BLASPHEMY ILLEGAL? 2 Men Who Burned the Koran on Facebook Are Now Facing Charges for Offending Islam in the UK

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Police have arrested two people on suspicion of racial hatred after a video appeared online showing a man burning a copy of the Koran.

The video, which MailOnline has chosen not to publish, shows a tattooed man standing in a kitchen complaining about being unable to start a fire.

Speaking into the camera, he says: 'I've been trying to get my poxy fire started for half-hour wondering what s**t I can get it going with.'

Holding a paperback copy of the Koran up to the camera, he adds: 'And then I found this.'

Two videos were posted on Facebook and YouTube on Tuesday and are still available today on various pages.

The second shows the man standing outside tearing pages from the holy book and throwing them on a bonfire.

He says to the camera: 'And it worked, all I've got left is the poxy, sh***y cover and look, that's on the fire as well.'

West Mercia Police have confirmed they have arrested two people in connection with the video.

Detectives said a 45-year-old man from Worcestershire was arrested on suspicion of posting videos or images likely to cause racial hatred and a 45-year-old woman from Evesham has also been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred.

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