Two anonymous young men in Iran, one Iranian and one Afghan, have burned a Koran in protest. This seven-and-a-half minute long video shows the two men, their faces obscured, holding the Muslim holy book and reading prepared statements. They say that Arabs have foisted this book and their homelands and because of it they have gone backwards for 1400 years. They say they dislike the Koran and want it to disappear, adding "Viva freedom!"
Afterwards they stand the Koran on a flat rock, douse it alcohol and light it. One of them hoots and laughs. The book burns fiercely, and after a few moments one of them sprays more alcohol into the flames. The video ends with them warming their hands over the blazing book.
You can add this to the list of mosque burnings by Muslims last year:
- There's the mosque burned during the arson attack on the Crazy Water Park in Gaza as reported by The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
- There is the mosque in Lebanon, burned down during a confrontation in August between Hezbollah and Al Ahbash
- There's the Turkish general who admitted he ordered the burning of a mosque as part of psychological warfare operations in 1974.
- In Afghanistan, The Taliban murdered the head of Kunduz province, along with 14 other people, in a mosque bombing in Tahkar. The governor had been outspoken in his opposition to the Taliban and allied terror groups operating in the north.
And a suicide bombing at an Iranian mosque last years as well.
Technorati Tag: Mosques and Koran and Quran.