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Which desecration are we talking about here?

Reader comment on item: Amazon.com's Koran Desecration Problem

Submitted by Ken Marrero (United States), May 21, 2005 at 16:36

I read DP's article and one sentence stood out. Ms. Basarudin is quoted as saying she dropped her Koran (on the floor/ground) and was unable to approach it for a couple of days.

Muslims consider it an affront to treat the Koran disrespectfully. As I understand it, this would include dropping it on the floor or ground. I have heard that even carrying the Koran below waist level is an insult but I cannot verify that.

The point being that Ms. Basarudin was apparantly so upset seeing the Koran defiled that she added her own personal defilement to the mix. Presumably it was this 'double-whammy' that kept her from approaching the book for a couple of days.

Hopefully MPAC will earmark some of the funds extorted from Amazon.com to pay for the therapy Ms. Basarudin will likely need. It would be the compassionate, peaceful, Islamic thing to do.

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