Teenager shouts 'Allah is great' in Arabic as he tries to grab the Olympic flame from hands of terrified torch bearer

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  • Boy runs from crowd and attempts to wrestle flame from torch bearer shouting Arabic for 'God is Great'
  • Anna Skora, 23, manages to keep hold of flame to carry on
  • Security drag teenager away, who has since been arrested and is being held in custody
  • Kent police say the relay continued 'without disruption' as Ms Skora passes torch on to next bearer
A 17-year-old shouted 'Allahu Akbar' - Arabic for 'God is Great' - as he unsuccessfully tried to grab the Olympic torch during a stretch of the flame's route through Maidstone towards Redhill.
Broadcast live on the BBC, the youth lunged from the crowd to try to take the torch from the hands of its bearer Anna Skora, but was swiftly bundled away by officers.
In one video posted to YouTube he can be seen waiting behind a car and as Ms Skora gets closer he lunges towards the torch.
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Enlarge   Attempt: The 17-year-old tried to wrestle the torch from Anna Skora
Attempt: The 17-year-old tried to wrestle the torch from Anna Skora

Bundled: The youth was taken away from Ms Skora before he could take the torch
Bundled: The youth was taken away from Ms Skora before he could take the torch
Ms Skora was about to hand over the torch to Graham White, a Surrey charity worker, when the teenager burst out of the crowd and tried to grab it.
He managed to get through the line of police officers escorting the torch as it headed through the town.
One of the officers at the back of the group swiftly grabbed hold of Ms Skora and the torch, guiding them to the opposite side of the road.

conventional wisdom would say that Muslim violence could be avoided because they didn't honor the Munich Olympics dead. conventional wisdom would be wrong

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