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Iran says cheap "Made in China" Qurans full of typos

Tehran Times: Qurans outsourced to China filled with spelling mistakes
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Iranian men clench their fists as they hold an open copy of the Muslim holy book, the Quran, during a protest against the earlier threats by a US pastor, Terry Jones, to burn a copy of the holy book. (ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran's Organization of the Holy Quran is scolding Iranian publishers who've outsourced production of the holy book to Chinese printers.

Apparently, their copies of the Quran are riddled with typos, according to the Tehran Times.

"These tableaus are made quite cheaply in China but are sold for much more than they are really worth to make that much more profit," said an official with the organization who monitors and evaluates Qurans available in Iran.

The official even urged importers to halt future Quran shipments from China, the Times reported.

If you're keeping score at home, China is accused of shipping out seafood laden with putrefying bacteria, toys laden with lead, totally fake eggs and, now, tainted Qurans.

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