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U.S. confirms Gitmo soldier kicked Quran
Arizona Daily Star - AP ^ | Jun 3, 2005 | ROBERT BURNS

Posted on 06/03/2005 4:38:21 PM PDT by Kokojmudd

By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon on Friday confirmed for the first time that a U.S. soldier deliberately kicked a Guantanamo Bay prisoner's Muslim holy book in violation of the military's rules for handling the Quran.

In other confirmed incidents, prison guards threw water balloons in a cell block, causing an unspecified number of Qurans to get wet; a guard's urine splashed on a detainee and his Quran; an interrogator stepped on a Quran during an interrogation; and a two-word obscenity was written in English on the inside cover of a Quran.

The findings are among the results of an investigation last month by Brig. Gen. Jay Hood, the commander of the detention center in Cuba, that was triggered by a Newsweek magazine report - later retracted - that a U.S. soldier had flushed one Guantanamo Bay detainee's Quran down a toilet.

The story stirred worldwide controversy and the Bush administration blamed it for deadly demonstrations in Afghanistan.

Last week, Hood disclosed that he had confirmed five cases of mishandling of the Quran, but he refused to provide details. Allegations of Quran desecration at Guantanamo Bay have led to anti-American passions in many Muslim nations, although Pentagon officials have insisted that the problems were relatively minor and that U.S. commanders have gone to great lengths to enable detainees to practice their religion in captivity.

Hood said last week that he found no credible evidence that a Quran was ever flushed down a toilet. He said a prisoner who was reported to have complained to an FBI agent in 2002 that a military guard threw a Quran in the toilet has since told Hood's investigators that he never witnessed any form of Quran desecration.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: associatedpee; cary; flushitagain; gitmo; koran; korandefication; korandesecration; newsweek; sepofkoranandstate
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1 posted on 06/03/2005 4:38:21 PM PDT by Kokojmudd
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To: Kokojmudd

Surely, Bush ordered these incidents. Nice timing for the Sunday shows. Will it ever end? Liberalism is a mental disease.


2 posted on 06/03/2005 4:39:59 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (The only thing a man should moisturize is a woman.)
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To: Kokojmudd

Who gives a Shiite?...listen closely as I drop kick one of my five versions of the Qur'an across the floor for my cats to chase...Cornpone


3 posted on 06/03/2005 4:40:16 PM PDT by Cornpone (Who Dares Wins -- Defame Islam Today -- Tell the Truth About Muhammad)
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To: Kokojmudd

There is an easy answer to this. Rule 1) No muslim prisoners get to have the Koran. Just ban them all together from POW camps.


4 posted on 06/03/2005 4:40:28 PM PDT by kjam22
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To: Kokojmudd

Can we just surrender already?


5 posted on 06/03/2005 4:40:36 PM PDT by G32
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To: Kokojmudd

Confiscate the damn books and burn them.


6 posted on 06/03/2005 4:41:32 PM PDT by bfree (PC is BS)
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To: Kokojmudd

CNSNews.com) - Bibles found in the possession of visitors to Saudi Arabia are routinely confiscated by customs officials, and in some cases copies allegedly have been put through a paper shredder, according to religious rights campaigners.


http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=%5CForeignBureaus%5Carchive%5C200505%5CFOR20050519a.html


7 posted on 06/03/2005 4:41:42 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: kjam22
There is an easy answer to this. Rule 1) No muslim prisoners get to have the Koran. Just ban them all together from POW camps. Absolutely!! I'm so sick of hearing how these prisoners are "abused". Liberalism is a disease....
8 posted on 06/03/2005 4:42:22 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh (Results may vary.)
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To: Kokojmudd

There aren't 10% of the american public that care about this story. The press is just trying to cause our president problems in the global community. If he let's those problems effect how we fight this war... that's his own fault.


