Here is a superficially funny story about superstition and rumor-mongering. But there is a darker undercurrent: is this story completely fictional, or can it story be traced to a real girl in Taibeh? If so, where is the girl? Has she been murdered for throwing the Qur’an? With the claims that Muslims killed people in Afghanistan because they thought the Qur’an was desecrated at Gitmo, it is not outside the realm of possibility. The Islamic media that originated the stories of rioters killing people in the desecration riots made sure of that.
From YnetNews, with thanks to all who sent this in:
TAIBEH — Harsh punishment? A Muslim girl from Taibeh was punished by Allah and turned into a dog, according to rumors that have been circulating in the Arab-Israeli town this week, Arab-language newspaper Panorama reported.
According to the rumors, the harsh punishment was meted out after the girl, upset by her mother’s request to bring her the Quran as she
was watching television, threw the holy Muslim book at the mother with disdain.
The newspaper decided to look into the rumors and sent a reporter to check where they originated. As it turned out, the source was a photocopy of a news story posted in Taibeh’s largest mosque. According to that report, taken from the Internet, the unusual story happened in a Muslim country in Asia….
The newspaper reporter also turned to the Muslim leaders to ask their opinion on the matter. One religious cleric responded that the story was obviously baseless, “since Allah doesn’t need to turn a girl into a dog in order to prove his strength. If Allah wants to prove his power he can make the entire universe shake.”