A teenage girl has been arrested on suspicion of inciting religious hatred after allegedly burning an English language version of the Koran.Well, it would pretty much have to be, wouldn't it?
The 15-year-old was questioned and bailed by detectives last Friday after the alleged incident in the West Midlands.
She is also accused of posting video footage of the burning booklet on Facebook.That's a crime now? Destroying your own private property and filming it?
Naturally, a spokescreature was wheeled on to provide the usual justification for the hysterical overreaction and further debasement of our justice systen:/golfclap
The spokesman for West Midlands Police added: 'The local neighbourhood 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.
'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.'
Yes, we all remember how you swung into action to defend abuses of the Christian/Jewish/Seventh Day Adventist faith, don't we? Sadly, for the West Midlands Poliice, there's only ever one faith that can be guaranteed a response from the thin blue line.
And as legal blogger David Allen Green points out, the difference in the handling of this instance here, when compared to the same issue in America with its strong constitutional protection for freedom of speech, does not show us in a good light...
So congratulations, WMP! You have achieved at least one accolade. You are so uniquely bungling, biased and incompetent you've earned your very own blog tag for all your future screw-ups. You beat even the Met to that 'honour'...