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Ask Me if I Care About ‘Mishandling’ of Koran
mensnewsdaily ^ | June 5, 2005 | Doug Patton

Posted on 06/05/2005 5:07:34 PM PDT by mdittmar

First, Newsweek pulled a Dan Rather on us, running a fabricated story just because they wanted it to be true. They told the world that an American guard at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center had ripped pages from a prisoner’s Koran and flushed it down a toilet. As a result, innocent people died when practitioners of Islam rioted in protest in Afghanistan.

Oops, said Newsweek , it seems we can’t back up our story. Oh well, it’s probably true; we just can’t prove it. (Isn’t it convenient for Newsweek that the media now have “Deep Throat” to talk about so they can revel in their glory days and divert our attention from their criminal negligence.)

The lie heard round the world about the flushed Koran has caused convulsions in the Bush Administration and forced the Pentagon to launch an investigation of unfounded allegations contained in an unsubstantiated story. The results of said investigation are now in, and it seems there are at least five incidents of “mishandling” of the Koran at Gitmo.

Well, guess what? I DON’T CARE!

Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001? Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from our nation’s capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania? Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning death that day, or didn’t they?

And I’m supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was “desecrated” when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet? Well, I don’t. I don’t care at all.

I’ll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia.

I’ll care when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry for hacking off Nick Berg’s head while Berg screamed through his gurgling, slashed throat.

I’ll care when the cowardly so-called “insurgents” in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.

I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I’ll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

I’ll care when Clinton-appointed judges stop ordering my government to release photos of the abuses at Abu Ghraib, which are sure to set off the Islamic extremists just as Newsweek’s lies did a few weeks ago.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don’t care.

When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college hazing incident, rest assured that I don’t care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank that I don’t care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being “mishandled,” you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts that I don’t care.

And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes it’s spelled “Koran” and other times “Quran.” Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and — you guessed it — I don’t care!


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; koran; quran; religionofhate; whocares
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Couldn't have said it better.
1 posted on 06/05/2005 5:07:35 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Racist!!!!!!!!!! :) HA! Just kidding!


2 posted on 06/05/2005 5:09:08 PM PDT by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, released in March. Buy it. I need new shoes. :))
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To: mdittmar

Stunning


3 posted on 06/05/2005 5:12:04 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: mdittmar

When they can put the head back on one innocent they decapitated, I might start caring about the book of rants authored by a murdering pedophile.


4 posted on 06/05/2005 5:12:05 PM PDT by abclily
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To: mdittmar

Thanks for saying what we all want to say!


5 posted on 06/05/2005 5:14:10 PM PDT by StoneColdTaxHater
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To: mdittmar
Spot friggin' ON!!
6 posted on 06/05/2005 5:19:58 PM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: mdittmar

Fine article, thanks for posting it.


7 posted on 06/05/2005 5:21:37 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: mdittmar

OUTSTANDING!

SEMPER FI AND GODSPEED!


8 posted on 06/05/2005 5:22:25 PM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 (SAVED BY GRACE AND GRACE ALONE!)
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To: mdittmar

Sounds like your give a damn's busted!

I know mine is.


9 posted on 06/05/2005 5:24:11 PM PDT by vipervomit (gun control means being able to hit your target!)
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To: mdittmar
Very few Americans care about the so-called "mishandling" of the Koran, but that doesn't stop the leftist MSM from trying their darndest to convince us that we should care. ....and that the Bush admin is to blame, of course.
10 posted on 06/05/2005 5:25:30 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: mdittmar

seriously...does anyone of the dirtbags in the lib MSM get this upset when the scuzlims burn American flags???

oh, that's right- they fight for the right to burn our flag....silly me!


11 posted on 06/05/2005 5:26:06 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Graybeard58

Maybe Senator Specter needs to read this--they just said on Fox that he is calling for hearings by the Judiciary Committee into the torture and mistreatment claims...

They said next week, and you KNOW who is on that committee, Kennedy and Levin, two of the biggest anti-american war screamers in the senate...seems like Spector must be paying back a "debt", huh?


12 posted on 06/05/2005 5:26:15 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Justice)
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To: mdittmar

*applause*


13 posted on 06/05/2005 5:27:15 PM PDT by Blue Champagne
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To: mdittmar

If the Koran (Qaran, etc.) is motivating the 'slams to do the items listed above, it SHOULD BE DESTROYED!


14 posted on 06/05/2005 5:27:49 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: mdittmar

Amen and BUMP!


15 posted on 06/05/2005 5:28:04 PM PDT by upchuck (If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mdittmar
I'd be willing to bet that Doug Patton's opinion likely reflects that of the majority of the country.

Americans, by and large, couldn't care less about a freaking Koran --a book that represents a religion that most in this country finds abhorrent in the first place.

16 posted on 06/05/2005 5:30:57 PM PDT by Drew68 (IYAOYAS! Semper Gumby!)
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To: mdittmar
Total agreement.

This whole thing is ridiculous.

17 posted on 06/05/2005 5:31:27 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: mdittmar

Someone finally said it!


18 posted on 06/05/2005 5:31:41 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: mdittmar

Brilliant!


19 posted on 06/05/2005 5:34:50 PM PDT by pbear8 (Navigatrix, Tomas Torquemada Gentleman's Club - Ladies Auxiliary)
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To: mdittmar
Well, guess what? I DON’T CARE!

dittos and bump to that
20 posted on 06/05/2005 5:35:56 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: mdittmar

21 posted on 06/05/2005 5:36:29 PM PDT by Delta 21 (MKC USCG -ret)
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To: mdittmar
When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being “mishandled,” you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts that I don’t care.

