Skip to comments.Gitmo Study Sparks Arab Probe of Bible Abuse
Posted on 06/04/2005 8:23:47 AM PDT by kpp_kpp
(2005-06-04) -- Friday's release of a Pentagon study on mishandling of the Koran at Guantanamo Bay detention center has sparked Saudi Arabia's leader to call for similar probes of Bible handling in detention facilities throughout the Muslim world.
Since May, the Pentagon has examined thousands of pages of documentation, finding five confirmed cases of Koran mishandling by U.S. personnel, and 15 cases in which Muslim prisoners desecrated their own complimentary copies of the book that they had received from the U.S. government. The Pentagon has distributed some 1,600 taxpayer-funded copies of the Muslim Holy Book to suspected terrorists detained at Gitmo.
Saudi leader King Fahd today, called on his fellow monarchs and dictators throughout the Arab world to complete a full review of any complaints about mishandling of holy scriptures which Muslim governments have distributed to their Christian and Jewish prisoners.
"I feel confident that this probe will reveal no cases of Muslim or Arab guards abusing Bibles issued by Muslim governments," said the King. "But in the spirit of respect for religious freedom and pluralism, we will examine our own policies and procedures and make a full, public report within 30 days."
where are jounalists when you need them? wouldn't it be refreshing to see someone raise this question?
Ott is great.
yeah, isn't that the truth
No Muslims ever worry about allowing Christians or Jews access to their religious books, just before cutting off their heads!
Rumsfeld should fire the guy who gave them Korans in the first place. That was a very stupid thing to do.
Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
Yeah, you can't abuse what you won't issue.
By golly, I think Scrapple Face may be just the ticket to ask Hillary to return those FBI files she has.!!
EXCELLENT POINT....and there's too many cases to mention, of the Arab abuse there!
Depends on what the meaning of "IS" is.
...in the spirit of respect for religious freedom and pluralism? Give the world a freak-ing break!
WHY are we paying for this filthy book?
Because our Washington government is more worried about what "people" think of them, than they are about fighting a tough war, and doing what is right for America. THAT is the problem.
Hey..! Sean has it right. If it weren't for us, they wouldn't even have a koran.
"WHY are we paying for this filthy book?"
It's affectionately called "Psyops"
From your link:
"Angry Orthodox priests showed reporters empty bottles of whiskey, champagne, vodka, cognac and French wine on the floor along with hundreds of cigarette butts."
This so-called "religion" DESERVES to have its book flushed. It's trash and they're all liars.
"Saudi leader King Fahd today, called on his fellow monarchs and dictators"
I thought they had already sent the king to the taxidermist for some "cosmetic surgery".
Or toilets that flush for that matter.
"Rumsfeld should fire the guy who gave them Korans in the first place. That was a very stupid thing to do."
YUP, that's been my thought in all of this - I was amazed when I first heard we were giving Islamo-fascist terrorists a personal Koran to mull over and worship, when we should have been showing them all 24/7 Britney Spears videos or whatever would break their will to resist the infidels..... why are we HELPING to sustain the consciousness of depraved terrorists who want to kill us all? These are not POWs in some traditional war.
And then there are the terrible allegations that a couple of female interrogators may have done something "sexually suggestive" in front of a couple of detainees..... big frickin' deal! Boo hoo....
I'm still just waiting for some media commentator to point out that this terrible 'charge' would make Gitmo NO WORSE THAN BILL CLINTON'S OVAL OFFICE!!!! What a horror show, what a torture chamber.....
I know, I know, the horror is that the pristine, pure delicate Muslim terrorists just cannot bear any temptation or exposure to decadent infidel females..... TOUGH!
They should have thought of that before they embarked on their terrorist careers.....
"Two of the documented offenses involved "female interrogators who, on their own initiative, touched and spoke to detainees in a sexually suggestive manner." "
from: Gitmo Grovel: Enough Already, By Charles Krauthammer
Of course not. They do not allow it to be inside the Islamic countries...let alone in their prisons.
For the same reason that we're preparing Halal meals for them ... because this country values freedom of religion. The cost for the Koran, BTW, is inconsequential - about the cost of a single meal. Detention operations are expensive. The cost of Koran isn't.
I'm using my Koran as toilet paper. I love the thought of leaving crap on Mohammed the Pedophile. Makes my day.
They won't find any abuse of the bible in Saudi prisons, because the Saudis don't give bibles to prisoners and bibles are destroyed either at the point of entry into the country or soon after they are found.
If we want to insure this never happens gain then we should stop giving prisoners the Koran. If the Muslims want to complain about not being able to practice their faith just point them in the direction of Saudi.
***Rumsfeld should fire the guy who gave them Korans in the first place. That was a very stupid thing to do. ***
I may be wrong, but I thought the International Red Cross made them do it.
Probe the Saudis with a cattle prod....
Walking into the room unveiled probably qualifies. ;)
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.