Posted: September 25, 2010 in false teachers, Islam
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This article is an update on a comment which was posted on in the Burning of the Koran article.

Originally posted that two men were arrested for viewing the video of the 9/11 protestor who burned the Koran.  Actually he only burned a couple of its pages.  Youtube pulled the video.  However it was the wrong video.  The actual video that was viewed is still accessible on youtube.    The original report said two men had been arrested when in fact there were six including the barman.  All have since been bailed while police make further inquiries.

The video that caused the stir was one of their own making which they then posted and distributed over internet.  The police have assured the public that these men were not arrested for simply viewing or even distributing their video, but their actions in regard to what they did on the video.    To quote “They were arrested on suspicion of stirring racial hatred”.  Personally how can you arrest someone on the mere suspicion of doing something?  If that was the case would all those who demonstrate against anyone, including Moslems, Atheist, or even Christians could be potentials arrested?

The incident took place in Sept 11 1010 in the backyard of a pub in Gateshead. 

The Men showed the Koran to the camera before dousing it with fuel and setting it on fire.

The men who covered their faces during this affair with tea towels wrapped around their heads.  One man in a grey tracksuit and white trainers could be seen making a number of obscene gestures towards the burning book. 

Laughing and shouting they could be heard saying.

“This is for our boys in Afghanistan September 11, international burn a Koran day, for all the people of 9/11”.,,“This is how we do it in Gateshead”

Thereupon more fuel was poured onto to the fire; at that point the plastic petrol can was also accidentally ignited.  The burning remnants of the two books were then kicked across the yard leaving a trail of flames which they hastily tried to stamp out.  At the end of the video the bar man of the pub could be seen coming out with a bucket in an attempt to douse the flames.  The two who were arrested were in fact the bar man and another man.  Which the original comment related too.   The bar man commented that the police have been targeted the pub because some of the customers had links to the English Defence League, a far-right movement which protests against Muslim extremism.  Around 30 men mounted a peaceful protest outside Gateshead police station after the arrests.

There is no doubt that the antics behind the pub were foolish and even potentially a fire hazard. But I can’t help wonder if this was another pub, situated somewhere else would there have been the same attention? 

Naturally those within the police and the local council offered this  joint statement condemning the book burning. 

The statement reads 

“This kind of behaviour displayed in this video is not representative of our community as a whole”  “our community is one of mutual respect and we continue to work together with community leaders residents and people of all faiths and beliefs to maintain good community relations”


I wonder if these same police and the local council officials would offer the same condemnation of the treatment of Christians in other countries who have had their Bible burned and their lives put a risk.

Now as a Christian I would not recognise the Koran, however I do not have the luxury to spew out hate,  We are called to love for our enemies, pray for those who do us harm.  Bless those who would curse us.  Feed the hungry, give to those who are thirsty.

  1. A teenage girl has been arrested on suspicion of inciting religious hatred after allegedly burning an English language version of the Koran – and then posting it on Facebook.

    The 15-year-old, who lives in the Sandwell area of Birmingham, West Mids, was filmed two weeks ago on her school premises burning the Islamic religious book.

    Police have confirmed the video was reported to the school and has since been removed.
    A 14-year-old boy was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of making threats. Both have been released on police bail.

    This incident comes just two and a half months after six yobs were arrested after filming themselves dousing the Muslim holy book with fuel and setting it ablaze behind a pub in Tyneside.

    It is believed the young girl was allegedly filmed setting the booklet alight while other pupils watched on.

    Two Facebook profiles have also been removed from the site.

    It is understood that the group who published that version of the Koran have visited the school to talk to pupils.
    Chief executive officer of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee, Catherine Heseltine, slammed the burning of the Koran – one of the most offensive acts to Muslims she could imagine.

    She said: ‘The Koran is the most sacred thing to over a billion Muslims worldwide.

    ‘You can see that in the way Muslims treat the Koran – washing before touching it and in many Muslim homes you will find it on the top shelf above all other books.

    ‘We will never destroy the Koranic texts. We believe it is the

    UCMINISTRIES: It would seem that Pastor Terry Jones has started a trend, Apparantly the rumour is that the good pastor was offered a car if he would not burn the Korans. As we know he did not burn the Korans and he has accepted the car. Now this is only a rumour of course. If anyone knows different please let me know.

  2. UC Ministries: here is a quick update on this story:

    A 15-year-old schoolgirl who burnt an English language version of the Koran will not face criminal charges, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.

    The West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service said it had also decided to take no action against a 14-year-old boy who made threats about the girl on a social networking site.

    In a statement, the CPS said there was sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction against each teenager, but prosecutions would not be in the public interest.

    The girl, who has not been named but is known to attend a school in the Sandwell area of the West Midlands, was arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred on November 19 after posting footage of the incident on Facebook.

    The boy was detained four days later on suspicion of making threats on the social networking site.

    In its statement, the CPS said: “The reviewing lawyer decided there was sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction in each case, but considered whether the public interest required a prosecution, or whether a final warning as an alternative to prosecution would be appropriate as both were of previous good character.

    “After considering representations from the police and community groups that the case could be resolved appropriately between the parties without need for a prosecution, and that both teenagers had agreed to co-operate, it was felt it was not in the public interest to prosecute.”

    Speaking last week, Councillor Bob Badham, Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said the authority had been working hard with the school, police, and the community to maintain harmony following the incident.

    “All involved have reacted very positively,” Mr Badham said.

  3. United Races says:

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    YOUR RACE IS YOUR RELIGION This is the most powerful religio-political movement for more than 3500 years, possibly. CAN YOU FEEL THIS POWER?


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