Muslim Protestors burn Cross on Streets of London. Barnabas Fund Report
27 May 2005
UK. May 27, 2005. More than 300 Muslim protestors set fire to a wooden cross outside the American Embassy in London last Friday 20th May.
The crowd, led by Omar Bakri Muhammad and Yassar al-Siri, were protesting against the alleged desecration of a Qur'an by American military interrogators at Guantanamo Bay. This followed claims by Newsweek magazine that a copy of the Qur'an had been put down a toilet. American and British flags were also burnt, and the protestors chanted calls for violence against the US and UK. Amongst the
protestors were about 50 women, some of whom had brought their children.
At the time this protest took place, Newsweek had retracted their story about the alleged incident in Guantanamo Bay. Yet the cross-burning still took place, and has caused little interest in the British media.
Riots in Afghanistan about the same issue had already caused the deaths of 16 people.