Sharia in the UK: 19-year-old arrested for video showing him burning Qur’an

ByPamela Geller on December 30, 2014
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File this under, “How can we please our Islamic superiors after banning people like Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer from entering the country?”

“How can we make sure our Islamic superiors know how serious we are about submitting and subduing ourselves? Jail ’em for insulting Islam!”

Mind now, I do not support book burning. Nazis burn books. The antidote to bad speech is more speech, but I will defend to my death an individual’s right to burn books. Free speech above all.

“Sharia UK: 19-year-old arrested for video showing him burning Qur’an” December 30, 2014, By Robert Spencer

burnt-quranWould this teenager have been arrested for burning the Bible? Of course not. But the Cameron government is desperate to appease Islamic supremacists — apparently even to the point of adopting Sharia laws governing the treatment of the Qur’an. I am not in favor of burning any book, but I am also in favor of the freedom of expression, which is an absolutely non-negotiable feature of any free society — and one that the British are throwing away with both hands. Britain is not only dying; it is stupid. It is not only rapidly descending into Sharia, chaos, and civil war (the latter two because a small number of people there, after being hounded and smeared by their own governing authorities for opposing Islamization, will ultimately stand resisting it), but it is making itself ridiculous as it does so. It is embarrassing to watch Britain today, in the same way as it would be embarrassing to watch a senile old man attempt to sing and dance while under the delusion that he was still young, handsome and vigorous. It is impossible to respect modern Britain.

“19-year-old released on bail after alleged Koran-burning video,” Yorkshire Standard, December 29, 2014:

A 19-year-old from Leeds, West Yorkshire, who was arrested in connection with an offensive video he posted on a social media website has been released on bail.

A video, which was shared to the Yorkshire Standard, showed a man ripping apart an English translation of the Koran with his teeth and putting it in the toilet before burning it.

The police arrested the suspect on 27 December after people raised concerns for the safety of the person who had posted the video up following a number of public comments made in response to it.

People also called the police complaining about the offensive nature of the video.

The suspect was arrested from an address in Beeston, Leeds, on suspicion of a racially or religiously aggravated public order offence.

Superintendent Mabs Hussain, of Leeds District Police, said: “Due to the nature of this offence, any decision to charge must be taken by the Director of Public Prosecutions. We are currently preparing an advice file which we will be submitting to the Crown Prosecution Service in due course. In the meantime the arrested man has been released on bail to an alternative location.

“We are aware of strong feelings expressed by a number of people in response to this video. We would again urge people to allow this investigation to run its course and remind members of the public that we will take robust action against anyone who acts outside of the law.”

The Yorkshire Standard was notified by various members of the public about the video.

The site also received links to the video and it had been shared at least over 1,000 times and had over 100 comments – some included death threats.

It was removed from the account a day after the arrest.

The police were contacted by the Yorkshire Standard for a clarification on whether the man did rip the Koran, put it in a toilet and burn it. The police refused to confirm or go into detail. The video was deemed as an offensive video.

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