The police department in Gainesville, Florida, says that it will send pastor Terry Jones of Dove World Outreach Center a bill for $180,000 to cover the extra expenses the department incurred during the run-up to the recent (aborted) “Burn a Koran Day” at the church. Meanwhile, the police of East Lansing, Michigan are offering a reward of $10,000 to anyone who can help find the person who burned a Koran and left the charred book on the front steps of an Islamic center.
In other news, the Australian newspaper columnist Andrew Bolt is being sued by a group of Aborigines under the Racial Vilification Act. The aggrieved parties claim that Mr. Bolt’s racist writings insulted and humiliated them.
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