Wednesday, October 6, 2010

France charges man for burning, urinating on Koran, but let's celebrate 'piss on Christ'

Wiki: Piss Christ

If Muslim continue to insist that all others live under their religious laws ~ we may see similar protests. It is seems that to get around the stumbling block, is to also do the same to the Bible. No one would be charged for defiling a Bible. These laws are for Pakistan. There because a person is non-Muslim and touches the Koran, land themselves 25 years in prison [narrowly escaping the death penalty].

"He claims full responsibility. He says he's not a right-wing extremist but that in France he can burn the Koran, just as he can burn a Winnie the Pooh book, without worrying about the consequences," Strasbourg deputy prosecutor Gilles Delorme told Reuters.

The Strasbourg blogger gave no explanation for his act, Delorme said, but the incident is the latest in a spate of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim acts of vandalism in the city since the start of the year.

Apparently, its vandalism. Your copy ~ you burnt it!!

The incident comes when the country is already on heightened alert for potential attacks, following the kidnapping last month of five French hostages in Niger by al Qaeda's North African arm and a number of bomb threats across the capital Paris.

Might the blogger be protesting these sorts of things ~ especially the threat of violence used to keep people in line with Islamic laws.


STRASBOURG, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A blogger who filmed himself burning the Koran and urinating on it to put out the flames is to appear in court in eastern France, charged with incitement to religious hatred, legal sources said on Tuesday.

Threats in September by a Florida preacher to hold a high-profile protest burning of the Koran sparked global outrage among Muslims, and triggered violent protests in Afghanistan in which one protester was shot dead.

The book-burning subsequently was cancelled, after U.S. President Barack Obama warned it could endanger lives and act as a recruiting tool for al Qaeda.

In the film, which was posted on the Internet, the 30-year-old blogger from Bischheim near Strasbourg is seen sitting in his living room wearing a devil's mask and tearing pages out of a copy of the Koran to make paper airplanes.

He then throws the airplanes at two upended boxes, arranged to look like the Twin Towers in New York, before burning the book on his balcony and urinating on it.

The man, who was arrested on Monday, faces up to five years in prison after being identified by police using his telephone number which is visible in the images.

"He claims full responsibility. He says he's not a right-wing extremist but that in France he can burn the Koran, just as he can burn a Winnie the Pooh book, without worrying about the consequences," Strasbourg deputy prosecutor Gilles Delorme told Reuters.

The Strasbourg blogger gave no explanation for his act, Delorme said, but the incident is the latest in a spate of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim acts of vandalism in the city since the start of the year.

The French Muslim Council (CFCM) said on Tuesday it would file a complaint against the blogger, but called on French Muslims "to remain vigilant and face this series of provocations with calm."

The incident comes when the country is already on heightened alert for potential attacks, following the kidnapping last month of five French hostages in Niger by al Qaeda's North African arm and a number of bomb threats across the capital Paris.

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