don't do unto others what you would not wish to be done to you."
So in light if the above aphorism, I am bemused at the outrage demonstrated in Afghanistan over a mere copy of a book, while I mourned the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan by the Taliban in 2001. Just as well they have to deal with another bunch of ignoramuses with bigger and better weaponry. Sad for the rest of us.