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Oz man burns holy texts

world Updated: Sep 14, 2010 02:30 IST
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An atheist Australian lawyer, Alex Stewart, has posted a homemade video on YouTube in which he is seen burning the Quran and the Bible, drawing widespread criticism, a media report said on Monday.

The university is investigating the video in which Stewart appears to smoke marijuana rolled in pages from the religious texts, before rating which “burns better”, the Syndey Morning Herald reported.

The homemade video was posted on video sharing website YouTube on Friday.

Protests against Quran burning on Afghan soldiers fired on demonstrators trying to storm a government building to protest against a once-planned Quran burning in the US, and two protesters were killed, an Afghan official said.

In Iran students and members of the Basij militia scuffled with riot police outside the Swiss embassy during protests over the same incident.

In Indonesia police were questioning nine people Monday in relation to an armed assault on Christian worshippers that left one man seriously wounded and a priest with head injuries.