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Qatar court sentences woman to seven years in jail for throwing Quran

Manama: An Irish woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison after she was convicted of throwing a copy of the Quran at the Doha airport mosque nine months ago.

According to the testimony of female cleaning workers, the accused on September 14 entered the women’s mosque “wearing indecent clothes, took a copy of the holy book and threw it on the floor”.

The woman reportedly asked the workers’ supervisor, an Egyptian, about the reason some of the staff were resting on the mosque floor and then threw a copy of the Quran, saying that nothing in the book said it was prohibited to do so, a Qatari daily reported.

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