Man Trolls Muslim Lawyer With Burning Koran—But Gets Burned Himself

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Amidst rampant bigotry, Muslim lawyer Qasim Rashid continues to be a valiant warrior, demonstrating, once again, how to knockout an Islamophobic internet troll in a boxing match of the wits. This time around, it was a Twitter user who sent Rashid an image of a Koran (Quran) on fire.

What the unnamed troll didn't know is that burning a Koran (Quran) is one of several respectful ways to properly dispose of the religious text, in accordance with Islamic law.

Here's how it all went down:

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Twitter appreciated the burn:

Go Kendrick:

Some commenters noted that the Koran (Quran) isn't the only thing that calls for burning as a proper means of disposal:

Twitterers were also happy to have learned something:

Anti-Muslim sentiment and acts have been on the rise recently:

Last year, Sandra Solomon, a "devout Christian and follower of my beloved lord Jesus Christ" according to her website, pretty much made a fool of herself and a friend when she posted a video of the pair adorning burkas to sneak into a mosque in Calgary for the purpose of exposing what she called, "the perils of Islam."

Little did she know that mosques are open spaces. She knows now.

Rahid—who is so confident he has open DMs on his Twitter—has made a name for himself on Twitter pointing out Islamophobia and schooling trolls:

Having outspoken individuals like Qasim Rashid, who are willing to go to bat for Muslims and fight against Islamophobia, is crucial as hate crimes against Muslims continue to rise in America.

If you'd like to help the Muslim community—check out this Huffington Post article for sixteen ways you can show your support.

Most importantly, vote for candidates that support Muslims. Statistics in this article from the Conversation show just how much what politicians say influences the amount of hate crimes taking place.

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The wizarding world is now a reality.

Sort of.

A Canadian company has created a real life invisibility cloak, and it's mind-blowing to see in action.

The company, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., calls its creation "Quantum Stealth."

See it in action here:

'Invisibility cloak' that could hide tanks and troops looks closer to reality www.youtube.com

Describing themselves on their website as "Leaders in Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception", HyperStealth has patents pending on their magical invention.

The "invisibility shield" is made of an inexpensive, paper thin material that bends light to make objects appear to be invisible. The company boasts that it would be able to hide people, vehicles, and even buildings.

Humans hidden by Quantum Stealth would also be undetectable to heat-sensing cameras.

Meet the Canadian who created a real-life invisibility shield youtu.be

Guy Cramer, the CEO of HyperStealth and the shield's inventor explained to CTV News:

"This is the same material that you see in 3D books and DVD covers and movie posters where by moving side to side you get a 3D image. We're using the same material and we've removed the picture from behind it to get that effect."

The material was never meant to for public use, but Cramer hopes that his invention will be helpful to Canada's military allies, including the United States.

Since releasing video demonstrations of the "invisibility cloak", military personnel have become interested in learning more about it.

Reception to the prototype, initially demonstrated to militaries in 2011, was lukewarm. But HyperStealth's recent promotional materials have since caught the attention of higher ups.

Cramer has expressed surprise about the public's interest in "Quantum Stealth" on Twitter.

Cramer admitted to CTV that he has reservations about how the material can be used:

"The intention was to keep it out of the public and to allow the military to use it sparingly or bury it. My concern is the criminal element using this at some point in the future and non-allied countries using it against our soldiers out there."

Fans of the Harry Potter series are comparing "Quantum Stealth" to Harry's Invisibility Cloak.

Featured in both the book and movies, Harry's Invisibility Cloak is a made from a magical fabric that he and his friends wear to appear invisible, usually to hide from Hogwarts' staff.


Twitter is in awe of the invention's unbelievable capabilities.

Though some people share Cramer's worries about it falling into the wrong hands and its use in warfare.

Despite the public's excitement and concerns, Cramer doubts that it will ever be available for civilian use.

When addressing "Quantum Stealth's availability to the general public, he wrote on the HyperStealth website:

"Not in the near future unless the Military decided to release the technology and I don't anticipate that will happen anytime soon."

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