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Gitmo Study Sparks Arab Probe of Bible Abuse
ScrappleFace ^ | 06/04/2005 | Scott Ott

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."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aintgonetohappen; arabmedia; bible; gitmo; humor; koran; korandesecration; neverhappen; quran; scrapple; scrappleface; wonthappen
another classic.

where are jounalists when you need them? wouldn't it be refreshing to see someone raise this question?

1 posted on 06/04/2005 8:23:48 AM PDT by kpp_kpp
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To: AppyPappy; grellis; Deb; dead
Yeah, this is gonna happen.

Ott is great.

Dan
Biblical Christianity BLOG

2 posted on 06/04/2005 8:26:10 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: kpp_kpp
Bibles issued by Muslim governments...

HA!

3 posted on 06/04/2005 8:26:58 AM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: DTogo
"I feel confident that this probe will reveal no cases of Muslim or Arab guards abusing Bibles issued by Muslim governments," said the King.

yeah, isn't that the truth

4 posted on 06/04/2005 8:28:04 AM PDT by kpp_kpp
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To: kpp_kpp
Hah, that's rich. Who in this world expects their son or daughter sent to die for Muslims to be able to take their bible to a Muslim country, much less be allowed one if you are in prison?

No Muslims ever worry about allowing Christians or Jews access to their religious books, just before cutting off their heads!

5 posted on 06/04/2005 8:28:15 AM PDT by zerosix
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To: kpp_kpp
Um, we don't worship a book. We worship God.
6 posted on 06/04/2005 8:29:06 AM PDT by Porterville (Don't make me go Bushi on your a$$)
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To: kpp_kpp
Pale's in comparison
7 posted on 06/04/2005 8:30:24 AM PDT by al baby (Father of the Beeber)
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To: kpp_kpp
"The Pentagon has distributed some 1,600 taxpayer-funded copies of the Muslim Holy Book to suspected terrorists detained at Gitmo. "

WHY are we paying for this filthy book?

What ever happened to separation of church and state?

This IS being funded by US?
8 posted on 06/04/2005 8:31:32 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: kpp_kpp

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


9 posted on 06/04/2005 8:32:03 AM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: kpp_kpp
"I feel confident that this probe will reveal no cases of Muslim or Arab guards abusing Bibles issued by Muslim governments," said the King.

Yeah, you can't abuse what you won't issue.

10 posted on 06/04/2005 8:32:37 AM PDT by Clock King
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To: kpp_kpp

By golly, I think Scrapple Face may be just the ticket to ask Hillary to return those FBI files she has.!!


11 posted on 06/04/2005 8:33:28 AM PDT by Waco
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To: Porterville

EXCELLENT POINT....and there's too many cases to mention, of the Arab abuse there!


12 posted on 06/04/2005 8:35:17 AM PDT by NordP (Keeping America Great - Condi Rice/Lynne Cheney in 2008 !)
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To: BibChr
The reason the bible isn't mishandled by mooslims is that it isn't allowed in muslim country's!!! If they find you with one - off with your head!
13 posted on 06/04/2005 8:35:56 AM PDT by Issaquahking (.Yes I'd vote for Bush again, but let's stop criminals and terrorists at the borders!)
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To: kpp_kpp
Palestinians used Bible as toilet paper
14 posted on 06/04/2005 8:37:27 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Shirtless at the 7-11)
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To: kpp_kpp
Take a Bible to Saudi, or any other Sharia nation, and see what happens.

I have an opinion on what we should do to the quran's, but it isn't very Christian, and would get me banned from FR if I expressed it.
15 posted on 06/04/2005 8:38:26 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Clock King
Seems the "King of the Arabs" has taken a page out of the "King of Corruption"'s book, "The Art of the Con" and the benefits of designer construction of sentenses.

Depends on what the meaning of "IS" is.

16 posted on 06/04/2005 8:40:26 AM PDT by NordP (Keeping America Great - Condi Rice/Lynne Cheney in 2008 !)
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To: kpp_kpp

...in the spirit of respect for religious freedom and pluralism? Give the world a freak-ing break!


17 posted on 06/04/2005 8:40:51 AM PDT by TrebleRebel
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To: nmh

WHY are we paying for this filthy book?
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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.


18 posted on 06/04/2005 8:41:14 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: DTogo

Hey..! Sean has it right. If it weren't for us, they wouldn't even have a koran.


19 posted on 06/04/2005 8:41:51 AM PDT by hogwild
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To: EagleUSA

"WHY are we paying for this filthy book?"

It's affectionately called "Psyops"


20 posted on 06/04/2005 8:45:15 AM PDT by hogwild
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To: martin_fierro

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.


21 posted on 06/04/2005 8:53:34 AM PDT by Humidston (Pubbies - GROW SOME!!!)
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To: kpp_kpp

"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".


22 posted on 06/04/2005 8:56:37 AM PDT by ArmedNReady (Islam, the Cancer on Humanity.)
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To: hogwild
If it weren't for us, they wouldn't even have a koran.

Or toilets that flush for that matter.

23 posted on 06/04/2005 8:58:16 AM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: Varmint Al

"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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/02/AR2005060201750.html


24 posted on 06/04/2005 9:08:37 AM PDT by Enchante (Kerry's mere nuisances: Marine Barracks '83, WTC '93, Khobar Towers, Embassy Bombs '98, USS Cole!!!)
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To: kpp_kpp
"I feel confident that this probe will reveal no cases of Muslim or Arab guards abusing Bibles issued by Muslim governments,"

Of course not. They do not allow it to be inside the Islamic countries...let alone in their prisons.

25 posted on 06/04/2005 9:13:39 AM PDT by NetValue (Islam cannot progress until it separates their states from their religion.)
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To: nmh

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.


26 posted on 06/04/2005 9:19:17 AM PDT by bin2baghdad
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To: kpp_kpp
Did they wear gloves when issuing the bible? Did they ever drop it, accident or not? Did any body fluid ever touch the bible by a non Christian?

If lying is a part of their warfare and the MSM reports on it then our MSM should investigate any report from our side. The MSM claims they are impartial, now prove it!
I'll be calling all the MSM's report divisions on Monday making my claims.
27 posted on 06/04/2005 9:19:30 AM PDT by tobyhill (The war on terrorism is not for the weak!)
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To: kpp_kpp
At Gitmo we should have put a Bible and the Koran in each cell. I'm sure the terrorists would have mangled the Bible. Then no matter who did what to the Koran, we could have said , so they did it to the Bible so what's the big deal?
28 posted on 06/04/2005 9:26:13 AM PDT by fish hawk (I am only one, but I am not the only one.)
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To: kpp_kpp

I'm using my Koran as toilet paper. I love the thought of leaving crap on Mohammed the Pedophile. Makes my day.


29 posted on 06/04/2005 9:33:24 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: kpp_kpp

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.


30 posted on 06/04/2005 9:57:05 AM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: Varmint Al

***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.


31 posted on 06/04/2005 11:12:39 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: kpp_kpp

Probe the Saudis with a cattle prod....


32 posted on 06/06/2005 10:39:30 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: Enchante
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...

Walking into the room unveiled probably qualifies. ;)

33 posted on 06/06/2005 10:41:34 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Violence never settles anything." Genghis Khan, 1162-1227)
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