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U.S.: Guards, detainees mishandled Quran
CNN News ^ | June 4, 2005 | AP News

Posted on 06/04/2005 2:08:34 PM PDT by blueberry12

Guantanamo Bay personnel cited in 4 incidents confirmed by military

A detainee sits in his cell at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in a 2004 file photo.

(CNN) -- A U.S. military investigation has found four incidents in which guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison mishandled the Quran, but said that it was detainees who threw the Muslim holy book in the toilet.

The report said it confirmed four times when U.S. personnel at the base mishandled the Quran: guards kicked a detainee's Quran; a guard's urine "splashed" a detainee and his holy book after coming through an air vent; and a guard water balloon fight that resulted in two detainees' Qurans getting wet.

In a fifth confirmed incident, it could not be determined whether a guard or a detainee wrote a two-word obscenity in a Quran.

On Saturday, the White House said the incidents were isolated and do not reflect the behavior of the majority of military personnel.

"Our men and women in the military adhere to the highest standards, including when it comes to respecting and protecting religious freedom," spokesman Scott McClellan said. "The military expects its high standards to be met, and does not tolerate or condone it when individuals do not -- as this report makes clear."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: detainees; flushit; flushworthybook; gitmo; guantanamobay; korandesecration; muslim; quran; toilet

1 posted on 06/04/2005 2:08:34 PM PDT by blueberry12
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To: blueberry12

Boy, I just can't get enough of these Koran desecration stories- fascinating. I expect the Pentagon will have a press conference if a GI sneezes on the Koran.


2 posted on 06/04/2005 2:10:09 PM PDT by Altair333
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To: blueberry12

3 posted on 06/04/2005 2:10:54 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Leftists would have no standards at all)
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To: blueberry12
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4 posted on 06/04/2005 2:11:49 PM PDT by Delta 21 (MKC USCG -ret)
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To: blueberry12

In a related story: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1416575/posts


5 posted on 06/04/2005 2:12:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: blueberry12

6 posted on 06/04/2005 2:12:05 PM PDT by Flyer ( We have a no tolerance stance on making claims without authentic proof)
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To: blueberry12

CAR BOMB DESTROYS IRAQI MOSQUE
Sky News ^ | 5/23/05


Posted on 05/23/2005 10:36:07 AM PDT by areafiftyone


A car bomb has exploded outside a Shiite mosque in a town south of Baghdad, killing five people and wounding 19, most of them children, hospital officials say.


7 posted on 06/04/2005 2:12:20 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Leftists would have no standards at all)
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To: blueberry12

Boo-frickity-hoo

Wrap it in bacon then fit it with some red lacy panties.


8 posted on 06/04/2005 2:12:21 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: blueberry12

If only someone would market Koran toilet paper.


9 posted on 06/04/2005 2:12:31 PM PDT by Asclepius (protectionists would outsource our dignity and prosperity in return for illusory job security)
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To: blueberry12

I'm starting to smell MANDATORY "Koran" etiquette and sensitivity classes in the U.S. military. WE NEED TO KEEP OURSELVES FROM FALLING INTO THE 'RATS' AND MSM'S GIRLYMAN TRAP.


10 posted on 06/04/2005 2:12:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: Altair333
The same media outlets jumped to the defense of this atrocity: http://www.usc.edu/schools/annenberg/asc/projects/comm544/library/images/502.html
11 posted on 06/04/2005 2:14:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The Koran is shit. MohaMMED NEEDED A ARMY TO CONQUER MECCA.


12 posted on 06/04/2005 2:14:31 PM PDT by tomjohn77
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To: blueberry12
Guards having water balloon fights? Gitmo sounds like a fun place!
13 posted on 06/04/2005 2:16:31 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (San Francisco - See It Before God Smites It.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I've got a better idea for detainees. In order not to offend anyone, and to uphold the highest degree of separation of church and state, I say BAN THE KORAN!!!
14 posted on 06/04/2005 2:18:03 PM PDT by liberateUS
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To: Asclepius
If only someone would market Koran toilet paper.

They'd have a fatwa on their asses faster as you can say "holy shiite."

Let's just take the toilet paper away from the Gitmo prisoners and substitute it with ripped-out koran pages.

15 posted on 06/04/2005 2:18:18 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: blueberry12
Oh how can I ever sleep at night knowing that this 'sacred" book has been desacrated????
/// for the reaaallly sarcasm impaired

Separated at birth?

16 posted on 06/04/2005 2:18:42 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Man, You should have seen them, kickin Edgar Allen Poe! Koo Koo Kachoo)
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To: Texas Eagle
Thank you for the picture. It is time we remember what all this nonsense is about.
17 posted on 06/04/2005 2:19:01 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - L O V E - my attitude problem!)
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To: blueberry12

I guess the MSM just isn't getting enough mileage out of Abu Gharib any more so they have to invent another breathless story.


18 posted on 06/04/2005 2:21:32 PM PDT by Gritty ("Leftists are the arch reactionaries, intoxicated with their own self-righteousness"-David Horowitz)
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To: Justanobody

Who cares? It's just a damn book.


19 posted on 06/04/2005 2:23:07 PM PDT by American Butterfly
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To: Texas Eagle

Praise be to allah that there were no reports of any korans being damaged.


20 posted on 06/04/2005 2:23:37 PM PDT by isrul
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To: blueberry12
UNFORGIVABLE


21 posted on 06/04/2005 2:23:56 PM PDT by Dallas59 (" I have a great team that is going to beat George W. Bush" John Kerry -2004)
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To: blueberry12

Reading the Koran is mishandling it. Flushing it down the toilet only does harm to the toilet.


22 posted on 06/04/2005 2:24:11 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
WE NEED TO KEEP OURSELVES FROM FALLING INTO THE 'RATS' AND MSM'S GIRLYMAN TRAP.

