Brooklyn Man Arrested for Throwing Qur’an into Toilet

Welcome to the new American Sharia Law Justice system… I am sure that if a Muslim were to throw a Bible in the toilet, no one would take notice…

H/T to Little Green Footballs

Hate-crime arrests in Quran desecrations at Pace University

NEW YORK (AP) _ A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday on hate-crime charges after he threw a Quran in a toilet at Pace University on two separate occasions, police said.

Stanislav Shmulevich of Brooklyn was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and aggravated harassment, both hate crimes, police said. It was unclear if he was a student at the school. A message left at the Shmulevich home was not immediately returned.

The Islamic holy book was found in a toilet at Pace’s lower Manhattan campus by a teacher on Oct. 13. A student discovered another book in a toilet on Nov. 21, police said.

Muslim activists had called on Pace University to crack down on hate crimes after the incidents. As a result, the university said it would offer sensitivity training to its students.

The school was accused by Muslim students of not taking the incident seriously enough at first. Pace classified the first desecration of the holy book as an act of vandalism, but university officials later reversed themselves and referred the incident to the New York Police Department’s hate crimes unit.

The incidents came amid a spate of vandalism cases with religious or racial overtones at the school. In an earlier incident on Sept. 21, the school reported another copy of the Quran was found in a library toilet, and in October someone scrawled racial slurs on a student’s car at the Westchester County satellite campus and on a bathroom wall at the campus in lower Manhattan. Police did not connect Shmulevich to those incidents.

Treatment of the Quran is a sensitive issue for Muslims, who view the book as a sacred object and mistreating it as an offense against God. The religion teaches that the Quran is the direct word of God.

In 2005, Newsweek magazine published and later retracted a story claiming U.S. interrogators at a prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, flushed a copy of the holy book down a toilet. The report sparked deadly demonstrations in Afghanistan and protests throughout the Middle East.

Pace University has 14,000 students on its campuses in New York City and Westchester County.

Messages left for school administrators and for officials with the New York and national chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations were not immediately returned Friday evening.

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the national CAIR office in Washington, D.C., has said the organization receives frequent reports of Quran desecrations in the United States, especially postings on Internet sites, but seldom makes them public.

He said CAIR decided to speak out about the Pace incidents because Muslim students are impacted by the creation of what could be viewed as a hostile campus environment.

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21 Comments on “Brooklyn Man Arrested for Throwing Qur’an into Toilet”

  1. Infidel Parrot Says:

    In this, the greatest nation on earth, you can burn the US flag and urinate on its ashes and horrified bystanders are powerless to stop you. Throw a koran in a toilet, however, and you will surely be prosecuted for it. This is the beginning of the long-anticipated clash between hate crimes and freedom of expression. If this man’s case is not immediately thrown out of court it will be a sad day for America. The only crime he conceivably could have committed was destroying someone else’s property (the Pace U library’s?). No, I take that back, the only crime committed here was that someone took it out of the toilet while it was still recognizable as a koran.

  2. Ronin Says:

    I think this will be thrown out but it really needs to go to court. Our laws protect our rights to make asses out of ourselves burning flags, holding sit in’s and many other methods of non-violent protests. We simply do not get to pick what others do and do not hold dear and scared. If I were a student, I would be worried about my own rights. I would get as many other students as I could and dump every toilet full of koran’s to protect this students right to use his 1st amendment rights. Then I would start a nation wide koran flush day. Is that any more hateful than burning flags, protesting at funerals of fallen warriors or holding signs that say, “islam will dominate”?

    If this case does go to court and the student receives any punishment, all of us should find a use for a koran. Be inventive but no damage to public property. Experiment, what is the average burn time, do they float, make good paper airplanes? Inquiring minds want to know. Please do none of these things with hate in your hearts. I am asking for simple scientific experimentation. Oh, and take pictures the best of which I will gladly post in the name of science.

    Some of you are extremely creative, if art is more your thing let your creative juices flow, we have seen piss Christ, dung covered statues etc, I am sure with your talent a really creative and artful use could be found for a koran. Honor islam and its glory, allah ackbar.

  3. cavmom Says:

    I’ve got it! Take the pages of the koran (which would be my own personal copy) and make a paper mache’ pig. That is ART!

  4. cavmom Says:

    Oh wait… Perhaps I should make it large enough to use as a Pinata?

  5. Ronin Says:

    Excellent Idea’s mom that’s why we love ya around here. I would suggest you fill the piñata with dyed bacon. It would be colorful and artful at the same time. Now isn’t showing proper respect for islam so much better than spreading hate? I sure hope our Muslim readers appreciate our attempts to show true honor and artful respect.

