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How to Handle the Koran; Official D.O.D. Guidelines. (No Similar Rules for Christian Bible)
MichaelSavage.Com ^ | Jan 19, '03 | D.O.D.

Posted on 06/07/2005 7:26:41 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay

JTF-GTMO-JDOG-CO 19 JAN 03 MEMORANDUM FOR All personnel, JDOG SUBJECT: Camp Delta Interim SOP Modification: Inspecting/Handling Detainee Korans Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

1. General. The purpose of this SOP is to provide guidance and set specific procedures for the handling and inspecting of detainee Korans.

2. Intent. To ensure the safety of the detainees and MPs while respecting the cultural dignity of the Korans thereby reducing the friction over the searching the Korans. JTF-GTMO personnel directly working with detainees will avoid handling or touching the detainee’s Koran whenever possible. When military necessity does require the Koran to be search, the subsequent procedures will be followed.

3. Inspection. a. The MP informs the detainee that the Chaplain or a Muslim interpreter will inspect Koran. If the detainee refuses the inspection at any time, the noncompliance is reported to the Detention Operations Center (DOC) and logged appropriately by the block NCO. b. The Koran will not be touched or handled by the MP. c. The Chaplain or Muslim interpreter will give instructio ns to the detainee who will handle the Koran. He may or may not require a language specific interpreter. d. The inspector is examining so as to notice an unauthorized items, markings, or any indicators that raises suspicion about the contents of the Koran. e. The inspector will instruct the detainee to first open the one cover with one hand while holding the Koran in the other thus exposing the inside cover completely. f. The inspector instructs the detainee to open pages in an upright manner (as if reading the Koran). This is a random page search and not every page is to be turned. Pages will be turned slowly enough to clearly see the pages. g. The inspector has the detainee show the inside of the back cover of the Koran.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE JOINT TASK FORCE GUANTANAMO HEADQUARTERS, JOINT DETENTION OPERATION GROUP (JDOG) GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA APO AE 09360 JTF-GTMO-JDOG-CO SUBJECT: Camp Delta Interim SOP Modification:

Inspecting/Handling Detainee Korans Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) h. The detainee is instructed to show both ends of the Koran while the book is closed so that inspector can note the binding while closed paying attention to abnormal contours or protrusions associated with the binding. The intent is to deduce if anything may be in the binding without forcing the detainee to expose the binding, which may be construed as culturally insensitive or offensive given the significance of the Koran. i. How the detainee reacted, observation by other detainees, and other potentially relevant observations will be annotated appropriately on the block significant activities sheet as well as staff journal.

4. Handling. a. Clean gloves will be put on in full view of the detainees prior to handling. b. Two hands will be used at all times when handling the Koran in manner signaling respect and reverence. Care should be used so that the right hand is the primary one used to manipulate any part of the Koran due to the cultural association with the left hand. Handle the Koran as if it were a fragile piece of delicate art. c. Ensure that the Koran is not placed in offensive areas such as the floor, near the toilet or sink, near the feet, or dirty/wet areas.

5. Removal. a. Korans should be left in the cell as a general rule (save in MSU), even when a detainee is moved to another cell or block. In principal, every cell (except MSU) will have a Koran “assigned” to it. b. If a Koran must be removed at the direction the CJDOG, the detainee library personnel or Chaplain will be contacted to retrieve and properly store the Koran in the detainee library. The request for the librarian/Chaplain, as well as the retrieval itself, will be logged appropriately. c. If the Chaplain, librarian, or Muslim interpreter, within the needs of the situation, cannot remove the Koran, then the MP may remove the Koran after approved by the DOC (who notes this in the MP Blotter) IAW the following procedures: 1) Clean gloves will be put on in full view of the detainees prior to handling

JTF-GTMO-JDOG-CO SUBJECT: Camp Delta Interim SOP Modification: Inspecting/Handling Detainee Korans Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

2) Two hands will be used at all times when handling the Koran in manner signaling respect and reverence.

3) Place a clean, dry, detainee towel on the detainee bed and then place the Koran on top of the clean towel in a manner, which allows it to be wrapped without turning the Koran over at any time in a reverent manner. Ensure that the Koran is not placed in offensive areas such as the floor, near the toilet or sink, near the feet, or dirty/wet area when doing this activity. d. How the detainee reacted, observation by other detainees, and other potentially relevant observations will be annotated appropriately on the block significant activities sheet as well as staff journal. e. The Koran shall be returned to the librarian, Chaplain, or DOC (in that order). f. Exception: Detainee in MSU may have a Koran if specifically authorized by a 508-1 or the Level 5 Block Entitlement Form. Once detainee leaves MSU, the same handling/removing policies and procedures remain in effect.

