Skip to comments.Afghan laborer recalls rage as he tried to save charred Korans
Posted on 02/23/2012 1:13:30 PM PST by ColdOne
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (Reuters) - In a small room near NATO's sprawling Bagram Airbase, Sayed Jamil fumes as he remembers how three U.S. soldiers ignored the pleas of fellow laborers not to burn dozens of copies of the Koran, the Muslim holy book.
Jamil, 22, was with other workers at a disposal centre inside the base when a woman and two men, wearing U.S. military uniforms, arrived on Monday in a truck piled with religious material and books.
While the vehicle was stopped at the centre gate, another laborer named Wali glanced in the back and saw the Korans, which the Americans dumped into an oven.
The burning of the holy books lasted just five minutes, but that short action could complicate U.S.-led efforts to pacify Afghanistan before NATO combat troops leave at the end of 2014.
"I was ready to shed my blood and kill them or be killed," Jamil told Reuters, sitting in a heavy winter jacket, a checked scarf tied tight around his neck.
The laborers, after learning from Wali what was in the truck, rushed to the oven to stop what NATO has called a tragic blunder. Their account could not be independently verified, but was backed by local Afghan police and officials.
"We told the driver they were all religious materials and asked why they were burning them. The Americans said they were materials from prisons and they had orders to dispose of them," Jamil said.
The men plunged their hands into the oven to try to save the texts, some burning their fingers and hands as they pulled eight Koran copies from the fire, he said.
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GOOD FRICKEN GRIEF...next film of the said burning.? Amazing how this happens and takes over the MSM news cycle, how convenient for 0.
Cry me a river.
It is time to pull all troops out of the middle east. If the Russians for Chinese want that hell hole, let them have it.
AMERICAN GI RECALLS RAGE AS HE TRIED TO SAVE MURDERED COMRADES
I hope the Marines find him, capture him, tie him to a chair and force feed him bacon.
Ironically burning is one of the acceptable methods of destroying these hate filled books.
Lots of inbreeding.
It was horrible. It was like watching a baby being aborted. It was like watching a woman being stoned to death. It was like.....well, you get the idea.......
“The men plunged their hands into the oven ..”
The ignorant can be taught and the stupid can be led, but there’s no cure for crazy.
(Besides overwhelming firepower.)
A woman being stoned is a good time for them, not a bad thing.
I wonder how many copies of the Koran were destroyed by the 9-11 hijackers?
Gonna make it harder to didle those virgins with burnt fingers but climb right in and we'll have a good start. ;-)
Yet Jamil failed to save many of the Korans from the incinerator.
For that offense, Jamil needs to be killed.
And if Jamil is still alive as of this posting, then those Muslims who are keeping Jamil alive need to be killed too.
And the city that is housing the Muslims that are keeping Jamil alive must be completely destroyed and all its inhabitants killed.
And the country that houses the city that houses the Muslims that are keeping Jamil alive needs to be eradicated and all its inhabitants beheaded, butchered, and burned.
Ah, hell, can we just nuke Afghanistan back into the Stone Age already?
burning humans is just fine of course.
Waiting for him to appear on CNN with....
Someone needs to put a bullet in Jamil’s head. I plan on buying some korans this weekend so I can burn them.. Photo’s will be posted,
What's that? Zero?? Zero Muslims have said anything?
And they have the GALL to complain about FREAKIN PAPER BEING BURNED?
And human excretement like this Leon Panetta gets upset when we "offend" these animals?? TAKES SIDES with these slimebags over our own troops? "Oh they peed on the corpses! I am outraged!"
Like I said many many times, ever since 911...
WHERE IS REAGAN WHEN YOU NEED HIM? LET THE MISSLES FLY! SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE 9/12/2001!!
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