Youth Tries to Seize Olympic Torch While Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’

Passing the Olympic Torch is a logistically complicated task at the best of times, but when a random young man runs out to try to grab the torch yelling, it becomes both complicated and perilous. That is what happened in London today as a 17-year-old yelling “Allahu Akbar” (Arabic for “God is great”) ran out and tried to grab the torch.

Mercifully, the torch was not snatched, but was passed on to its next bearer and the young man was arrested. The incident was caught by the BBC, in this video, linked by the Daily Mail:

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