SIX arrested after making a Qur’an-burning video ‘for the boys in Afghanistan’ that was posted online.
UK DAILY MAIL The video shows the men laughing, swearing and dancing as they stamp on the burning Koran. (WOW! That should get them a life sentence)
A gang of men have been arrested after filming themselves burning a copy of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11 – and posting it on YouTube. Six suspects were seized after allegedly setting fire to the Muslim holy book in the backyard of a pub.
The men, who hid their faces, then posted the video of the burning on the popular website YouTube. In the film the gang are seen gathered round a copy of the Koran in the backyard of The Bugle pub in Leam Lane, Felling, Gateshead.
Appearing with what seems to be tea towels wrapped around their heads, the men show the holy book to the camera before dousing it with fuel from a red can and lighting it. One man in a grey Adidas tracksuit and white trainers, who has a blue cloth wrapped around his head makes a series of obscene gestures towards the book as it burns.
Laughing, the track-suited gang shouts ‘This is for the boys in Afghanistan. September 11, international burn a Koran day, for all the people of 9/11.
A barman at the Bugle said: ‘The police came to the pub and searched it. We were closed for hours. They took my mobile phones, some empty boxes the phones had been in, some CDs and DVDs, and all the tea towels. ‘They arrested me and another man and took us to the station. They were asking questions about who had been burning the book.’
He claimed the pub has been targeted by the police because some customers had links to the English Defence League, a far-Right movement which protests against ‘Muslim extremism’. H/T Maria