Several Muslim leaders in Agder announce that they will report SIAN after they set fire to the Quran during a march on Saturday.
– “We intend to report to the police the hate crime that Sian has committed. They have made verbal assaults on Muslims and illegally set fire to the Qur’an,” says Akmal Ali, leader of the Muslim Union in Agder, to the Fatherland friend.
On Monday, they met with politicians and police after the group Stop Islamization of Norway (SIAN) on Saturday organized a demonstration in which two copies of the Qur’an were thrown in a rubbish bin, while one was set on fired by leader Lars Thorsen. Several counter-protesters then attacked Thorsen.
SIAN had announced in advance that they would burn a copy of the Qur’an. The police had not allowed this, and therefore the demonstration was stopped when SIAN leader Lars Thorsen lit a book.
– “Lars Thorsen achieved his goal. He deceived the police and set fire to the Qur’an. The fact that he did this has created a lot of frustration among both adults and youth,” said Omar Sadiq, leader of the Muslim Union Youth Agder, during the meeting on Monday.
– “Now the muslim youths tell us leaders that since we were unable to stop what had happened and that they have lost confidence in us. Therefore, we want to report what SIAN did to the police and open a case in the justice system. We want once and for all to stop SIAN and others who create divisions and rivalries,” Sadiq said.
Earlier this month, Lars Thorsen was sentenced to 30 days suspended jail and a fine of 20,000 NOK for referring to Muslims as “notorious sexual predators” who “rape in epidemic proportions” in SIAN brochures distributed in Oslo last summer.
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