Tags: British | arrest | koran | burning

British Arrest Koran-Burning Political Candidate

Monday, 11 Apr 2011 12:05 PM

By Martin Gould

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Police say they are continuing their investigating of Sion Owens, a high-ranking member of the far-right British National Party, over a video clip showing he burned a Koran, the Guardian reported.

Authorities dropped initial charges against him under Britain's Public Order Act over the weekend on a technicality.

A video clip of Owens, 41, soaking the Muslim holy book in kerosene and setting it alight was leaked to Britain’s left-leaning Observer newspaper. A British government spokesman described burning the Koran as “fundamentally offensive to the values of our pluralist and tolerant society.”

Owens appeared in court in Swansea, South Wales, this morning. He is standing for a seat on the Welsh Assembly in elections May 5. In a 2008 local election Owens’ campaign literature described him as standing against “mass immigration, enforced multiculturism, political correctness.”

His Koran burning comes after rioters, incited by a similar act by Florida pastor Terry Jones, killed at least 20 people in Afghanistan.






© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ebola Patient's Fiancee Leaves Hospital; States Order Quarantine

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 19:42 PM

The fiancee of the New York City Ebola patient was released from the hospital where she has been under observation, as s . . .

Hundreds Give Up US Passports After Tax-Disclosure Rules Start

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 19:31 PM

The number of Americans renouncing U.S. citizenship increased 39 percent in the three months through September after rul . . .

US Expands States Where Gay Marriage Recognized, Holder Says

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 19:14 PM

The U.S. government added six more states to the list of those whose same-sex marriages are recognized by the federal go . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved