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Pentagon apologizes at local mosque for Quran burning
wlja.com ^ | 2/24/12 | abc7

Posted on 02/24/2012 1:52:05 PM PST by ColdOne

STERLING, Va. (AP) - A senior Pentagon official is apologizing to Washington-area Muslims for the burning of Qurans at a military base in Afghanistan.

Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asia and Pacific security affairs, says the military is investigating and that all troops are being retrained in the handling of religious materials.

Lavoy's remarks were Friday at a mosque in suburban Washington, D.C. They come after protests across Afghanistan over the burning of several Qurans at a U.S. military base. Military officials say 20 people have died in the protests, including two U.S. soldiers.

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1 posted on 02/24/2012 1:52:09 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Just wondering if they pentagon ever apologized to our troops when they took their Bibles and burned them; out of consideration for the Afghan’s of course. Didn’t want to offend them by our guys having Bibles in their country.


2 posted on 02/24/2012 1:55:32 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: ColdOne

Oh get over it, good gried.

Between this and the “Chink in the armor” crap. No wonder real, pressing issues don’t get addressed.


3 posted on 02/24/2012 1:55:46 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (MERRY CHRISTMAS to the ACLU)
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To: ColdOne

Our country has no guts. We are a nation of PUS____!


4 posted on 02/24/2012 1:55:57 PM PST by crazydad
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To: ColdOne

I wonder if he was ordered to do this and who it was that ordered him to do it. Or, did he just take it upon himself to go apologize. Remember 9/11? Guess what. The muzzies won the “War on Terror”. We seemed to have done a lot of flag waving and huffing and puffing for nothing. They won and took over our country.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 2:01:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: ColdOne

F.U. Peter Lavoy

idiots like this have made the US Gov’t is the most pro-sharia institution that exists in the world.

By slavishly following and attending to every radical Muslim grievance, and treating Islam as a uniform monolith from Afghanistan to N. Virginia - they are doing more to promote the notion of the supremacy of Islam. Its more than Osama bin Laden ever hoped to achieve.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 2:02:57 PM PST by PGR88
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To: ColdOne

Why would they go to a mosque to say “I am so sorry, please forgive us” in the first place... you mean a statement or a phone call is not good enough (not that I am for giving an apologize - but that is a whole of issue).


7 posted on 02/24/2012 2:06:17 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: crazydad

Even the Pentagon has been emasculated. Un-freakin’-believable.


8 posted on 02/24/2012 2:06:42 PM PST by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: ColdOne

“Lavoy’s remarks were Friday at a mosque in suburban Washington, D.C.”

Which mosque? I think I can guess, but haven’t seen it identified yet in any news reports.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 2:10:02 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It happened pretty much the way OBL said it would. Only problem for him was his brother ruining his retirement.


10 posted on 02/24/2012 2:10:36 PM PST by ichabod1
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To: ColdOne



11 posted on 02/24/2012 2:11:18 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: ColdOne

There are rumors that an intense attack(s) will occur, not just Taliban but “civilian” Afghan nationals with no ties to terrorist groups, joining the chorus of “Kill all Westerners”. I wonder if the Pentagon/current Administration will allow the soldiers over there to defend themselves?


12 posted on 02/24/2012 2:16:19 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: ColdOne
So, now instead of fighting and killing our enemies, our Pentagon is groveling and apologizing to them?

Sweet.

Bring the troops home. The war is lost.

The next step is this...


13 posted on 02/24/2012 2:17:46 PM PST by Gritty (It’s hard to win a war when you don’t have war aims - Mark Steyn)
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To: ColdOne

Have we have gone to the Devil...???


14 posted on 02/24/2012 2:19:33 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: thouworm; ColdOne
Lavoy’s remarks were Friday at a mosque in suburban Washington, D.C.

Which mosque? I think I can guess, but haven’t seen it identified yet in any news reports.
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Answering my own question:

Lavoy apologized multiple times during a brief speech during prayer services at the ADAMS Center in Sterling, one of the largest mosques in the country.

Source
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"The Axis of Islam in Northern Virginia is defined by Dar Al Hijrah mosque (AKA the 9/11 Mosque) in Falls Church and the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center mosque in Sterling (it takes two distinct points to define a line or axis, doesn't it?)." Northern Virginiastan

15 posted on 02/24/2012 2:24:57 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: ColdOne

When a country elects a muslim as its president, this is what you can expect to happen.


16 posted on 02/24/2012 2:25:22 PM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: ColdOne

When “Muslim Ass Kissing” finally becomes an Olympic event, we’ll stand a very good chance of taking the gold.


