Friday, June 03, 2005

Koran Abuse Confirmed

So Newsweek got it wrong. The Koran wasn't flushed. It was "accidentally" pissed on. From Reuters:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American jailers at the Guantanamo prison for foreign terrorism suspects splashed a Koran with urine, kicked and stepped on the Islamic holy book and soaked it with water, the U.S. military said on Friday.

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In the incident involving urine, which took place this past March, Southern Command said a guard left his post and urinated near an air vent and "the wind blew his urine through the vent" and into a cell block.

It said a detainee told guards the urine "splashed on him and his Koran." The statement said the detainee was given a new prison uniform and Koran, and that the guard was reprimanded and given duty in which he had no contact with prisoners.

The guard, on duty, leaves his post and just happens to piss near an air vent just as a gust of wind blows by. Honest accident. I'm sure it could happen to any guard who leaves his post while on duty and pisses next to an air vent in a windy location. That's probably why he was reprimanded and given duty that kept him away from the prisoners.

This one really tells me they are full of crap:
In the fifth "confirmed incident" of mishandling a Koran, Southern Command said a prisoner in August 2003 complained that "a two-word obscenity" had been written in English in his Koran. Southern Command said it was "possible" a guard had written the words but "equally possible" the prisoner himself had done it.

That's right Joe American (with no knowledge of Islam) this fundamental Islamic religious extremist, who sees the Koran not as a book, but as the Word of God incarnate, defiled his own Koran by writing obscenities in it. In English. Anyone who knows anything about Islam knows this to be incredibly difficult to believe.

How could U.S. Southern Command release such terribly anti-American information! After 6:00p.m. on Friday, no less. Don't they know people lose their lives because of these types of stories. How could they do such a thing. First Newsweek. Now our own army. Why oh why do they hate America so!