Skateboarder an overnight sensation after rescuing Quran
By Omar Sacirbey
Religion News Service
At the end of a summer characterized by unprecedented levels of Islamophobia, Muslim Americans and their allies have found an expected reason to smile: Jake Isom, a skateboarder with a rat-tail from Amarillo, Texas.
Last Saturday, Sept. 18, Isom, 23, snatched a kerosene-soaked Koran from a grill in a city park before David Grisham, head of a local Christian group known as Repent Amarillo, could set it afire.
Isom's telling of the story to a local news station went viral, receiving close to 300,000 views on YouTube.