Charges Being Considered in Qu'ran Burning

By: News 10
By: News 10

Evidence gathered in the Qu'ran burning case has been turned over to the Ingham County Prosecutor's office.

Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings tells say he will review the evidence and decide what, if any, charges will be issued.

The Qu'ran was found burned on the steps at the entrance to the East Lansing Islamic Center in the early morning hours of September 11.

A suspect has surrendered after the city of East Lansing offered a reward of up to $10,000.

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  • by Legal Eagle on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:03 AM
    I'd be interested to see what charges the prosecutor's office tries to file aside from littering and/or trespassing.
  • by Joy Location: Haslett on Sep 21, 2010 at 05:37 AM
    Email the Prosecutor @ for Ingham Cty directly. What a bunch of nonsense and waste of taxpayer money. I am tired of the double standards in the US of normal Americans being discriminated against, but everyone else is catered to. It is time for Americans to start holding our Government and officials accountable and no longer be silent. Write DIRECTLY to Prosecutor Dunnings and have your voice heard.
  • by james Location: brooklyn on Sep 21, 2010 at 03:56 AM
    Its a real shame that we have missed the point here, burning the Qu'an is not a crime but setting it on fire on the steps can be considered an arson attempt on private property. I know some of you dont like this comment but true, but you can all join me on my own property to burn all Qu'ans you like I use them for starter fire all winter long in my fireplace.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 20, 2010 at 07:58 PM
    you have to be kidding me??? i am so confused about this you should be able to burn what ever you want to. so if someone throw a burnt bible on some church there going to find this person??someone explain this please
  • by Steve Location: Lansing on Sep 20, 2010 at 07:20 PM
    I really don't see a crime here, except maybe littering. Bad judgement, maybe, but not a crime. However, the ICPO has a history of ignoring real criminals and making public examples of those that are not politically correct. Let's see how this one goes.
  • by Michael Location: Jackson on Sep 20, 2010 at 06:32 PM
    On what charge could you charge this person with?? If you can burn an American Flag, then why would it be against the law to burn a Qu'ran. If he could have caused a big fire, then yes on that.
  • by Greg Location: Lansing on Sep 20, 2010 at 05:59 PM
    This is an interesting article, about what law was actually broken... Apparently the ELP don't even know what law was broken. I think a little research might need to be done here. American flags burn all over, but one book burning and East Lansing Police are giving out $10,000 reward for a book burning...
  • by McDaniel Location: Lansing on Sep 20, 2010 at 04:28 PM
    I am all for the person who did this being publicly known, but what can they really get him for? Honestly, I cannot see this being considered a hate crime-such as painting swastika's on a synagogue, though I understand this dudes actions were pretty bad, but even trying to think of something to charge him with just shows how dumb Ingham county and dunning is. When are they going to investigate the connection between dunning and whats her face-the corruptojudge that was fired?
  • by Don Location: Holt on Sep 20, 2010 at 04:27 PM
    Would charges be filed if a Bible was burned on a church's steps on October 31? If so, then charge this person. If not, then it is not a crime.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 20, 2010 at 04:24 PM
    What ya gonna do next> if someone draws a picture of ALLAH,,? are you gonna press charges for that too?
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