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Qur'an disrespect censured in Turkey
  Turkish activists have gathered in front of the French embassy in Ankara to protest the acquittal of a Frenchman accused of inciting racial hatred by burning the Holy Qur'an, Press TV reports.
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Monday 31 October 2011 17:43
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Turkish activists gather in front of the French embassy in Ankara to criticize disrespect towards the Holy Qur
Turkish activists gather in front of the French embassy in Ankara to criticize disrespect towards the Holy Qur'an, October 31, 2011.
BFnews: Ernesto Rojas Abbate was arrested in October 2010 after posting footage of himself wearing a devil mask and tearing pages from a copy of the Islamic holy book before setting it on fire.

On October 25, the French appeals court confirmed Abbate's acquittal on the grounds that there was no evidence he had intended "to arouse feelings of hostility... aimed at provoking discrimination, hate, or violence towards Muslims."

The protesting activists were from Turkey's Organization of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed People, known as Mazlumder, based on its Turkish acronym, a Press TV correspondent reported.

Chairman of Mazlumder Ahmet Faruk Unsal told Press TV that “it is not acceptable in any system in the world to let such extremist moves go unpunished.”

“We consider the move [by the French national] as a hate crime,” he added.

The activists also read out a statement at the end of the gathering.

The statement said that the court's verdict shows that the anti-Islam approach adopted by the French government has also affected French courts.

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Source : Press TV