Canadian Forces Cadet remains in school after defiling the Quran

first_imgAn officer cadet facing expulsion from the Canadian Forces for desecrating a Quran is being allowed to continue his studies at the Royal Military College in Saint-Jean, Que., while another student is still fighting to remain in uniform.The two officer cadets are among three first-year students who faced dismissal after defiling the Muslim holy book with bacon and what sources have said was semen during a cottage party over the Easter weekend.The third has already left the college and military.Chief of military personnel Lt.-Gen. Charles Lamarre said officials took a second look after ordering all three students expelled and determined there wasn’t enough evidence to uphold the decision to expel the first student.The student still appealing his release isn’t currently at the college but Lamarre said military officials are reviewing the case and will make a decision on whether or not to expel him soon.Desecrating a Quran is considered blasphemous by Muslims and has sparked violent protests in recent years and the incident coincided with efforts by senior commanders to make the Forces more diverse and inclusive.last_img

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