Friday, April 16, 2010

Quran ripped. Nobody rioted.

From the Gulf Daily News (Bahrain):
A female inmate faces an extra year in jail and BD200 fine for ripping up a copy of the Quran.

The Bahraini woman was already serving a one-month jail sentence for insulting police officers and trying to assault them.

However, she was seen ripping pages out of the Quran and throwing them into the bin by staff at the Dry Dock Detention Centre. The defendant, who has admitted desecrating the Quran in the Lower Criminal Court, said she did it without a reason and had no regrets. A judge yesterday adjourned the trial until April 27 to issue a verdict.
When a Muslim desecrates the Quran, the reaction seems to be a bit lighter than when a Christian is accused of doing so.