4 Canadian military cadets accused of desecrating a Qur’an with bacon, bodily fluids
The alleged incident is said to have occurred during a cottage party and largely involved first-year students from the military college, who reportedly recorded the acts on video.
Lt.-Gen. Charles Lamarre, the chief of military personnel, says other students at the college reported the incident to their commanders after being shown the videos.
An investigation subsequently launched by the college commandant found reason to believe that the four cadets broke the military’s rules, but two have since appealed.
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Lamarre says his office is currently reviewing the case, while adding that the desecration of any religious symbol by a member of the Canadian Forces will not be tolerated.
Desecrating a Qur’an is considered blasphemous by Muslims and has sparked violent protests and deadly riots in recent years.
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