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Ask Me if I Care About ‘Mishandling’ of Koran
mensnewsdaily ^ | June 5, 2005 | Doug Patton

Posted on 06/05/2005 5:07:34 PM PDT by mdittmar

First, Newsweek pulled a Dan Rather on us, running a fabricated story just because they wanted it to be true. They told the world that an American guard at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center had ripped pages from a prisoner’s Koran and flushed it down a toilet. As a result, innocent people died when practitioners of Islam rioted in protest in Afghanistan.

Oops, said Newsweek , it seems we can’t back up our story. Oh well, it’s probably true; we just can’t prove it. (Isn’t it convenient for Newsweek that the media now have “Deep Throat” to talk about so they can revel in their glory days and divert our attention from their criminal negligence.)

The lie heard round the world about the flushed Koran has caused convulsions in the Bush Administration and forced the Pentagon to launch an investigation of unfounded allegations contained in an unsubstantiated story. The results of said investigation are now in, and it seems there are at least five incidents of “mishandling” of the Koran at Gitmo.

Well, guess what? I DON’T CARE!

Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001? Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from our nation’s capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania? Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning death that day, or didn’t they?

And I’m supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was “desecrated” when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet? Well, I don’t. I don’t care at all.

I’ll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia.

I’ll care when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry for hacking off Nick Berg’s head while Berg screamed through his gurgling, slashed throat.

I’ll care when the cowardly so-called “insurgents” in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.

I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I’ll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

I’ll care when Clinton-appointed judges stop ordering my government to release photos of the abuses at Abu Ghraib, which are sure to set off the Islamic extremists just as Newsweek’s lies did a few weeks ago.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don’t care.

When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college hazing incident, rest assured that I don’t care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank that I don’t care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being “mishandled,” you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts that I don’t care.

And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes it’s spelled “Koran” and other times “Quran.” Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and — you guessed it — I don’t care!


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; koran; quran; religionofhate; whocares
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To: mdittmar

Great post- Thank you!


101 posted on 06/05/2005 9:40:15 PM PDT by de Buillion (Ready, Fire, Aim!)
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To: Jorge

Every American Flag burnt by those a$$holes needs to be answered by burning a koran on TV.


102 posted on 06/05/2005 9:42:57 PM PDT by de Buillion (Ready, Fire, Aim!)
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To: mdittmar

ditto bump.


103 posted on 06/05/2005 9:56:44 PM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: Java Guy; lavender; truthtracker; kingattax; k2blader; Aquinasfan; EternalVigilance

ping.


104 posted on 06/05/2005 9:59:20 PM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

I heard that CAIR gives them out for free- but I don't remember how to get one. Maybe their website.


105 posted on 06/05/2005 9:59:22 PM PDT by de Buillion (Ready, Fire, Aim!)
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To: mdittmar; All
ditto bump.

Actually, here's a correction to my "ditto bump". I will NEVER care for the Koran.

and my "ditto" is in reference to the author's strong sentiments against radical islam, and the Koran.

106 posted on 06/05/2005 10:07:08 PM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: Palladin
"Close Gitmo. Put them all on a shark-surrounded desert island. Let them fend for themselves. "

I agree that the prisoners @ gitmo should disappear- and I believe that we have many unannounced prisons that the prisoners could be shipped to. SO DO IT! And I love the desert island thing, and agree. I would also like to recommend that the LSP @ Angola be considered.

107 posted on 06/05/2005 10:07:29 PM PDT by de Buillion (Ready, Fire, Aim!)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Hi MM-

Excellent post about how very few Americans care about the so-called "mishandling" of Korans that we have shipped to Gitmo for the benefit and enjoyment of al Qaeda prisoners. Perhaps it is just my family and circle of friends, but I have yet to find anyone who thought that Abu Ghraib was any worse than a college prank.

Speaking of college pranks, freshman students on my hall were sent driving on 250-mile roadtrips butt-naked. They were given a fistful of $100.00 bills to pay $0.25 tolls and were monitored by students in other cars. That's what college is all about! Those punks in al Qaeda wouldn't last until the first week in October on many campuses.

Lastly, the newspaper in my area lead with a headline about an American soldier allegedly kicking one of their books. How in the name of God can that be the headline in a state with a population of eight million people? There was nothing else of greater importance occuring? Does anyone doubt that the mainstream media would love to see Islamic terrorists wandering our streets?

~ Blue Jays ~

108 posted on 06/05/2005 10:14:26 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: mdittmar

...in a proverbial nutshell! 100%!


109 posted on 06/05/2005 10:22:21 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Pray daily for our troops.)
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To: mdittmar

bttt


110 posted on 06/06/2005 1:11:06 AM PDT by lainde
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To: Blue Jays
...very few Americans care about the so-called "mishandling" of Korans that we have shipped to Gitmo...I have yet to find anyone who thought that Abu Ghraib was any worse than a college prank.

Abu Ghraib doesn't have anything to do with what occurred at Gitmo. What happened at Abu Ghraib was the result of PC feminist policies and did not server any military objectives. What occurred at Abu Ghraib was purely sexual and base, and it was fueled by female sexual desires. I'm not buying the Pentagon's feminist spin and attempt to downplay sexual nature of what took place at this facility. We're talking about the military here -not college or adolescents.

