Rupert Murdoch Quotes Koran in Weird Twitter Rant

May have something to do with murder of UK soldier
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2013 1:49 PM CDT
Rupert Murdoch Quotes Koran in Weird Twitter Rant
In this image from video, News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch appears at Lord Justice Brian Leveson's inquiry in London, Wednesday April 25, 2012.   (AP Photo/Pool)

(Newser) Rupert Murdoch and Twitter continue to make for an ... interesting combination. Yesterday the News Corp mogul randomly started quoting the Koran on his account, and Twitchy thinks it was in relation to a couple tweets he sent out the day before about the slaying of a UK soldier. Here are all the tweets, in order:

  • "With UK on terror alert, Cameron off on holiday in Ibiza. Unbelievable."
  • "Many UK tweeters say no terror. Admirable, gutsy, but get real and go listen at some mosques. Admit most okay, but others really scary."
  • "Get real. Koran says(1) 'whoever killed a human being...it shall be regarded as having killed all mankind..."
  • "Koran(2) 'except as punishment for murder or other villainy' then defined as 'those who wage war against Allah' punishable by beheading."

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No one seems to be quite sure what he was driving at. Meanwhile, a 10th suspect in the vicious murder of Lee Rigby was arrested today, the AP reports. The 50-year-old man, detained east of London, is suspected of conspiring to murder the off-duty soldier, but police have not released further details. (Read more Twitter stories.)

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