Skip to comments.Official: Burned Islamic religious material had 'extremist inscriptions' (Obama apologized anyway)
Posted on 02/21/2012 1:37:08 PM PST by tobyhill
Religious materials -- including Qurans that were burned at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, sparking Afghan protests -- were removed from the library of a detainee center "because of extremist inscriptions" on them, a military official said Tuesday.
There was "an appearance that these documents were being used to facilitate extremist communications," a military official said.
"Additionally, some of the documents were extremist in and of themselves, apparently originating from outside of Afghanistan," the official said.
The official said the material was burned, but authorities are attempting to determine how much.
The uproar prompted Gen. John Allen, commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force, to issue a directive "that all coalition forces in Afghanistan will complete training in the proper handling of religious materials no later than March 3," the NATO-led force said..
The training will include "the identification of religious materials, their significance, correct handling and storage," according to the statement from coalition forces.
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Shouldn't the Islamist nuts want to put the graffiti artists to death?
How much were they burned? Curious cats want to know. Merely a light toasting, or ashes of ashes?
If I recall correctly, didn’t “our” military, without apology, burn Bibles taken from our troops over in Afghanistan a while back?
Also, WHO LEAKED THIS TIME AND WHY?
The koran should not be burned. That’s a waste of perfectly good bird cage liner.
Isn’t the Koran itself full of “extremist inscriptions?”
Problem is a smart bird would crap himself to death.
I wasn’t aware the locals could read.
“Thats a waste of perfectly good bird cage liner”.
...I wouldn’t even allow it in my bird’s cage. That’s for the NYT and Wash Compost. Good for dung beetles to get creative with though.
Can the entire Koran fit on a double roll of single ply? I’d be willing to pay extra.
Well General islam is not a religion. It is a death cult/social/political system.......
No need for training.
Foreign contractors who work on the base, taking out the garbage etc, found burnt pages of the Koran..and then all hell broke loose.
What was the “extremist language”? It could be “death to all Jews, polythesists and Crusaders” or it could be a verse from the Koran.
Who approved destroying the Koran’s. You know what couldn’t have been done at the local level and my bet is that it had WH approval.
So nice to see someone still writing English on this site: i.e., Koran instead of, in Obamatalk, Quran.
Now I am going to have to burn another Koran this weekend. I don’t know why the government is suddenly into book worship but takes pleasure in sexually molesting innocent people at the airports.
Thank you. Myself, I prefer to refuse to capitalize their words as doing so denotes their words as proper nouns. There’s nothing proper about islam, the koran, or mohammed the pedophile.