UK: Teenager arrested for allegedly burning Koran

15-year-old girl reportedly filmed the act and posted the footage on Facebook; another boy also arrested for making threats in incident.

November 25, 2010 18:35
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UK: Teenager arrested for allegedly burning Koran

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A teenage girl was arrested Wednesday in the UK on suspicion of inciting religious hatred after she allegedly burned a copy of the Koran, filmed the act, and posted the footage on Facebook, reported the Guardian citing police sources.

The 15-year-old was questioned and bailed by investigators last Friday after the incident, which took place at a school in the West Midlands.

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Police also arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of making threats on Facebook in connection with the alleged incident. He was released on bail, according to spokeswoman for West Midlands police.

"The local neighborhood team have strong links with the school and have been working closely with key partners from the community and the local authority to resolve the matter locally," the Guardian quoted the police spokeswoman as saying.

"West Midlands police will investigate and monitor any crime reported by individuals who may have been targeted because of their disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender."

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