6. Korans are the property of the U.S. Government and as such will remain in the cells only to be removed at the JDOG Commander’s decision. 7. For further information or clarification, please contact the JDOG DOC @ 3239.

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To: fight_truth_decay

Yes, and that is why the NYT and other media outlets trying to undermine this reasonable part of our overall strategy are treasonous.


51 posted on 06/07/2005 9:42:40 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti! Khristos Voskrese! Al-Masih Qam! Hristos a Inviat!)
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To: joesnuffy

I would like to see the Wahabbists kept (and thrown) out of the US as seditious, but that doesn't invalidate what I said.

Open borders is idiocy, CAFTA would find a defender in Adam Smith, while divide-and-conqueror is how successful empires throughout history have dealt with large but disorganized threats. Islam is such a threat. I'm sorry to say post-9/11 through no choice of our own, we have to think and behave like an empire or we will soon cease to be a constitutional republic.


52 posted on 06/07/2005 9:48:41 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti! Khristos Voskrese! Al-Masih Qam! Hristos a Inviat!)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Hey!
Isn't this blatantly "respecting an establishment of religion" by the U.S. Government?
ACLU?
Hello?


53 posted on 06/07/2005 11:56:46 PM PDT by ppaul
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To: fight_truth_decay
3. Inspection. a. The MP informs the detainee that the Chaplain or a Muslim interpreter will inspect Koran.

Why bother? Just have some extras, bring the extras in some kind of suitable case, and trade them on a periodic basis.

54 posted on 06/08/2005 12:03:37 AM PDT by The Red Zone (Florida, the sun-shame state, and Illinois the chicken injun.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
3. Inspection. a. The MP informs the detainee that the Chaplain or a Muslim interpreter will inspect Koran.

Why bother? Just have some extras, bring the extras in some kind of suitable case, and trade them on a periodic basis. (And inspect when out of sight)

55 posted on 06/08/2005 12:05:49 AM PDT by The Red Zone (Florida, the sun-shame state, and Illinois the chicken injun.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Shouldn't we also be forced to kiss the Koran whenever we see one?


56 posted on 06/08/2005 12:10:23 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: fight_truth_decay
It's going to take a few more serious attacks on American soil before we get serious with these Moo bastards, obviously.

Destroy them, level their dwellings, salt the earth, crap on the Korans for good measure. Cause the few survivors to piss themselves in terror just thinking about the USA.

In the meantime, though, the politicians will grovel in fear of Moo outrage. Until a few of them get blown up the next time.

57 posted on 06/08/2005 12:15:15 AM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: muawiyah

At the moment we have a war on and the funny little foreign people who wear bedsheets have to be kept pacified insofar as is possible



The best way to pacify them is by instilling in them FEAR. TELL EM, if they don't do exactly as they are told we will take their Ko f-ing rans and shove them up a pigs butt and then make em eat it.

This new policy does in no way pacify but emboldens them.


58 posted on 06/08/2005 11:07:03 PM PDT by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: TomasUSMC
Not really ~ lot less of their nonsense going on these days.

BTW, Pancho Villa invaded the United States and as he did so one of his riflemen shot out a town clock. It remains stopped at 4-11

59 posted on 06/09/2005 4:52:19 AM PDT by muawiyah (q)
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To: The_Reader_David
BTW, Rome dealt with most external threats by co-opting the threatening people. They offered Roman citizenship, trade, culture, etc.

Sometimes they'd have trouble and have to disperse the population of course.

I think that's what you are talking about with "divide and conquer" ~ this dispersal business ~ but with Rome it was rare.

60 posted on 06/09/2005 4:55:00 AM PDT by muawiyah (q)
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To: muawiyah

No, it's the coopting: they usually didn't manage to coopt all of a group. If they got the main leaders they did, otherwise they'd get someone to rise against the main leader (divide and conqueror).


61 posted on 06/09/2005 11:01:37 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (Christ is Ascended! The Lord is gone up with a shout!)
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