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26 September 2017 04:06 (South Africa)

Court bid to stop Joburg Bible-burner

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The Scholars of the Truth organisation is seeking an interdict later this afternoon against a man who wants to burn Bibles tomorrow. Mohammed Vawda has vowed to burn Bibles in the Library Gardens on Saturday afternoon in protest of plans by a small church in Florida to burn the Qur'an on the anniversary of 9/11. The advocate for the Scholars of the Truth says that Vawda's actions constitute incitement to violence. The pastor of the Florida church says he has temporarily suspended plans to burn the Qur'an, ahead of a meeting with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the head of the Cordoba Initiative, which has sparked huge controversy in New York with plans to build a Muslim centre near the Ground Zero site. Read more: Sapa, via TimesLive

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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