Friday, February 24, 2006

German court convicts man for insulting Islam

German court convicts man for insulting Islam

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - A German court on Thursday convicted a businessman of insulting Islam by printing the word "Koran" on toilet paper and offering it to mosques.

The 61-year-old man, identified only as Manfred van H., was given a one-year jail sentence, suspended for five years, and ordered to complete 300 hours of community service, a district court in the western German town of Luedinghausen ruled.

Manfred van H. printed out sheets of toilet paper bearing the word "Koran" shortly after a group of Muslims carried out a series of bomb attacks in London in July 2005. He sent the paper to German television stations, magazines and some 15 mosques.

Prosecutors said that in an accompanying letter Manfred van H. called Islam's holy book a "cookbook for terrorists."

He also offered his toilet paper for sale on the Internet at a price of 4 euros ($4.76) per roll, saying the proceeds would go toward a "memorial to all the victims of Islamic terrorism."
The maximum sentence for insulting religious beliefs under the German criminal code is three years in prison.

5 Comments:

At 12:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with saying the Quran is just the terrorist manual? that judge is so stupid

 
At 4:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO,
This is not a good attitude and it does hurt Muslims’ feelings. As a Christian I totally disagree with such attack. After all, we all heard these words describing the Bible in Egypt and the Muslim world. These types of exchange fuel hatred among people. In a civilized society, people are free to worship any thing they like even if you don’t agree with them.
Peace
eemc2203@yahoo.com

 
At 4:42 PM , Blogger Egypeter said...

I agree with you eemc to a certain extent.

BUT this must be a two-way street. It cannot be that Christians must respect muslim sensitivites while muslims (I'm referring to fanatics) can say and do as they please against Christianity. We all know of the many crimes committed on a DAILY BASIS in Egypt.

Are we to just sit quiety and let them tear apart everything sacred to us...like the bible and our beliefs. And at the same time bow our heads to their blades if we speak ONE SINGLE word against islam?

Does anyone else see the hypocrisy??

How can muslims scream about a silly cartoon and how it has terribly harmed the entire muslim ummah while muslims are CURRENTLY burning Christian churches and killing Copts in Egypt?

Does anyone else see the hypocrisy??

I do not condone attacks on ANY religion but until I see that this sentiment is reciprocated by muslims I am indifferent to the plight of these muslims that are screaming for jihad.

 
At 6:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

egypeter,

You say:

"I do not condone attacks on ANY religion but until I see that this sentiment is reciprocated by muslims I am indifferent to the plight of these muslims that are screaming for jihad"

Well said!

Now,..what do "moderate" moslems think of that??

 
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