Skip to comments.Will Obama hand over Koran-burning soldiers to Islamic court?
Posted on 02/29/2012 8:44:11 PM PST by FatMax
An Afghan government website has reported that NATO officials have promised to bring the American soldiers responsible for burning the Koran to justice in an open trial.
The website of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Government Media and Information Center (an official government site) states: "NATO officials promised to meet Afghan nations [sic] demand of bringing to justice, through an open trial, those responsible for the incident and it was agreed that the perpetrators of the crime be brought to justice as soon as possible."
If this is true, and we do not know yet if it is, handing over US servicemembers to a sharia court in Afghanistan could be one of the most unconscionable acts ever conducted by our government.
Obama reportedly sent a three-page letter to Afghan president Hamid Karzai, but the White House won't fully disclose the letter. A small portion of Obama's letter - suspiciously (and perhaps deliberately) ambiguous - is floating around stating "We will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible."
What does the president mean, holding the soldiers accountable to military law? They didn't do anything wrong. If they did, show us what code they violated. Or does he mean sharia law? Desecrating the Koran, especially by non-Muslims could result in the death penalty. But American soldiers are held only to US law, not Islamic law. Besides, depending on what jurist you talk to, burning of Korans is entirely permissible if the books are damaged - which the Korans in question were, at the hands of Muslims.
Of course, the White House and Pentagon are not answering questions. But this is nothing new for the president who proclaims...
(Excerpt) Read more at theusreport.com ...
General Charles Napier when dealing with sutte, the Indian custom of burning a widow on her husbands funeral pyre: You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.
"the human mind is never better disposed to gratitude and attachment than when softened by fear." - General Charles Napier
Perhaps we need some new customs of our own when dealing with a few hundred troublemakers who incite others into a murderous frenzy.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the link.
koran = Mein Kampf. What’s the big deal?
If he DARES to do this, the military should go into full mutiny. Period.
So very happy I did NOT serve under this pagan and anti-American President. Just considering turning these soldiers over suggests we ought NOT have a single Military man -woman -or ? serving in Trashcanistan.The 0— are you listening congressman Jim Moron? can go to He__ . The Democrat in the White House claims his apologies have saved lives— I prefer what Congressman Allen West has said as much more reasoned and TRUE.
” when the Saudi government burns Bibles”?
How about when the saudi’s kill Christians?
I don’t see the Islamo-Fascists apologizing for murdering thousands of Americans on 9/11. I don’t see the Islamo-Fascists apologizing for their collaboration with Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. I don’t see the Islamo-Fascists apologizing for the way they’ve slaughtered Jews, Coptic Christians, and Iraqi Catholics.
Yes, he is.
Sad, but becoming true.
I agree. He's a real box of rocks on some things, but he knows what would get him run out of town on a rail.
Excellent point. I have used that as a reference to Afghanistan in the past, but never knew the general's name.
We're going to criminalize an honest mistake?
If these soldiers are turned over to Afghan authority, then it's an impeachable offense IMO.
If I were POTUS, the CG in Afghanistan would have been relieved, and I would have repeated the response of Gen. McAuliffe to the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge:
PS "I am leaving it as I found it. Take over. It's yours." Ellis Wyatt