It can’t happen here, right? It is hard to know these days:
In a disturbing development, Northumbria Police in Gateshead last week arrested two men after they watched and shared a video on Facebook of a man burning the Koran in the US during the recent 9/11 commemoration at Ground Zero in New York.
The men were drinking in the Bugle pub, Leam Lane, Gateshead, when they were arrested after watching and sharing the videos.
This is a crime? Remarkable. This goes right along with my earlier piece on thought crimes. Here’s a bit more:
Around 30 people staged a protest outside Gateshead police station on Wednesday evening, the 15th of September, following the arrests.
The group stood outside the doors to the police station with an England flag for about three hours watched by a contingent of uniformed officers.The protesters had gathered at around 8pm after the two men were arrested earlier in the day on ‘suspicion of inciting racial hatred’.
The protest continued until around 11pm when the two arrested men were bailed pending further enquiries.
It is good to know that there are a few people who were ashamed/concerned enough about the actions of the police that they staged a protest.
One question. If the Koran is the truth for all people, how does burning it incite hatred of a racial type?