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American Drummer Jailed for 'Insulting Islam' Published: April 30, 2014

A member of the heavy metal band Scorpions was yesterday sentenced to a month in jail for insulting Islam and lifting his middle finger at Muslims at an airport, according to The National.

James Kottak, 51, the American drummer for the German band whose hits include Rock You Like a Hurricane, said he drank five glasses of wine on a flight from Moscow to Dubai.

He was in transit to Bahrain to perform at the country’s Formula One grand prix about 11 p.m. on April 3, The National reports.

H/T: Newser
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