    Off topic.
    I was out for lunch today and overheard a couple discussing this very website (head swells) I did introduce myself and although I was far to cheep to spring for lunch It felt great to meet one of our readers. When you read this, I want some more artful ideas. Lets go folks before all the great ideas are taken.

  6. Tammi Says:

    Ridiculous charges. However, I think cavmom is onto something.

  7. Ronin Says:

    While some (very few) PC Americans really do think they are doing something honorable by protecting the sensibilities of poor Muslims the rest of us consider this a challenge. I’d say by next Friday a koran in a toilet will pale in comparison to all the videos that will sprout all over the net. I trust my fellow Americans to raise a little hell and destroy a butt load of korans in the process (toilet humor).

    This will be a fun one to watch. I feel free speech breaking out all over.

  8. BuckeyeTom Says:

    When the religion seeks to impose Sharia Law on all peoples, it has become a political rather than religious faith. Political speech is still protected the last time I saw.

  9. Infidel Parrot Says:

    BT,
    Basically anything that is true is protected speech. This brand new idea of ‘hate crimes’ muddies the water A LOT. Since intent is impossible to prove in most cases, “hate crime” should be just as hard to convict. Although this is about as stupid an application of a hate crime law as I’ve ever heard of, I hope that one day the Supreme Court finds these applications of hate crime laws to be unconstitutional.

  10. Ronin Says:

    UPDATE:
    The former Pace University student accused of flushing two Korans down a campus toilet was freed without bail after being arraigned on criminal mischief charges yesterday.

  11. tnr Says:

    International Koran Flushing Day
    September 11th 2007


  12. UPDATE:

    Little Green Footballs has received an Email from the Defendant. You can read about it here:

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=26447_Pace_University_Koran_Case_-_Unbelievably_Outrageous&only

    Cheers

  13. Ronin Says:

    As unfortunate as the young mans situation is this issue has to be fought and hard. If the blogs are right this has already started a backlash and it is on his side not the islamonazis and their dhimmi’s. If I had a law degree this would be one case I would jump on and for free, defend this kid and your career is set.


  14. “Disrespect for the holy Koran is not now, nor has it ever been, nor will it ever be, tolerated by the United States ”

    Condoleezza Rice

    http://sheikyermami.com/2007/07/29/“the-flush-heard-round-the-world”/

  15. DebraJMSmith Says:

    Hate crime laws are not constitutional to begin with.

    As for flushing a book down a toilet, at most it is stopping up a toilet.

    If we do not get a person into office who will defend our rights, we are all looking at jail time for many unconstitutional arrests.

    Vote Pete Grasso 2008
    GrassoForPresident [dot com]

    Debra…
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    InformingChristians [dot com]

  16. David Says:

    The man should be given a medal no punished. Whatever happened to freedom of expression. God bless America. I’m surprised they could tell the difference between the quran and other material normally found in the toilet. It’s all shit.

  17. Rick Jones Says:

    Perhaps some focus should be placed on the enablers of these hate crime lunacies. For instance, who at PACE University finked to the cops ? Who at the NYPD made the decision to arrest this youth ? These folks need to be outed so that their friends and neighbors know what they are up to. After all, the public does have a right to know.

  18. Infidel Parrot Says:

    Rick,
    Great points. This just proves how far Islam has permeated our society without the average American even noticing. It seems like the great US of A is already scared stiff of Islam a la Great Britain.

    If you read between the lines of our public policy it’s pretty clear: Since Islam is a religion of terror and violence (we all know it even though most Americans would deny it outwardly) and Americans are scared of Muslims, we as a society are bending over backwards for them so they don’t start blowing up school buses with our children on them. It’s really as simple as that.

    I’ve heard stories of WWII draftees who failed their physicals committing suicide because they were so ashamed they were not able to fight for their country. My grandmother used to tell me such stories. My question is: How on earth did America, in just 60 years go from a society full of John Waynes to a bunch of Orlando Blooms? At any rate, this is why we are getting our very first glimpse of the Muslim problem that is quickly spilling over from Eurasia into North America. We need to set a rock-hard precedent that we are not dhimmis and that Muslims are only welcome in the US if their intentions are to assimilate into OUR society.

  19. Dave Slater Says:

    Wow! I’m glad I saw this article. I was going to barbeque pork over a pile of smoldering Qurans this weekend. I think I’ll switch to steak instead.

  20. shaitan Says:

    Its perfectly ok for muzzies to piss on a Holy Bible but woah unto the Christian, Jew or Atheist who destroys a quran…

    How stpudi our dhimmi governemnt is becoming!


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