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British Teen Arrested for Burning Koran, 'Inciting Religious Hatred


A teenage girl has been arrested for allegedly "inciting religious hatred" after burning a copy of the Quran and posting the video on Facebook.

According to the Daily Mail, the 15-year-old girl was filmed two weeks ago burning the Islamic religious book at school and has been released on bail. According to local police, the video was reported to the school and has since been removed from Facebook.

Just two and a half months ago, six men filmed themselves setting fire to the Muslim holy book behind a local pub. The self-described British nationalists said the Quran burning was retribution for all those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

After video of the incident surfaced on YouTube, they were all promptly arrested.

Chief executive officer of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee, Catherine Heseltine, slammed the girl's actions, saying it was offensive to Muslims. "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," Heseltine told the Daily Mail.

"We will never destroy the Koranic texts. We believe it is the word of God. God’s guidance for us in this life," she said.

But when Daily Mail tracked down the men arrested in September, they defended their actions, claiming they acted out of "frustration" that there was "one law for Muslims" and another law for everyone else.

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