9 posted on 06/03/2005 4:42:24 PM PDT by kjam22
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To: kjam22
Give em a copy of the constitution the declaration of independence and the federalist papers.
10 posted on 06/03/2005 4:42:45 PM PDT by dts32041 (Robin Hood, stealing from the government and giving back to tax payer. Where is he today?)
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To: Kokojmudd
They forgot the apostrophe.

When will the hate ever stop?

11 posted on 06/03/2005 4:43:16 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God)
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To: kjam22
There is an easy answer to this. Rule 1) No muslim prisoners get to have the Koran. Just ban them all together from POW camps

Hey...hey..no need to try to inject common sense into this mess.

What are you trying to do?

You must be one of them there 'agitaters'.

LVM

12 posted on 06/03/2005 4:44:20 PM PDT by LasVegasMac ("God. Guts. Guns. I don't call 911." (bumper sticker))
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To: kjam22

You're so right and we should feed them pork. Some good eastern NC BBQ with a vinegar based sauce(the best). Oh, and serve it to them on pages of the Koran.


13 posted on 06/03/2005 4:44:45 PM PDT by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: Pukin Dog
Liberalism is a mental disease.

Clinton, Kennedy, Kerry et al!

14 posted on 06/03/2005 4:44:45 PM PDT by rocksblues (First there was Terri, whose next? You, me, your child, your wife?)
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To: Kokojmudd

But, but, the MSM tells us the terr perps are the good guys. They only blow up innocent Muslims and lob their heads off, Korans not withstanding et al.


15 posted on 06/03/2005 4:45:18 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: Kokojmudd

Medals, promotions and choice of next assignment should be awarded the Gitmo guards. Do not kowtow to these Islamic scum.


16 posted on 06/03/2005 4:46:19 PM PDT by afnamvet (31st Fighter Wing Tuy Hoa AB RVN 68-69 "Return with Honor")
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To: Kokojmudd

How many qurans were destroyed when the latest mosque was blown up by "fellow muslims"? Its ok for them to desecrate it ?
Allah goes down on little boys in hell.


17 posted on 06/03/2005 4:46:59 PM PDT by pipecorp (There's some lovely filth down 'ere.)
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To: Kokojmudd
Don't worry, Bush will grovel and apologize yet again.
18 posted on 06/03/2005 4:47:54 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: LasVegasMac
Replace all Korans with..
19 posted on 06/03/2005 4:47:56 PM PDT by Kokojmudd (Today's Liberal is Tomorrow's Prospective Flying Saucer Abductee)
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To: Kokojmudd
Look at the headline.. Pentagon confirms Quran incident at Gitmo
nothing in this story says anything about flushing it down the toilet so how is it confirmed? Misleading headline? MSM at it again?
20 posted on 06/03/2005 4:48:04 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Kokojmudd
What the hell are we running down there, a vacation Koran school for delinquent jihadis?

How about we start running a prison...you know, a place where we put bad guys to PUNISH THEM? Or, maybe we should export them to a country that has no compunction with real, grown up punishment.

Did any of you see which way Jack Bauer went? I know, he's fiction, but at least he gets it!

21 posted on 06/03/2005 4:48:09 PM PDT by blu (This post edited for brevity.)
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To: Kokojmudd
Nick Berg's captors NEVER insulted his religious sensibilities.
22 posted on 06/03/2005 4:48:19 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (If their Chief of police is okay with it, I am guessing that we should probably be okay with it.)
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1416111/posts


23 posted on 06/03/2005 4:49:06 PM PDT by fidelio
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To: Kokojmudd

AP has lost all claim as far as being a credible news service goes.
It's now just a partisan Islamic Jihad mouthpiece.
I'd go buy a koran and video tape myself peeing on it, but would any news service report this "news"?

AP never reports real crime, like the Islamic fundamentalist movement and their daily slaughtering of "infidels", all they seem to be doing is trying to provoke nut case muslims to murder more people. I guess Al-Quida owns AP now.


