IRAQI Peshwaz Waise Arrested After Making Terroristic Threats While Handing Out Korans in Denton, TX
28-year old Peshwaz Azad Waise, from Iraq, was jailed on a charge of terroristic threat Wednesday morning after threatening to impose the death penalty on several people who refused to take copies of the Quran.
Waise was arrested at the courthouse on Tuesday morning.
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Denton police said officers responding to a call for assistance Tuesday night were stopped by 28-year old Peshwaz Azad Waise, of Iraq, and that he was speaking irrationally and making comments about God and Allah. Since Waise was not in violation of any law, the officers continued responding to the initial call for help, police said.
Peshwaz Waise was threatening workers at a Center to take the Koran and give it to the chaplain or “die.” He later went to the courthouse and threatened security officers.
Waise was attempting to pass Korans to judges in the courthouse.
Peshwaz Azad Waise, 28, was arrested Wednesday morning at the Denton County Courthouse on East McKinney Street on charges that he made terroristic threats. Police took him into custody after he entered the courthouse and expressed the desire to distribute Qurans to county officials.
The Quran is the holy book of the Muslim faith.
The incident began shortly after 8 a.m. when police were called to another location, 207 N. Bonnie Brae Street, where Waise allegedly threatened someone, according to Denton police spokesman Orlando Hinojosa.
Waise left the scene before police arrived and drove to the courthouse. Hinojosa said Waise passed security and attempted to give Qurans to judges in the courthouse.