Skip to comments.Afghans protest over claim Koran desecrated
Posted on 01/23/2008 5:13:38 AM PST by forkinsocket
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A group of Afghans protested on Monday against what they called the desecration of the Koran by British forces, the district governor said, although he and a British spokesman denied any desecration took place.
Numerous people describing themselves as demonstrators and residents also telephoned a Reuters reporter in the southern city of Kandahar to say some 600 people took part in the protest in Girishk district of neighbouring Helmand province.
Abdul Manaf, Girishk's district governor, said 150 people had demonstrated in the town, but that there had been no desecration of the holy book and Taliban fighters had spread false rumours to provoke a protest.
One self-described protester who introduced himself as Ghulam Mohammad said British soldiers knocked copies of the Muslim holy book out of the hands of villagers.
"The villagers told them that there were no Taliban hiding in the villages and swore by copies of the Koran they had in their hands," he said by telephone. "The British soldiers threw away the Koran and began searching the houses."
Chanting slogans against the Afghan government and foreign troops, the protesters will continue unless the culprits are punished, another man said.
British forces spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Simon Millar said a small protest had taken place, but there had been no desecration of the Koran. He added that there would be a shura, or tribal council, held on Tuesday to discuss the matter.
There was no way of independently confirming the conflicting reports of the desecration.
Bloody protests have sometimes been held across Afghanistan against alleged desecration of the Koran by U.S. soldiers in Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba where the U.S. military is holding hundreds of suspected militants.
Insurgents loyal to the hard-line Islamist Taliban movement are fighting a bitter guerrilla war mainly in the south and east. They have increasingly used suicide and roadside bombs in their campaign to oust the pro-Western Afghan government and eject more than 50,000 foreign troops from the country.
Who has the “Oh geez, not this #### again” picture?
So, what is it now? Somebody spilled some water over a copy?
In this case, natural selection has failed.
Somebody should knock that cursed death manual out of their hands.
How many people in this part of the world have telephones? And how many of those people have the number to Reuters' local office? Weird.
All of you on your knees before the 'noble savages' so you can beg them forgiveness.
Once again remind these reprobates that America respects all religious beliefs... even those that call for our own enslavement and death.
And if that doesn't work then offer to throw another one of our own into the volcano of Islamic rage in order to once again appease our Islamic overlords.
“The villagers told them that there were no Taliban hiding in the villages and swore by copies of the Koran they had in their hands,” he said by telephone. “The British soldiers threw away the Koran and began searching the houses.”
Only questions I have...
1. Did the Brits find any taliban hiding in the houses?
2. Did those “honest” moslems place their hands on the ‘holy” koran and LIE?
The solution my FRiend is to tell them to get bent.
A Muslim is allowed to lie to an infidel. A Muslim is REQUIRED to lie to an infidel if telling the truth would put a fellow Muslim at risk
Baaaah! You ruined my book!
I know that, didn’t add obvious sarc tag to question 2. I really want the answer to question #1. The howling tells me the Brits found something or someone.
I noticed that too. The Taliban must have Reuters on speed-dial!
“Please don’t squeeze the Charmin!”