UK police actually arrested two people “on suspicion of racial hatred” after a video in which the Islamic Koran was burned.
According to the Daily Mail, the man speaks to the camera, “I’ve been trying to get my poxy fire started for half-hour wondering what s**t I can get it going with.”
He then holds up a copy of the Koran and says, “And then I found this.”
The second video shows a man tearing pages from the book and tossing them into a bonfire.
According to the report, “Detectives said a 45-year-old man from Worcestershire was arrested on suspicion of posting videos or images likely to cause racial hatred and a 45-year-old woman from Evesham has also been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred.”
What “racial” element is there to this story? Last we heard, Islam was not a race and this was the UK, not Pakistan.
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