No Similar Rules for Christian Bible-Michael Savage.
Red Cross Told US of Koran Incidents
By Cam Simpson and Mark Silva
The Chicago Tribune,Thursday 19 May 2005
Washington - The International Committee of the Red Cross documented what it called credible information about US personnel disrespecting or mishandling Korans at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and pointed it out to the Pentagon in confidential reports during 2002 and early 2003, an ICRC spokesman said Wednesday.
Representatives of the ICRC, who have played a key role in investigating abuse allegations at the facility in Cuba and other US military prisons, never witnessed such incidents firsthand during on-site visits, said Simon Schorno, an ICRC spokesman in Washington.
But ICRC delegates, who have been granted access to the secretive camp since January 2002, gathered and corroborated enough similar, independent reports from detainees to raise the issue multiple times with Guantanamo commanders and with Pentagon officials, Schorno said in an interview Wednesday.
Following the ICRC's reports, the Defense Department command in Guantanamo issued almost three pages of detailed, written guidelines for treatment of Korans. Schorno said ICRC representatives did not receive any other complaints or document similar incidents following the issuance of the guidelines on Jan. 19, 2003.
The American people should be informed that merely handling the Koran could constitute desecration in the eyes of the Islamic zealot
In regard to Newsweek's apology for its false Koran-in-the-toilet story, Gary Bauer, president of American Values, has commented, "I wonder if anyone at Newsweek recalled that it was the U.S. Government that supplied Korans to the Muslim prisoners in the first place?" The same question applies to the Post. Bauer notes that the U.S. military gives the prisoners access to their holy book while the terrorists cut peoples' heads off. But guess who gets most of the media criticism?
Isn't this blatantly "respecting an establishment of religion" by the U.S. Government?
Why bother? Just have some extras, bring the extras in some kind of suitable case, and trade them on a periodic basis.
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)
Shouldn't we also be forced to kiss the Koran whenever we see one?
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.