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Remember how politicians were concerned about how much attention Muslim extremists might have been paying to the loony Florida pastor who thought burning the Qur’an was a good look? They shoulda been worrying more about copycats the world over.

Six idiots in England have been arrested for actually doing what Terry Jones was threatening.

A gang of men have been arrested after filming themselves burning a copy of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11 – and posting it on YouTube.

In the film the gang are seen gathered round a copy of the Koran in the backyard of The Bugle pub in Leam Lane, Felling, Gateshead.

Appearing with what seems to be tea towels wrapped around their heads, the men show the holy book to the camera before dousing it with fuel from a red can and lighting it.

One man in a grey Adidas tracksuit and white trainers, who has a blue cloth wrapped around his head makes a series of obscene gestures towards the book as it burns.

Laughing, the track-suited gang shouts ‘This is for the boys in Afghanistan. September 11, international burn a Koran day, for all the people of 9/11.

‘This is how we do it in Gateshead, right.’

So burning a book makes you a G?

One man then attempts to add more fuel, but instead sets the plastic petrol can on fire.

He then kicks the book across the yard, leaving a trail of flames which he is forced to hastily stamp out.

G-Fail. They really should have paid attention to all the details before trying to be like their US counterpart dummy.

The incident follows tensions in America after an extremist Florida pastor threatened to burn 200 copies of the Koran on the ninth anniversary of the attacks.

Terry Jones, of the Florida-based Dove World Outreach Centre, was warned by President Barack Obama that the controversial plan could be used to recruit extremists.

The event was eventually called off after U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates personally contacted Jones and told him soldiers serving in Afghanistan would be put at greater risk by his protest.

Unfortunately, stopping Jones might have been too little too late in the grand scheme of things.

Around 30 men mounted a three-hour peaceful protest outside Gateshead Police Station after the initial arrests were made.

Hate and ignorance are so easy to spread. SMH.

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