CALGARY — An Alberta prison inmate who tried to smoke his hashish-dipped Bible one page at a time has had another four months tacked on to his six-year sentence.
Provincial court Judge Les Grieve imposed the sentence on Quentin Martin Brown, 23, after he pleaded guilty Friday to possession of illicit drugs in Drumheller Institution on May 30.
In his ruling, the judge made a mild comparison to Florida-based Dove World Outreach Pastor Terry Jones, who was recently internationally criticized for planning to burn copies of the Qur’an on Sept. 11.
“The world was outraged when an American pastor planned to burn the Islam holy book, the Qur’an,” said Grieve. “Burning the Bible one page at a time is also sacrilegious. An offence that was committed inside a prison, where one is supposed to be on his best behaviour, will generally always result in extra jail time.”
Brown was serving his time on a half-dozen robberies committed.
September 20, 2010
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