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Thread: Man Arrested For Throwing Koran In The Toilet

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    Man Arrested For Throwing Koran In The Toilet

    A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday on hate-crime charges after he threw a Quran in a toilet at Pace University on two separate occasions, police said.

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    Muslims regularly disrespect the views of other religions so I'll be the first to offer them some cheese with that whine. Was this in bad taste? Probably. Hate crime?? No way.
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    You gotta be kidding!! This happened in the US! The only question I have is whether the Koran was his or not. If it was his, he can do what the hell he wants with it, including throwing it in a toilet.

    Man, if they prosecute this guy, you can say burning ANY book (read Harry Potter) is a hate crime. Geez, let's start prosecuting people for throwing away books that teach evolution next.

    Nice find Bama.. I hope this guy goes free. Anyone know what the law is on such matters?
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    maybe they just take their plumbing seriously at Pace
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    It's not clear from the editorial whether or not it was his Quran. If he took school property and threw in the toilet, then that is vandalism and in the context of vandalism being a crime, it is a hate crime. If it's his Quran, then all bet's are off.

    Whatever the case, rest assured that al Jazeera and the rest of the Arab press will be watching closely and there will be bomb threats and the like.
    אויר הרים צלול כיין וריח אורנים
    נישא ברוח הערביים עם קול פעמונים
    ובתרדמת אילן ואבן שבוייה בחלומה
    העיר אשר בדד יושבת ובליבה חומה

    ירושלים של זהב ושל נחושת ושל אור
    הלא לכל שירייך אני כינור

    מילי נעומי שמר
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    Hate Crime? No, was it insulting? Yes .
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    ...and not that replica crap either...
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    I wiped with disturbing sexist pages from the bible once. Send me to jail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex44 View Post
    I wiped with disturbing sexist pages from the bible once. Send me to jail?
    No, to a proctoloagist. That's gotta chaffe.
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    What a disgusting thought crime if he is charged with anything more than vandalism (if he was destroying school property). The local justice department should be ashamed with themselves morally and professionally. This appeasement, sympathy and cowardice towards religious fundamentalism has been seen before: Rushdie, Danish cartoons. Will it now be the new rule in the U.S.? Does the Justice Department not know what the First Amendment is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ih8brady View Post
    What a disgusting thought crime if he is charged with anything more than vandalism (if he was destroying school property). The local justice department should be ashamed with themselves morally and professionally. This appeasement, sympathy and cowardice towards religious fundamentalism has been seen before: Rushdie, Danish cartoons. Will it now be the new rule in the U.S.? Does the Justice Department not know what the First Amendment is?
    I really don't feel comfortable arguing against my FinBrothers who are always on Israel's side. That support is so meaningful and appreciated in a world that's against us, but I really disagree on this point.

    Breaking a window is vandalism but not a hate crime since the act is not directed against a group. Assuming for the moment that this was school property then it is a hate crime because the act appears directed against a particular group. The only way it wasn't is if he just happened to randomly pick some article of school property and it was the Quran, but that's unlikely.

    Don't get me wrong anyone, there are passages in the Quran that find hateful and I agree that they provide the basis for conflict, serving the interests of fundamentalists. But, where the law is clear, exceptions can't be made.
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