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05/28/2013 01:09 pm ET

Rupert Murdoch Criticizes Koran After Woolwich Attack

Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter to criticize the Koran on Sunday, in the aftermath of the Woolwich attack.

The media mogul said it was "unbelievable" that Prime Minister David Cameron went on vacation "with UK on terror alert." Then, he scoffed at those who said the country was not in a state of terror.

"Many UK tweeters say no terror," Murdoch tweeted. "Admirable, gutsy, but get real and go listen at some mosques. Admit most okay, but others really scary."

He went on to criticize the Koran, writing,

Murdoch was reacting to the gruesome killing of Lee Rigby, a British soldier, on a London street last week. Two men are suspected of having killed Rigby with a knife and a meat cleaver. One of the alleged attackers was filmed on camera saying, "We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you."

"We must fight them as they fight us," the man had said. "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth." The police investigation into the brutal attack is being led by the counter terrorism division of the Metropolitan police.

Murdoch has frequently aired his views on all kinds of issues on Twitter since joining the social media site at the end of 2011. In March, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested to a New York Post reporter that Murdoch's Twitter account is a bad idea.

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