Actually, I do care -- I want the prisoner shot and the book flushed.

22 posted on 06/05/2005 5:36:50 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: mdittmar

AMEN!


23 posted on 06/05/2005 5:36:55 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: mdittmar

24 posted on 06/05/2005 5:37:23 PM PDT by Sir Gawain (Jeb Pilate and the Republican Congress: Stood by while someone died)
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To: mdittmar
Ask me if I care...


25 posted on 06/05/2005 5:38:27 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Mr. Mojo
Did anyone in the lamestream media care when the PA islamofascists took over the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and desecrated it? No? Why should I care about a few books being "desecrated" when there is a war in Africa to exterminate Christians.....

Hey lamestream media.....my givadamn's busted, too! You are extremely dangerous to the American way of life!
26 posted on 06/05/2005 5:39:57 PM PDT by duckbutt ( If you let a smile be your umbrella, then most likely your butt will get soaking wet.)
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To: mdittmar

Exactly so...


27 posted on 06/05/2005 5:40:04 PM PDT by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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OH NO!!!! Their precious holie book is getting all torn and stuff.......:( Guess what? I don't care either.............


28 posted on 06/05/2005 5:41:36 PM PDT by stormyseas
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To: DTogo
Spot friggin' ON!!

...and a hearty Oooh-Rah! to boot!

29 posted on 06/05/2005 5:43:50 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("It's a 'dog eat dog' world out there and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear.")
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To: Sir Gawain

my sentiments exactly.


30 posted on 06/05/2005 5:44:03 PM PDT by prophetic ("I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things."--Dan Rather)
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To: mdittmar
How   i n s e n s i t v e !!

ML/NJ

31 posted on 06/05/2005 5:48:48 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: mdittmar

UH..RAH .... LOVE YA DUDE ... BEAT THEM UP AND TAKE NO PRISONERS.


32 posted on 06/05/2005 5:49:06 PM PDT by fedupjohn
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To: conspiratoristo; Pontiac; boxerblues; dubyaismypresident; GOP_Lady; DollyCali; Commiewatcher; ...

Pinging! (Thought you all would like to see this.)


33 posted on 06/05/2005 5:50:00 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: abclily
How racist and politically incorrect of you-- we need to correct your sentence:

When they can put the head back on one innocent they decapitated, I might start caring about the book of rants authored dictated by a murdering, illiterate pedophile to his brainwashed minions.

34 posted on 06/05/2005 5:52:17 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: mdittmar

I don't care about the handling of the Koran either. But I do care about the liberal media making a big deal about it.


35 posted on 06/05/2005 5:52:30 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: mdittmar

DEAFENING APPLAUSE!


36 posted on 06/05/2005 5:52:32 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: mdittmar

I think this pretty much sums up my attitude as well.


37 posted on 06/05/2005 5:53:17 PM PDT by Tempestuous
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To: mdittmar
This story is like the Abu Ghraib "story" and the upcoming Downing Street memo "story" - have you ever met anyone who cares?

I haven't, and I don't know anybody who has, either.

Maybe I should get out more?

38 posted on 06/05/2005 5:54:41 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God)
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To: God luvs America
scuzlims

I think that's a keeper.

39 posted on 06/05/2005 5:55:56 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God)
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To: mdittmar

Megadittos.


40 posted on 06/05/2005 5:56:31 PM PDT by veronica
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To: mdittmar

I'll drink to that.


41 posted on 06/05/2005 5:57:04 PM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: All

Great post &10000 agree with you..Who gives 2 flying craps ..The same people who are upset by mishandling the Koran ane the same crowd who thinks people who follow religion are retarded.Well, can't have both sides of it >


42 posted on 06/05/2005 5:57:46 PM PDT by hineybona
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To: mdittmar

I care when pulp fiction like the Koran can't be converted, at the last possible moment of its usefulness, into Charmin.


43 posted on 06/05/2005 5:58:44 PM PDT by Tax Government (Put down the judicial insurrection. Contribute to FR.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Thanks. Appreciate the editing.


44 posted on 06/05/2005 5:59:37 PM PDT by abclily
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To: mdittmar

Here's my 2 cents

If anyone purposefully "desecrated" a Koran to humiliate the thugs in Gitmo. I'm mildly irritated because it becomes fodder of the loony left.

If someone tore out a page rolled a stogie with pig dung and made them smoke it in order to save an American life, then I'm perfectly OK with it.

The loony left is going to be irritated no matter what, so let make it worthwhile.


45 posted on 06/05/2005 5:59:46 PM PDT by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: Jim Noble

Come to nY City , all the jerk offs here are ALL UPSET about the Koran and our troops "tourture" of prisoners at gitmo. Boy have my neighbors forgotten 9/11 FAST. I watched it live and smelled the bodies for days afterwards..Guess they forgot..I WONT >EVER I know who did it too ..I WONT forget that either..


46 posted on 06/05/2005 5:59:55 PM PDT by hineybona
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To: Tempestuous

My sentiments precisely.


47 posted on 06/05/2005 6:00:05 PM PDT by flaglady47
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To: Neets; Bitwhacker; JRandomFreeper; Utah Girl; Molly Pitcher; lysie; Northern Yankee

An "I don't care" ping.:)


48 posted on 06/05/2005 6:00:38 PM PDT by MozartLover ( Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.)
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To: Jorge

These Hindus don't seem to mind.

49 posted on 06/05/2005 6:01:03 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: hineybona

So the New Yorkers forgot already, huh? Pathetic.


50 posted on 06/05/2005 6:01:32 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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