Skip to comments.Pentagon Confirms Ban Incident at Zotmo
Posted on 06/04/2005 10:33:08 AM PDT by freeperskickbutt
ASHINGTON - 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.
See, it DID happen!
Welcome to FR this has been reported several times you may do a search prior to posting.
Welcome to FR, let me summon the welcoming committee!
Already posted WITH links and accurate transcription of articles.
They say, are you happy now?
Always good to post a reminder.
Oh yeah are you the reminder person?
Hey John, war is over, we don't need your help,
America is making war on itself!
Hey newbie you will be history soon.
Why not? We all can be if we want to.
here's a reminder:
Your mom wants you to do the laundry and take out the trash little boy.
Doesn't change the fact that our government IS LYING to us!
Real compassionate of you.
not any more than billy bob Clinton did, but I am sure he was FORCED to do so by the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy RIGHT?>
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