Outrage of the Week: Arrested for Desecrating a Koran
This is completely insane.
It’s now officially a mindcrime in the United States to violate Islamic law. At Pace University, a man has been arrested and will face “hate crime” charges for throwing a Koran into a toilet, after the university caved in to demands from Muslim students: Hate-crime arrests in Quran desecrations at Pace University.
NEW YORK (AP) _ 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.
Stanislav Shmulevich of Brooklyn was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and aggravated harassment, both hate crimes, police said. It was unclear if he was a student at the school. A message left at the Shmulevich home was not immediately returned.
The Islamic holy book was found in a toilet at Pace’s lower Manhattan campus by a teacher on Oct. 13. A student discovered another book in a toilet on Nov. 21, police said.
Muslim activists had called on Pace University to crack down on hate crimes after the incidents. As a result, the university said it would offer sensitivity training to its students.
The school was accused by Muslim students of not taking the incident seriously enough at first. Pace classified the first desecration of the holy book as an act of vandalism, but university officials later reversed themselves and referred the incident to the New York Police Department’s hate crimes unit.
CAIR is involved in this: Koran Found in Toilet, CAIR Springs Into Action.
Other LGF articles about Pace University’s nauseating dhimmitude:
This Just In: Second Koran Found in Toilet at NY University!
Koran in a Toilet: Now an Official Hate Crime
Pace University Threatens Hillel for Showing ‘Obsession’
(Hat tip: Purple Wombats.)
UPDATE at 7/28/07 8:34:26 am:
Contact information for Pace University is here: Pace University - About Us - Contact Us.
UPDATE at 7/28/07 8:55:52 am:
The Council on American Islamic Relations is so ecstatic to see shari’a being enforced by US police that they’ve put up two articles about it:
(Hat tip: Killgore.)