24 posted on 06/03/2005 4:49:08 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: fidelio

I can give a rats ass about AP reporters....


25 posted on 06/03/2005 4:49:33 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: ARCADIA

Yeah.... wouldn't you like to see the president look at the camera and say "you know, I'd rather our military guys didn't mess with the koran... but this is nothing compared to what I'm going to do to Osama and and his henchmen when we get them"


26 posted on 06/03/2005 4:49:39 PM PDT by kjam22
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To: Kokojmudd
Does the media want us to run a country club over there for these terrorists? The prisoners are lucky they have any Korans at all. ....and quite frankly, they're fortunate to be alive.

Gee, I wonder if the media goons would be similarly outraged if we held a bunch of Neo-Nazi terrorists and flushed/drop-kicked a few of their editions of Mein Kampf? (Of course they wouldn't). But because Muslims are among the protected politically-correct class they'll be defended blindly.

27 posted on 06/03/2005 4:50:21 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Kokojmudd

LMAO!!!!!! Ahhhhhhh WAAAAAAAAA,WAAAAAAA


28 posted on 06/03/2005 4:50:43 PM PDT by cmsgop
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To: Kokojmudd

Fine. We will stop "kicking the book" when you stop chopping the heads off of infidels. Deal?


29 posted on 06/03/2005 4:50:49 PM PDT by Dustin Hawkins (dustinmhawkins.com)
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To: Kokojmudd
In other confirmed incidents, prison guards threw water balloons in a cell block, causing an unspecified number of Qurans to get wet; a guard's urine splashed on a detainee and his Quran; an interrogator stepped on a Quran during an interrogation; and a two-word obscenity was written in English on the inside cover of a Quran.

ROFLMAO! Now ALL the DemonRATs will want to visit Gitmo for the "Golden Showers"!

I REALLY want more details on THAT one...just where was the guard that his whiz hit a "Detainee" (Read Islamazi SCUMBAG)?

30 posted on 06/03/2005 4:51:30 PM PDT by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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To: Kokojmudd

Ya know what, I don't care if they stuck the book in a pile of pig poopy. I'm getting tired of this constant cry-baby-they-touched-my-book stuff. They're POWs for crying out loud, not day care center customers!

Apologies to those who take their religion seriously.


31 posted on 06/03/2005 4:51:50 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Kokojmudd

What a bunch of S--t. They behead christians and no outrage. Amen.


32 posted on 06/03/2005 4:52:32 PM PDT by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: Kokojmudd
Oh no. The poor widdle towelheads' BOOK was treated badwy.

MEANWHILE....


33 posted on 06/03/2005 4:52:50 PM PDT by Flux Capacitor (Trust me. I know what I'm doing.)
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To: Kokojmudd
No, replace all Korans with:


34 posted on 06/03/2005 4:53:04 PM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: Kokojmudd
It's OK to murder innocent babies, women and police officers with car bombs, suicide bombs etc but woe be to the evil Ameerican that would spill a drop of water on their comic holey book. Geeeze, where is General Patton when you need him?
35 posted on 06/03/2005 4:53:16 PM PDT by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 48% of Americans (NRA))))
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To: Kokojmudd
I must confess when I first started reading this I looked for the Scrappleface heading. Especially, the part about the water balloons.

It took a minute for me to realize that this was a serious story from AP.

What's with AP's obsession with this minutia?
36 posted on 06/03/2005 4:53:44 PM PDT by Patriot from Philly
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To: Kokojmudd

Boo hoo is right. Most of these are indirect accidents. Wow what a scandel.


37 posted on 06/03/2005 4:54:24 PM PDT by alienken (Bumper sticker idea- We have God in heaven & a Texan in the whitehouse,LIFE IS GOOD!!)
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To: Kokojmudd

The story stirred worldwide controversy and the Bush administration blamed it for deadly demonstrations in Afghanistan.

No, IT CAUSED deadly demonstrations in Afghanistan!

