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US Official Visits Va. Mosque To Apologize For Koran Burning
WNYW-TV ^ | February 25, 2012

Posted on 02/25/2012 8:37:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A Defense Department official visited a Virginia mosque Friday to reiterate the White House's apologies for the burning of Korans at a US military base in Afghanistan, pledging that those responsible will be held "appropriately accountable."

Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, attended services at the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Va., and told the congregation he was there to express his "sincere regret" on behalf of the Department of Defense for the incident.

On Monday, coalition forces at Bagram Air Field brought a truckload of Islamic holy books from a detention facility to an incinerator after the detainees allegedly used the texts to pass secrets and what were described as "extremist" messages to one another.

Afghans stepped in to rescue the books, though some were already burned. The incident, viewed as an affront to Muslims, sparked widespread protests, resulting in the deaths of 24 people in four days of violence. Two US troops were shot and killed by an Afghan soldier at a base in Nangarhar Province Thursday.

Lavoy said Friday that the holy books were burned "unknowingly and improperly" and that the military "neglected, out of ignorance, long-established, correct procedures for handling religious materials."

"I know that apologies are never enough and do not erase this incident," he said, adding, "We will hold people appropriately accountable."

He also noted that US commander Gen. John Allen apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai and to the Afghan government and people, that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized and pledged to personally review results of an investigation into the incident and that President Barack Obama wrote a letter of apology to Karzai that US Ambassador Ryan Crocker delivered by hand.

The string of apologies from the Obama administration has come under harsh criticism by Republicans. Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called the president's apology "an outrage" and a "destructive double standard," while Sarah Palin tweeted that the "US trained & protected Afghan Army can apologize for killing our soldiers yesterday."


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; dhimmitude; islam; koranburning; lavoy; mosqueapology; mosquespeech; obama; palin
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They are actually going to turn those personnel over to the Afghans?
1 posted on 02/25/2012 8:38:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is total bull ——.


2 posted on 02/25/2012 8:42:24 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

Absolutely makes me puke.


3 posted on 02/25/2012 8:43:28 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its a trial balloon. There is no SOFA agreement.All there is a two page outline which favor us. The Afganis have no legal standing what so ever.


4 posted on 02/25/2012 8:44:33 PM PST by U-238
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the U.S. government tries to extradite the soldiers the government will have on hell of a fight from their defense attorneys.


5 posted on 02/25/2012 8:46:34 PM PST by U-238
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just another dirt bag from the Zero regime supposedly talking for the American people. If I thought it was worth it, I'd buy a Koran, crap on it and burn it. The Obama regime can restrict Bibles from being shipped over to our service personnel but will go out of their way to hand out the pedophile’s Koran to anyone who wants one. We need to get Obama out of office before the Islamic Muslims attack us again using their sleepers.
6 posted on 02/25/2012 8:46:48 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (Conservatives over liberals every time. No discussion, no argument, no liberals)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are apologizing to “American” muslims? What? Are the American muslims going to send a secret code to their buddies that its ok? What the heck?


7 posted on 02/25/2012 8:47:18 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Apologize???? - If Rumsfeld should have been fired and Bush impeached over Abu Ghraib, shouldn’t the world expect similar fates for Panetta and Obama???.....


8 posted on 02/25/2012 8:47:18 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The imam of this mosque is affiliated with the Moslem Brotherhood. It is a big place, the largest islamo center in Northern VA. Not far from Dulles IAP, I believe.
9 posted on 02/25/2012 8:48:31 PM PST by robowombat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WTF!


10 posted on 02/25/2012 8:49:37 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: robowombat

We live in a suicidal society


11 posted on 02/25/2012 8:49:37 PM PST by sonic109 (no compromise with Marxist)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Afghans stepped in to rescue the books, though some were already burned. The incident, viewed as an affront to Muslims, sparked widespread protests, resulting in the deaths of 24 people in four days of violence. Two US troops were shot and killed by an Afghan soldier at a base in Nangarhar Province Thursday.

The Religion of Peace at it again.

12 posted on 02/25/2012 8:50:27 PM PST by matt04
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Worthless government bureaucrat apologizing to worthless Saracen bastards. Pretty damned worthless on both ends.


13 posted on 02/25/2012 8:50:43 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: U-238

Yep, a trial balloon backed and endorsed by the Ghazi in OUR White House...


14 posted on 02/25/2012 8:51:09 PM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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I think that Obama needs to read the agreement the Afganis singned in 2001. This agreement gave us a blank check what we can do in their borders.


15 posted on 02/25/2012 8:53:07 PM PST by U-238
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To: robowombat

FEBRUARY 25, 2012, 11:45 P.M. ET.
“U.S. Pulls Out Advisers After Two Killed in Kabul”
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203918304577244952769264844.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

A Colonel and a Major, shot in the head, execution style.

Also see Atlas Shrugs.


16 posted on 02/25/2012 8:53:17 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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....detainees allegedly used the texts to pass secrets and what were described as "extremist" messages to one another.....

Not that Barry cares...

17 posted on 02/25/2012 8:54:49 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Nitehawk0325

Order a free Quran,

http://www.bing.com/search?setmkt=en-US&q=free+quran

or a lot of them, and do with them as you please, it must cost a couple of dollars for every one that they ship out.


18 posted on 02/25/2012 8:56:17 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What did the Afghans do with the Korans that their own people desecrated after “rescuing” them?

John Bolton said that burning is the proper protocol for disposing of desecrated Korans.


19 posted on 02/25/2012 8:56:50 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

Burning is also the proper way to dispose of old US flags and old Bibles. Should we attack ourselves?


20 posted on 02/25/2012 9:05:32 PM PST by pankot
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