German man sent 'Koran' toilet paper to mosque

21st February 2006, Comments 2 comments

21 February 2006, MUENSTER, GERMANY - Germany is to put on trial this week a man who printed the word "Koran" on toilet paper and sent this to a mosque, provoking outrage in Islamic countries.

21 February 2006

MUENSTER, GERMANY - Germany is to put on trial this week a man who printed the word "Koran" on toilet paper and sent this to a mosque, provoking outrage in Islamic countries.

The 61-year-old businessman had been indicted for insulting a religion.

Prosecutors are to tell the court in the city of Muenster on Thursday that samples of the "home-made" product were sent to an Islamic community in the German city of Duisburg and to German television stations.

The man, from the small town of Senden, south of Muenster, told journalists he was raising funds for a "monument to the victims of Islamic violence."

Prosecutors said the case was brought to their attention after the government of Iran sent a protest to the German foreign ministry in Berlin.

Under a part of the German legal code last revised in 1969, a person can be sentenced to a fine or up to three years in jail for "insulting confessions, religious communities or groups promoting a special world view."

Prosecutors did not intervene earlier this month when German newspapers printed cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. The law, which only applies to self-evident insults, has mainly been applied in the past to those using slurs against Christianity.

DPA

Subject: German news

2 Comments To This Article

  • joe jihad cruher posted:

    on 11th January 2010, 00:06:31 - Reply

    How about the number of Jews and Christians killed every day for trying to protect whats left from their land from the ISLAMIC "intruders" and " Brutal occupiers?????"

    Why do you think so much of the islamic workd was converted BY THE SWORD?

    Islam = the original cult of death.

  • Ibrahim posted:

    on 27th October 2009, 15:44:06 - Reply

    i wonder before siding with any anti muslim, act, or talking about a single act of suicide in the name of religion, has any of those critics thought of checking out the number of palestineans killed every day for trying to protect whats left from their land from the "intruders" and " Brutal occupiers?????"
    dont think so!