Salafists give out 300,000 Korans for “free”April 18, 2012
But somebody paid for the Korans. The radical group handing out the Korans intends to distribute 25 million Islamic books in Germany in total.
Getty Images offered this caption for a separate photograph taken one of the Koran giveaway events:
BERLIN, GERMANY – APRIL 14: A member of the group ‘The True Religion’ shows a copy of free distributed Koran at Potsdamer Platz on April 14, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Islamic radicals in Germany have launched an unprecedented nationwide campaign to distribute 25 million copies of the Koran, translated into the German language, with the goal of placing one Koran into every household in Germany, free of charge. The group, which calls itself ‘The True Religion’, claims that 300,000 copies have already been distributed. German officials have raised serious concerns about the initiative, calling it an abuse of the holy text. (Photo by Target Presse Agentur Gmbh/Getty Images)