No Charges in Qu'ran Burning

By: News 10
By: News 10

The man who admitted setting a copy of the Qu'ran on fire at the Islamic Center in East Lansing will not be charged.

Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings announced late Tuesday afternoon in faxed statement that "after reviewing the police report, I have decided that there is no criminal offense that I can charge under Michigan Law." Dunnings also said he had discussed his decision with the director of the Islamic Center.

A man turned himself in after the City of East Lansing announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest. That person has not been publicly identified.

The charred pages of the Qu'ran were found scattered around the East Lansing center on the morning of September 11. It had been burned on the center's front steps.


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  • by david Location: charlotte on Sep 22, 2010 at 01:05 PM
    so i wonder who was behind the reward and who was the city of east lansing catering to why did they offer the reward anyway what a waste of money and time and one other thing did anyone get the id of this person that burned the quran i wonder how many death threats he would get if he was identefided and they call christens extremists
  • by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2010 at 09:20 AM
    Who ever put the reward money up knew this. They got the news media to do their work.
  • by James Location: Lansing on Sep 21, 2010 at 05:53 PM
    Should of had a friend turn him in, and then split the cash when all this blows over. What an idiot.
  • by Greg Location: Lansing on Sep 21, 2010 at 05:06 PM
    EXACTLY!!! Freedom of speech and expression prevail... American Flags are burned all over, Books are still burned and destroyed everyday. So how much of our tax dollars got burned up chasing nothing? Sounds like a new prosecutor is in line, if he didn't know the law ahead of time.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2010 at 03:25 PM
    EXACTLY how it should be..NO CHARGES!!! because no CRIME was COMMITTED.. BRAVO..glad someone had the sense to see this instead of wasting tax dollars..
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