Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The new green project: Qur'ans for toilet paper

Yes I know it sounds weird but it is true.  Ask yourself, what happens to old, worn out paper?  Here in the US we recycle, turning old paper into new and we do not care what it is turned into.  On the other hand we usually don't take the Bible and recycle it into butcher paper.

If you thought Muslims were insulted by Pastor Jones in Florida burning a Qur'an, you you would be right.  If you think this episode brought out the worst in Muslims, you would be right again.

From the Gulf-Times April 19

Three Afghans held for disrespecting Qur’an 

Three people have been arrested as officials probe claims that a paper mill in Afghanistan recycled copies of the Holy Qur’an into toilet paper, the attorney general’s office said yesterday. Around 1,000 angry demonstrators, some throwing stones, held a protest on Monday at the mill on the outskirts of Kabul, leaving the building partially destroyed. Copies of the Qur’an were found inside the factory, Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said, adding that no-one was injured in the protest. “The attorney general’s office and Kabul police have jointly tasked a delegation to investigate the alleged disrespect to our holy book in that factory,” a spokesman said.

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