Monday, July 30, 2007

Flushing hate crimes down the loo?

We're quite good at hate crimes and thought crimes int eh UK, but as is always the way, the US is ahead of us. We shall endeavour to catch up I'm sure.
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.
Jesus wept..... in the pan.
Hat Tip: The Corner

1 comment:

Sir-C4' said...

They can't be serious? Is throw a holy book down a toilet offensive and disrespectful? Yes! Should be a criminal offence? No, because to make it so would an infringment of our freedom of expression. Holding placards outside the Danish embassy calling for those who insult Islam to be murdered is far worse than hurting someone's feelings.