Atheist burns Koran and Bible
A lawyer who videoed himself smoking what appeared to be joints made with pages from the Bible and the Koran expects to lose his job at a Queensland university.
In the video, posted on YouTube, Queensland University of Technology staffer Alex Stewart compares cigarettes made with pages from the two holy texts.
In the clip, titled “Bible or Koran – which burns best?”, the professed atheist says burning religious books is no big deal and people need to get over it.
“We condemn it and our feelings have been hurt by this man,” Sheik Muhammad Wahid told AAP.
“There is no need for this kind of thing, just to create disunity and disharmony among people living in Australia.
(We all know that Muslims Â have contributed tremendously to create unity and harmony in Australia.)
Mr Stewart, an assistant organiser with a group called Brisbane Atheists, was not at his Brisbane home on Monday but in a message on the group’s website he said he expected to be sacked.
“I’m screwed. I think I will lose my job over this. Damn it,” he wrote.
He defended the stunt, saying basic freedoms, such as freedom of speech, should not be threatened simply because someone might be offended.
Its art. Its cool. Its progressive! (As long as its not Islam, nobody gets hurt, right….?)
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