17 posted on 02/24/2012 2:27:38 PM PST by VR-21 (God save us from Mister Magoo Republicans.)
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To: ColdOne

did I miss 0bama’s outrage over the killing of American service men and a demand for an apology along with restitution for the family?

they really wouldn’t want me as president. this issue would have been over before it started


18 posted on 02/24/2012 2:32:26 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: ColdOne
Did he call and apologize to the families of the two American soldiers killed by the Afgan Army? Did he note that the Koran's were defaced by the Muslim prisoners and used to pass messages among the terrorists and that destruction by fire was an approved disposal method? Of course not. He played the dhimmi.
19 posted on 02/24/2012 2:32:53 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Leep
gone to the Devil...???

Yes indeed. The whole zer() regime's interaction with our military, and its downfall, is interesting and hair raising - it shows how quickly, with satan-types in power, we can devolve into a USSR or North Korea. The mechanism used is gradualism, albeit in a short period. One thing leads to another, the society becomes by degrees, and accelerates, to becoming more tyrannical and repressive. And as we lose freedom, we have access to more channels of "entertainment".

20 posted on 02/24/2012 2:34:32 PM PST by C210N
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To: ColdOne

The wahabbi corridor again.

Cowards.


21 posted on 02/24/2012 2:36:32 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: ColdOne
I understand that the some Muslims have concerns -- even to fear for their safety.. these are the Islamists (political Islam, jihad and sharia law advocates) and I am compassionate to a fault.

I remember the time when Americans of Japanese origin faced similar threats and were relocated to remote areas for their own safety. (Mostly, but some who were suspected of helping Imperial Japan, their version of Islamists, were held in camps.)

The Islamists living here express great concern for their safety.. well we can do no less to protect them than we did to protect the Americans of Japanese origin -- and the sooner the better.

Keep on demanding and keep on yanking the junk yard dogs' chains, Muhammed. That's real smart.

OK the article did say that "The mosque's imam called on Muslims to respond peacefully and with tolerance."

I will assume that the "reporter" left out his comments about the two servicemen.

There are Muslims -- and I worked with some for a few years, great people, and I lived in Ankara for about a year -- but there are also Islamists. If you check you will find that tens of millions of Muslims in Turkey DO NOT WANT Islamism (political Islam, sharia law).

So as this imam was speaking was there this song playing in the background? give a listen:

. . .
♩♪♫
♫♩♪♫
tah-KEE-yuh
♩♪♫
♫♩♪♫
. . . .

22 posted on 02/24/2012 2:38:07 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: ColdOne
Apology to President Karzai on Behalf of Americans
23 posted on 02/24/2012 2:38:27 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Diogenesis

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR POSTING THOSE, IT NEEDS TO BE POSTED ALL THE TIME.


24 posted on 02/24/2012 2:41:24 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: PGR88

Whomever keeps our enemies list please put that puke Lavoy in the top ten.


25 posted on 02/24/2012 2:48:11 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: samadams2000
I didn't elect Lavoy to speak for me.

If he wants to grovel at islams feet, so be it, but...and I can't say more without risking banishment.

26 posted on 02/24/2012 2:50:55 PM PST by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: ColdOne

We keep apologizing, and no Christian or Jew is willing to fight back, then we lose and they win. Too bad there are no intrade lines on this. Might be illuminating.


27 posted on 02/24/2012 2:54:35 PM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: ColdOne
Have they apologized for flying into our buildings???
28 posted on 02/24/2012 2:54:53 PM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: ColdOne

OK, so the brass goes to mosque and apologizes shoeless

Now all they have to do is turn over the men who burned the defaced texts so they can be beheaded and mutilated by a screeching mob

then the muslims call it OK and hate us only 9 on a scale of 1-10


29 posted on 02/24/2012 3:10:16 PM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: VR-21


30 posted on 02/24/2012 3:19:27 PM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: ColdOne
Disgraceful
31 posted on 02/24/2012 3:21:46 PM PST by tomkat (FUbo .. Galt '12)
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To: ColdOne

It is painfully obvious our Military is in the unfortunate position of fighting an enemy that the CIC refuses to treat as an enemy.

It is a testament to the honor of our men/women in the military that they do not en-mass walk off the battlefield.


32 posted on 02/24/2012 3:26:16 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Wurlitzer

Apologize? Might as well give them a knife and say, “Here cut off my head”...savages they are.


33 posted on 02/24/2012 4:40:34 PM PST by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Newt loves mine!)
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To: ColdOne

For the life of me, I’ve never seen such insane contortions given by the fools in authority for a death cult that calls itself a religion.

Perhaps the Pentagon could simply go back to harrassing and denigrating Christians to make themselves feel better.

Jackasses all of them.


34 posted on 02/24/2012 4:44:08 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: ColdOne

Enough of the apologizing.


35 posted on 02/24/2012 5:01:33 PM PST by U-238
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To: VR-21

LOL! [but so true, unfortunately for America’s future]


36 posted on 02/24/2012 5:49:13 PM PST by IWONDR
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To: ColdOne

Notwithstanding the atrocities committed against us - WHOEVER was in charge of getting rid of the Korans showed a TREMENDOUS lack of judgement.

