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Afghans responsible for Qur'an burning: Gingrich
Presstv ^ | Saturday Mar 10, 2012 04:44 AM GMT

Posted on 03/09/2012 11:22:10 PM PST by Red Steel

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has blamed Afghans for the burning of the Holy Qur'an by US troops, saying prisoners in the US base were using its pages to transmit messages from jails.

Speaking to an audience of supporters in Meridian, Mississippi, on Friday, Gingrich claimed that Afghan prisoners were “using the Qu'ran for communication from jail, and it's a pity that the religious leaders in Afghanistan aren't condemning the people who were defacing the Qu'ran. Because it is those people who are responsible for the Qu'ran ending up being burned, because if they hadn't defaced it, it wouldn't have been confiscated.”

Gingrich added that he was offended when US President Barack Obama apologized to Afghans over the sacrilegious act.

Gingrich went on to say that he would stand up for American troops in similar situations if he becomes president.

Last week, Gingrich told CNN's State of the Union program that "I don't believe the president saved lives by what he did."

"I believe the president set a terrible precedent of a commander in chief not standing up for American troops," he added.

The desecration of Islam's holy book at the US military’s Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan sparked days of violenct protests in Afghanistan where dozens of people, including several US forces, were killed.

The desecration of the Holy Qur’an underscores the insensitivity of the US-led forces about the cultural and religious values and rituals of Afghanistan, more than 10 years after they invaded the Asian nation to remove the Taliban from power.

Insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan despite the presence of some 130,000 US-led forces in the war-torn country.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; gingrich; karzai; koranburning; newt; obama

1 posted on 03/09/2012 11:22:12 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

RUH ROH!!!

Newt has dared to speak the TRUTH!!!

Another reason to love and support that man!

GO NEWT!


2 posted on 03/09/2012 11:27:03 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: mkjessup

Yes, he’s dead on, here.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 11:29:58 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Red Steel

NEWT!!!!!!!!

Thank you!!


4 posted on 03/09/2012 11:31:21 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Red Steel
He didn't “claim” that they did it, they did it.

Someone might “claim” they saw Bigfoot, or Obama’s Birth Certificate for that matter, but that implies that the facts don't support it.

Is there any hope for honest, if not competent Journalism?

5 posted on 03/09/2012 11:33:45 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Red Steel

Go, Gingrich!

What Obama has done has been a betrayal of our troops and a disgrace.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 11:34:58 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Red Steel
Good for Newt. He's certainly not afraid of pointing out the "politically incorrect" truth.

He just lost the radical muslim vote, though. :)

7 posted on 03/09/2012 11:45:27 PM PST by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: Red Steel

This is a Presidential level evaluation of what occurred. Too bad we don’t have a true President.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 11:53:06 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Red Steel

I should think just being a Saracen desecration enough.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 11:59:25 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: antceecee
Too bad we don’t have a true President.

It won't be too much longer. January 2013 will be soon and a genuine American will be in the White House.


Todd and Sarah Palin are right: GO NEWT GO!


10 posted on 03/10/2012 12:49:51 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Red Steel
"I believe the president set a terrible precedent of a commander in chief not standing up for American troops," he added.

Yes! Actually, in not standing up for America; but then, Obama's been doing that since the day he took office.

11 posted on 03/10/2012 1:52:44 AM PST by livius
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To: Red Steel
My Apology to President Karzai on Behalf of Americans
(Not what it sounds like. Huge slap in 0bama's face!)
(Now over 1,158,000 views!)

Here is how the Afghans found out about the koran burning last year in Florida.

From the WSJ:

"Most Afghans learned about the Quran burning in Florida only when Mr. Karzai on March 24 (4 days after!) condemned the act as "a crime against the religion and the entire Muslim nation," called on the U.S. and the U.N. to bring the perpetrators to justice and demanded "a satisfactory response to the resentment and anger of over 1.5 billion Muslims around the world."


12 posted on 03/10/2012 1:59:51 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Red Steel

Our poor guys WILL hang for this under sharia laws if hussein has his way.


13 posted on 03/10/2012 5:13:59 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Red Steel

This is a key difference between Newt and the other candidates. Newt can re-frame an issue and discuss it intelligently unlike any of the other candidates.


14 posted on 03/10/2012 8:19:34 AM PST by Moorings
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To: Moorings

yep the rest of them just do a “Yeah What Newt says...!”


15 posted on 03/10/2012 5:20:29 PM PST by Reily
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To: Red Steel

Newt makes so much sense.


16 posted on 03/10/2012 7:47:20 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Red Steel

“The desecration of Islam’s holy book at the US military’s Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan...”

This article is still twisted, the US military didn’t desecrate the books, they took the ALREADY desecrated books and did the only thing that they were allowed to do with the ALREADY desecrated books and that was to burn them.

JB


17 posted on 03/11/2012 10:46:31 AM PDT by thatjoeguy (MAYDAY! MAYDAY! We are so going in ! !)
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