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Person Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ Tries To Snatch Olympic Torch From Runner

A young man tried, rather unsuccessfully, to snatch the Olympic torch as it made its way through England this morning. The 17-year-old appears to have been waiting behind a car as torch bearer Anna Skora made her way down the road, leaping out to try and grab the lit torch away from her as she prepared to pass it on to fellow runner Graham White.

The teen had somehow managed to make his way through the police escorts running alongside Skora, but the runner was able to maintain her grasp on the torch. Reports say he shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”) after his attempt, eventually being led away by security.

The young man is currently in the custody of Kent Police. When reached for comment, God responded by lowering His sunglasses and noting that people would do well to “keep My name out your damn mouth.”

Have a look at how the whole thing went down:

h/t Daily Mail

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