I was in the military - the commanding officer should have a letter in his jacket preventing him from higher promotion. At THAT level, you MUST be aware of POLITICAL implications - and the commanding officer SHOULD have had the Korans DONATED to the Afghanis.

A LITTLE sensitivity buys A LOT of good will ...


37 posted on 02/24/2012 6:19:09 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: thouworm

Whenever the press uses the generic “a mosque” it inevitably means a mosque with connections to a known “terror charity.”


38 posted on 02/24/2012 7:36:44 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: ColdOne

More proof that the Dept. of Defense leadership is compromised, emasculated, and Ass-Kissing cowards. esp. the Obama civilians.

I have more respect for the No. Vietnamese and VC POWS and defectors I talked with in Vietnam than for these pukes who are letting us lose in Afghanistan and making fools out of ourselves in our own country.

My father-in-law is probably weeping in private (WW2 - Iwo), and my son is not smiling (OIF).

WILL SOMEBODY STAND UP AND TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY?


39 posted on 02/24/2012 7:53:47 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Joe Brower
Remember, we must do whatever to remove this kiss-ass traitor in OUR White House FROM OUR White House.

Keep this picture in mind, and work with all your might to make sure We the People win in November..ANYBODY except kiss-ass oboma.

40 posted on 02/24/2012 8:03:57 PM PST by itssme
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To: Lmo56
I was in the military - the commanding officer should have a letter in his jacket preventing him from higher promotion. At THAT level, you MUST be aware of POLITICAL implications - and the commanding officer SHOULD have had the Korans DONATED to the Afghanis.

IMHO, the biggest mistake made was before Obama and it was to provide prisoners with Korans in the first place. If prison management requires a reward system that includes reading material, let them read dime store novels. No one would care if they were burned up once the prisoners scribbled messages on them, the prisoners wouldn't have access to their main recruiting tool, and the press wouldn't have gotten as far with their fabricated Quran-in-the-toilet story. That story was designed by the leftist press to do political harm and a lot of innocent people both muslim and western were collateral damage.

The most recent mistake before the latest round of ass kissing by the Thief-in-Chief, was made by whoever just recently - and either stupidly or treacherously - thought it necessary to tell a reporter about the disposal. If done with malice towards the mission, whoever did that is just as guilty as the islamic freaks who are rampaging now of any deaths that resulted. And the reporter who thought it neccesary to pass it on has blood on his or her hands, too.

Obama should be grateful for the story though- it isn't about the economy.

41 posted on 02/24/2012 8:10:15 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
IMHO, the biggest mistake made was before Obama and it was to provide prisoners with Korans in the first place.

Maybe. BUT, once the decision was made, when the Korans were to be disposed of - the COMMANDING OFFICER SHOULD HAVE KNOWN that the Korans NEEDED to be disposed of SENSITIVELY ...

The COMMANDING OFFICER is JUST as responsible for the 2 soldiers deaths as the Afghanis who committed them ...

The COMMANDING OFFICER is an IDIOT!

42 posted on 02/24/2012 8:17:21 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: ColdOne

They sent a guy to apologize? Gee. Why didn’t they send a woman?


43 posted on 02/25/2012 4:06:16 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Bryanw92
i>When a country elects a muslim as its president, this is what you can expect to happen.

And then nothing is done about it. Either the congress, the military or millions of Patriots should be removing this enemy from the WH now.
44 posted on 02/25/2012 7:03:01 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Leep
Have we have gone to the Devil...???

Truer words have never been spoken. The U.S. turned it's back on God, now God is ALLOWING Satan to have his way with this country. The only thing that can save this country now is a huge spiritual revival with a lot of repentance.
45 posted on 02/25/2012 7:05:27 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: ColdOne

I would have burned the Mosque and told the zealots they should have brought their Quran’s outside to burn instead of hiding them.


46 posted on 02/25/2012 7:06:11 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: itssme
Remember, we must do whatever to remove this kiss-ass traitor in OUR White House FROM OUR White House.

Keep this picture in mind, and work with all your might to make sure We the People win in November..ANYBODY except kiss-ass oboma.


Now you know, if he is unable to steal the election (which I'm sure he will succeed), he won't go peacefully. He will do what all psycho Islamists do. The "scorched earth policy" on this country.
47 posted on 02/25/2012 7:09:37 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: crosshairs

>>Either the congress, the military or millions of Patriots should be removing this enemy from the WH now.

I agree. He stands up before the American people and laughs in our faces as he lies and knows that no one will call him out for anything. In earlier times, this man would have had to flee the country or would be getting the Ceausescu treatment by now.


48 posted on 02/25/2012 1:11:11 PM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: crosshairs
I agree...obozo will not accept defeat...fanatical, dangerous and unstable. We must save our lives and this country...do what we must.
49 posted on 02/25/2012 7:47:04 PM PST by itssme
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