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European woman charged with desecrating Quran

Woman wipes pages of Quran on her foot, a highly offensive action in Islam

European woman charged with desecrating Quran
Omani authorities have charged a European woman with desecrating the Quran.

Omani authorities have charged a European woman with desecrating the Quran.

The woman allegedly tore pages from the Quran and rubbed them on her foot – a highly offensive action is Islam – in front of a mosque in Sohar, The Oman Times reported.

She was immediately arrested and remains in police custody, Colonel Abdullah Al Gilani, police chief of South Batinah said.

The woman had arrived in Oman two days earlier, he said.

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