Remember Newsweek’s spurious “Koran in the toilet” story, and the outrage and murder it touched off? There is almost certainly going to be no similar outcry from Muslims about this story — which provides yet more evidence of the fact that that outrage was trumped up in the first place, politically motivated, and designed to try to intimidate the West into making various concessions. This incident has no such potential value, and thus will drop into the memory hole with no jihadists noting or remembering it.
“Indonesian Smugglers ‘Hid Heroin In Koran,'” from SkyNews, August 20 (thanks to Paul):
A man and his mother-in-law have been arrested for attempting to smuggle thousands of pounds worth of heroin concealed within a copy of the Koran.
Heroin bags were found hidden in the pages of the Koran
Custom officials at Jakarta’s international airport seized the book, the religious text of Islam, as it arrived by DHL express mail delivery from Cambodia on Tuesday.
Their suspicions were raised when a routine X-ray of the parcel exposed a series of holes in the book.
A closer inspection revealed 60 grams of heroin secreted in four small plastic bags near its front and back covers.
Police valued the hoard at 600 million rupiah, or Â£35,000….
Maman Sulaeman, head of customs at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, said an Indonesian man was arrested soon after the discovery.
“He claimed that he was just a courier and that he did not know the contents of the package,” Mr Sulaeman said….