Nice try at linkage though.


38 posted on 06/03/2005 4:54:30 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kokojmudd

But, it's A-OK to soak a crucifix in a glass of urine... they'll call that Art ?????


39 posted on 06/03/2005 4:55:47 PM PDT by vortigern
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To: Kokojmudd

I posted Charlie Daniels opinion. Check it out, he is great. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1416124/posts


40 posted on 06/03/2005 4:56:41 PM PDT by alienken (Bumper sticker idea- We have God in heaven & a Texan in the whitehouse,LIFE IS GOOD!!)
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To: Echo Talon
Pentagon confirms Quran incident at Gitmo

The actual title on the link provided is:

U.S. confirms Gitmo soldier kicked Quran

Hopefully the MSM won't pick up the FR title...

41 posted on 06/03/2005 4:56:43 PM PDT by easonc52
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To: Kokojmudd
so what if this happend to a paperback "Mein Kamp" in a pow camp or a "Bushido" or Shinto text during WWII... who frickin cares... it's a book. Deal with it. Take them away. Why give them Sh#t...?????

They blow them up when they kill muslims in a temple... the only reason this is a big deal is for propaganda against us.. screw them.

Screw the NYT and all the MSM for even caring about this NON STORY.... f/ckem all..

Gawd this is such a load!!!

The muslims already hate us... but the libs in this country want us to look bad because of Bush.... they could care less about the troops killed since its ALL BUSHES FAULT for sending them over there.

You know, this is war.. all libs are anti Americans we need to boycott, ignore, and basically do everything in our power to destroy these scum. Let them speak freely. Then hit them in the pocketbook. All companies that support this crap.... destroy them. All papers and networks, they are willing to kill Americans to continue their propaganda war... boycott and flame away with letters. Whew!... that got my bp up.

42 posted on 06/03/2005 4:57:01 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: Echo Talon
Look at the headline.. Pentagon confirms Quran incident at Gitmo nothing in this story says anything about flushing it down the toilet so how is it confirmed? Misleading headline? MSM at it again?

Exactly. I was just going to say the same thing.

The only "Koran incident" that comes to most people's minds is the Newsweek story about a Koran being flushed down a toilet. When anyone (including me) reads a headline "Pentagon Confirms Koran Incident" the first thing that comes to mind is that the Pentagon confirmed the Newsweek story about Koran flushing. Of course the article says nothing of the sort.

Another example of a misleading headline meant to confuse those who simply scan the headlines or hear the blow-dried news "personalities" read it on the air.

The MSM sucks.

43 posted on 06/03/2005 4:58:02 PM PDT by saquin
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To: Kokojmudd

BFD.


44 posted on 06/03/2005 4:58:07 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Kokojmudd
Why is the Koran protected and the Bible is not? Why is the Bible not allowed in taxpayer financed institutions such as schools but the Koran is allowed at the taxpayer financed Gitmo?

Something stinks here.

45 posted on 06/03/2005 4:58:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: Echo Talon
nothing in this story says anything about flushing it down the toilet so how is it confirmed

Exactly my thought when I read the title. MSM really hates President Bush.

46 posted on 06/03/2005 4:59:01 PM PDT by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 48% of Americans (NRA))))
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To: Kokojmudd

What the hell do they expect in a gulag anyway???


47 posted on 06/03/2005 4:59:36 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Minuteman at heart, couch potato in reality))
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To: Kokojmudd
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48 posted on 06/03/2005 5:00:57 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: Nathan Zachary
I'd go buy a koran and video tape myself peeing on it

Don't waste bodily fluids on it -- using it as a footstool is even more blasphemous, and it might help your back if you sit at the keyboard for long periods. A twofer!

49 posted on 06/03/2005 5:02:20 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: Kokojmudd

Who cares....it's just a friggin book...nothing more....


50 posted on 06/03/2005 5:03:10 PM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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