Murdoch quotes Koran on Twitter while criticising UK soldier's beheading

Washington, May 28 (ANI): Media baron Rupert Murdoch quoted verses from the Koran on Twitter while criticising the beheading of a British soldier by extremists.

Murdoch tweeted that whoever kills a human being, it shall be regarded as having killed all mankind.

The Washington Times quoted a second tweet from Murdoch, as saying that punishment for murder and villainy and for those who wage war against Allah is beheading.

Two extremists attacked British soldier Lee Rigby while he out on a walk near the artillery barracks in the Woolwich section of London last Wednesday.

Murdoch had earlier criticised British Prime Minister David Cameron for taking a week-long vacation in Ibiza just days after the soldier's death, saying it was 'unbelievable'.

The report further suggests that the British soldier was targeted because Muslims are dying daily at the hands of British soldiers like him. (ANI)