Turkey arrests woman for tweet of high heels on a Quran, and FEMEN piles on
A Turkish woman was arrested on suspicion of blasphemy and inciting religious hatred after allegedly stepping on the Quran and then posting the picture on Twitter, media reported on Wednesday.
The arrest came after Melih Gokcek, Ankara’s controversial mayor from the ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP), launched a criminal complaint against the 38-year-old-woman, who uses the Twitter handle @kedibiti (cat lice).
The woman, who has over 5,000 followers and describes herself as “an atheist who respects only humans,” allegedly shared a picture showing a pair of red high heels on a copy of the Quran, Dogan news agency reported.
In the Islamic world, the shoe has long been considered dirty and insulting because it is associated with the foot, the lowest part of the body.
The Quran states that only…
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