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Wesley Pruden: The sawdust trail at Guantanamo
Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 8, 2005 | Wesley Pruden

Posted on 06/08/2005 12:48:29 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

Maybe the U.S. Government shouldn't be in the revival business at Guantanamo in the first place. Why shouldn't the prophet's followers furnish their own sawdust? The official line of the Pander Corps appears to be, different strokes for different folks. A crucifix in urine, the Virgin Mary in elephant dung, is High Art, but if someone accidentally steps on a Koran it's time to haul out the guillotine. The Pentagon's generals are investigating accusations that certain officers at the Air Force Academy have been conducting Christian revival meetings among the cadets. If they determine that the Air Force is instructing cadets in the doctrines of the Westminster Confession or the finer points of the Heidelberg Catechism, instead of teaching the handling characteristics of the F-16 fighter-bomber or the killing power of the 500-pound bunkerbuster, somebody in Colorado Springs will be in trouble. He ought to be. On the other hand, someone at the Pentagon has authorized the purchase of hundreds of copies of the Koran, prayer rugs and other accouterments of the Islamic faith, all to encourage the Guantanamo terrorists to pursue such holiness as they may find in the doctrines of the prophet. The president rightly tells us to respect the right of Muslims to honor the Koran as their holy book -- it's the American way, after all

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dod; gitmo; korandesecration; pruden

1 posted on 06/08/2005 12:48:29 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Miss Marple; Howlin; Wait4Truth; eureka!; ken5050

Ping...


2 posted on 06/08/2005 12:49:44 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: jan in Colorado; Dark Skies; Fred Nerks; ariamne; Former Dodger; AmericanArchConservative; ...
Still-amazed-at-what-doen't-seem-to-offend-islam ping...

If the Koran must be treated with such care as to be untouched by anyone but the killers, muggers, rapists and other maniacs at the prison, maybe the Koran ought not to be there in the first place: "What's a nice book like you doing in a joint like this?"

Yet us "filthy kuffar" are deemed so unclean by the spawn of satan that we have to wear gloves to pick to this vile book?

Wipe, flush, repeat.

That's all the use I have for what's left of my Koran.

3 posted on 06/08/2005 3:41:54 AM PDT by USF (I see your Jihad and raise you a Crusade )
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To: USF

Fancy meeting you here just five minutes after watching the President of Pakistan interviewed by our George Negus on Dateline - he says he was only too happy to send Liddi, the horrendously ugly one, off to the US after his security service had obtained whatever intelligence they needed. Was Liddi tortured? Negus wanted to know. Maybe, says Mushareff. We wanted certain information, and I daresay we did whatever we had to, to obtain what we needed to know. But what about his human rights, says Negus.
What about MINE, says Mushareff, the man is a dangerous terrorist, he was behind a number of plots to assassinate me, during which a number of people were killed. What about their human rights? What about the human rights of THEIR families? What are you suggesting that we do, coddle the terrorists and forget about the victims...?

OK. I paraphrased. But that was the gist.

Now, wait for it. The next question was about the desecration of the koran at Gitmo. The big man, the President of Pakistan who smiled when he (almost) admitted that he believed terrorists (fanatical islamists?) should be tortured to obtain information (I AGREE!) said he was shocked, shocked he says, to hear about the way the koran was desecrated...such behaviour would not win the US any friends in muslim countries...blah blah blah.

CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT GOES ON IN A MUSLIM HEAD? SHIITE? YEP! GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT....


4 posted on 06/08/2005 5:18:31 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (Understand Islam. Understand Evil. Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD link My Page.)
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To: Fred Nerks
Islam = insanity.

Pakistan, lecturing us? LOL. 'Ole Mushie can keep me amused with his crazy islamic circus for ages.

One thing I have to give Mushie tho, he's doing one heck of a job walking that circus tightrope so far, and I wouldn't want to be in his position for all the virgins in Allahs pimpdom.

Oh well... back to passing the popcorn again until Mushie get overthrown/killed...

5 posted on 06/08/2005 8:03:25 AM PDT by USF (I see your Jihad and raise you a Crusade )
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To: USF

Yes, I must admit I also admire him, I do wish him a long life!


6 posted on 06/08/2005 3:07:27 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Understand Islam. Understand Evil. Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD link My Page.)
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