111 posted on 06/06/2005 4:49:00 AM PDT by Chief_Joe (From where the sun now sits, I will fight on -FOREVER!!!)
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To: Chief_Joe
Hi Chief_Joe:

My bad for mixing Gitmo and Abu Ghraib in the same sentence as I know they're totally unrelated. The media is desperately trying to stir the pot about these so-called abuses and typical Americans aren't biting.

A stupid book was accidentally kicked because some sandy little rat left it lying around on the floor? Hey, I know a guy named Wilbur Smidgen from East Bump, Tennessee who accidentally stepped on his son's SpongeBob Squarepants doll when the kid left it on the stairs...let's toss the book at him, too.

Beheading people, now THAT is something horrific. People laughing and pointing at your privates and putting underwear on your head? That is just silly immaturity. Thankfully most of our countrymen can appreciate the difference.

~ Blue Jays ~

112 posted on 06/06/2005 6:08:06 AM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Latinwarrior; JuanAntonio

fyi


113 posted on 06/06/2005 6:30:59 AM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: Sir Gawain

lol!


114 posted on 06/06/2005 6:42:38 AM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: de Buillion

I have a hunch that the Gitmo prison will be closed very soon, and that the prisoners will be dispersed to various allies of ours for further interrogation and "treatment".

Those guys can kiss goodbye to their Korans and their special meals; their prayer rugs and their beanies.


115 posted on 06/06/2005 12:37:23 PM PDT by Palladin (God Bless America!)
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To: Chief_Joe

Don't be ridiculous. Obviously, Lyndie Endgland's "sexual desires" were being well taken care of by Sgt. Graner.

Her "abuse" of the prisoners was calculated to humiliate them because of Muslim rubrics about nakedness, etc. and THEIR tendency to taunt, torture, and humiliate women...(not to mention the 12 year-old girls they raped.)

Lyndie turned the tables on them. It was at the advice of her superiors, the military interrogators who were way above her in rank.

That she seemed to enjoy it may have been immodest, but at least she didn't cut off anybody's head!


116 posted on 06/06/2005 12:42:49 PM PDT by Palladin (God Bless America!)
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To: Sir Gawain

117 posted on 06/06/2005 2:13:24 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: mdittmar

A-FREAKING-MEN!!!


118 posted on 06/06/2005 3:11:06 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (to hell with the damn koran)
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To: MozartLover

Please give your son a big THANK YOU from me.

A FReeper who lost someone on 9/11.


119 posted on 06/06/2005 6:52:58 PM PDT by Collier
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To: Palladin
That she seemed to enjoy it may have been immodest, but at least she didn't cut off anybody's head!

good point, palladin!

120 posted on 06/06/2005 7:08:35 PM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: Collier
Will do.

So sorry for your loss.

121 posted on 06/06/2005 8:21:18 PM PDT by MozartLover ( Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.)
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To: Kozak
Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet"

AMEN!

122 posted on 06/06/2005 8:26:39 PM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: Your Village Is Calling

Welcome to Free Republic.


124 posted on 06/06/2005 8:33:28 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: BulletBobCo
These Hindus don't seem to mind.

If you like their Koranic stylings, check out their mosque artistry

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125 posted on 06/13/2005 2:02:03 AM PDT by Antioch (Flannery O'Connor: “evil is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be endured”)
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To: mdittmar
I just got this on email attributed to someone else (ripped-off?).

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In a message dated 9/24/2005 10:19:44 PM US Mountain Standard Time, bobsmitleysr@sbcglobal.net writes:

All Americans should feel this way. I sure do.

Could not have said this any better myself! Especially today - The lady that wrote this letter is Pam Foster of Pamela Foster and Associates in Atlanta. She's been in business since 1980 doing interior design and home planning. She recently wrote a letter to a family member serving in Iraq. Read it!

WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS?
"Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001?

Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, as well as across the Potomac from our nation's capitol and in addition a field in Pennsylvania?

Did nearly three thousand men,! women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they? And I'm supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was "desecrated" when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet? Well, I don't.
I don't care at all!

I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia.

I'll care when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling, slashed throat.

I'll care when the cowardly so-called "insurgents" in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana (or Allah's Paradise) care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I'll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights.

I'll care when judges stop ordering my government to release photos of the abuses at Abu Ghraib, which are sure to set off the Islamic extremists just as Newsweek's lies did a few weeks ago.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this:
I don't care.

When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college hazing incident, rest assured that
I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank that
I don't care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed "special" food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being "mishandled," you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts that
I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled "Koran" and other times "Quran.
" Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and -- you guessed it --
I don't care!"

Written by Pam Foster and sent by Robert L. Evans

(Come to think of it I don't care either. If you do not care send this on to others. OK? GOD BLESS THE USA AND MAY THE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS GET WHAT THEY DESERVE. and it is refreshing to see someone take a patriotic stance instead of a politically correct one.)

126 posted on 09/28/2005 2:03:00 PM PDT by higgmeister (In the shadow of The Big Chicken)
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