Welcome to the world of PC. I wonder if we can ever crawl out of that hole?

23 posted on 06/04/2005 2:27:18 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: American Butterfly
Who cares? It's just a damn book.

Hummm, I agree. I think you misunderstood...I was thanking Texas Eagle for the picture of the WTC as a reminder, just in case there are those that are going soft on this issue.

I usually refrain from commenting on these threads as I do not want to get banned. Personally, we should not be having these problems, as my theory is take no prisoners. Therefore, no Gitmo, no terrorists incarcerated that we provide special meals AND supply the damn book for. I know, I know, they provide valuable intel...I will stop here.

24 posted on 06/04/2005 2:36:49 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - L O V E - my attitude problem!)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

Didn't the prisoners threw feces at the guards?


25 posted on 06/04/2005 2:38:54 PM PDT by Milligan
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To: Dallas59

Thank you for posting the 9/11 Towers pictures. As sick as it makes my heart, I NEED to see it.


26 posted on 06/04/2005 2:41:14 PM PDT by freeagle
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To: Milligan
"Didn't the prisoners threw feces at the guards?"

Not just feces, Holy Islamic Feces. You have desacrated the most holiest of allah the feces in allahs creation. Only Mooslimes should be allowed to handle the holy feces of Eyeslime.

27 posted on 06/04/2005 2:42:40 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Man, You should have seen them, kickin Edgar Allen Poe! Koo Koo Kachoo)
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To: Altair333

Silly me, I always thought that they just came smelling like urine.


28 posted on 06/04/2005 2:43:00 PM PDT by brooklin
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To: blueberry12

How many times has this been posted now?

Initially they claimed that it got 'flushed'.
Well, that wasn't rue.
So they kept harping about it.
Fine, they want 'desecration', how about them blowing up one of their own mosques?


29 posted on 06/04/2005 2:44:55 PM PDT by Darksheare (Hey troll, Sith happens.)
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To: blueberry12

Pixx on the Koran!... or whatever. Their second most religious book, requires them to spread their religion by the sword - you either convert, pay a tax or die A religion of peace indeed - peace on all their books and them as well.


30 posted on 06/04/2005 2:58:36 PM PDT by -=Wing_0_Walker=- (Don't spit in my eye and charge me for eyewash!)
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To: Altair333

CNN be damned. Take the freaking Korans, Qurans, whatever away from every criminal. Have it piped into them 24-7, read by someone like Barbara Streisand or Jeanine Garafalo. I'm sick to death of the U. S. media treating murderous scum like religious martyrs.


32 posted on 06/04/2005 3:20:50 PM PDT by Dionysius
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To: Justanobody
"I usually refrain from commenting on these threads as I do not want to get banned."

Please see this -> link <- for a short list of FReepers who have done so and yet somehow still managed to not get banned.

33 posted on 06/04/2005 3:24:21 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Well, one is read from the front to the back, and one is read from the back to the front. It's the binding that's identical: read and believe, and you're bound for Hell. .


34 posted on 06/04/2005 3:27:40 PM PDT by Salgak ((don't mind me, the Orbital Mind Control Lasers are making me write this. . . . FNORD!!))
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To: blueberry12

The Saudi's and the Saudi Government can confiscate and burn the Bible all day long, but let one Koran be slightly disturbed, and the whole world ignites. I'm sorry if I refuse to be aggravated by never ending stories of "koran abuse".

Reference Link to my statement:

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=%5C%5CForeignBureaus%5C%5Carchive%5C%5C200505%5C%5CFOR20050523b.html


Rhetorical Question:

When did the Koran and Islam become so holy and mighty that it dominates the respect market?

When Islam pays the exact same amount of respect towards my faith and my Bible as I am demanded to pay to them, I'll listen to their criticism.


35 posted on 06/04/2005 3:47:46 PM PDT by judicial meanz
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To: Texas Eagle
Thanks for posting the picture.

9.11.01
Never forget.
36 posted on 06/04/2005 3:52:39 PM PDT by Sweet_Sunflower29 (No Christian child should be left behind in public schools.)
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To: Delta 21

' just the Bible '

Precisely! Where are all the stories condemning the killing of Christians. Moreover, where WAS Amnesty International and the liberal media when Saddam was killing Muslims?


37 posted on 06/04/2005 4:23:02 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: Leapfrog

Thanks Leapfrog. Mighty impressive list so I guess I'm in good company. ;*)


38 posted on 06/04/2005 5:40:43 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - L O V E - my attitude problem!)
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To: blueberry12
Click the Pic
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for 428K excerpt


AND....

Does anyone remember when Muslims used the birthplace of Jesus for a bathroom?

Stench Fills Jesus' Birthplace After Siege:
PALIS TURN CHURCH INTO TRUCK STOP RESTROOM

May 10, 2002 03:44 PM ET | Paul Casciato and Michael Georgy

Posted on 05/10/2002 4:01:06 PM EDT by Cinnamon Girl

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) - The overwhelming stench of urine was the first thing to hit visitors who entered the shrine in Bethlehem revered as the birthplace of Jesus.

The standoff between Palestinian militants and the Israeli army at the Church of the Nativity,[snip]
39 posted on 06/04/2005 5:46:13 PM PDT by DocRock
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To: Justanobody
"I guess I'm in good company."

You are now.

40 posted on 06/04/2005 6:13:28 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: Flyer

My thoughts exactly.


41 posted on 06/04/2005 7:31:25 PM PDT by TapTap (</Judicial Tyranny>)
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To: Leapfrog

;*)


42 posted on 06/04/2005 7:46:09 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - L O V E - my attitude problem!)
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To: Delta 21

Great cartoon!


43 posted on 06/05/2005 7:37:05 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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