Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Australian University Suspends Lawyer Over Smoking of Bible And Qur'an Pages On YouTube

In Australia, the Queensland University of Technology has placed research lawyer Alex Stewart on leave after he posted a 12-minute video on YouTube showing him smoking what he says were grass clippings wrapped in pages of the Bible and the Qur'an. The video was titled "Bible of Koran--which burns best?" Today's London Telegraph describes the video on which Stewart, an organizer with the Brisbane Atheists, calls the Bible and Qur'an "just books."  Stewart now fears he will be fired over the video.  University vice chancellor Peter Coaldrake said: "There is no need for this kind of thing, just to create disunity and disharmony among people living in Australia."