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Insult to WWII Heroes: Graves of British troops smashed and desecrated by Libyan Islamists...
The U.K. Daily Mail ^ | (Saturday) February 25, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 02/24/2012 5:41:37 PM PST by kristinn

Insult to WWII heroes: Graves of British troops smashed and desecrated by Libyan Islamists in protest over U.S. soldiers' Koran burning

A furious mob has desecrated dozens of Commonwealth War Graves in a Libyan cemetery amid continuing fury in the Middle East over the burning of the Koran by U.S. soldiers.

Headstones commemorating British and Allied servicemen, killed during World War II campaigns in the Western Desert, lay smashed and strewn across Benghazi Military Cemetery.

Protesters rampaged through site on Friday, despite efforts by America to calm tensions sparked when it emerged U.S. soldiers had burned Muslim holy books in a pile of rubbish at a military base in Afghanistan.

President Obama has apologised to President Karzai for the unintentional burning of the Korans at NATO's main Bagram air base after Afghan labourers found charred copies while collecting rubbish.

White House spokesman Jay Carney sought to counter criticism, telling reporters on board Air Force One: ‘It is wholly appropriate, given the sensitivities to this issue, the understandable sensitivities.’

But it appears to have had little affect on sentiment among many in the Middle East.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; koranburning; libya; muslim; muslims; rop

1 posted on 02/24/2012 5:41:40 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Savages. Disgusting.


2 posted on 02/24/2012 5:46:20 PM PST by lodi90
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To: lodi90

If only our first Muslim President would apologize, that would make it alright. /sarc


3 posted on 02/24/2012 5:48:57 PM PST by politicianslie (Obama: America's first Muslim POTUS, doing all he can to destroy America. HELLO, can anyone th)
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To: kristinn; All

These savages are the ones the White House has sided with. Remember this.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 5:48:57 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: kristinn

Thanks. I never thought I could feel even greater disgust for the occupation of our country then this recent bout appeasement.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 5:51:13 PM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: kristinn

My internet connection is poor tonight, so I’m having trouble searching, but I would imagine that the proper way to dispose of a Koran is to burn it. (Analogously, it is the proper way to dispose of an American flag.)

I did find this entry in the Weekly Standard, inspired by an earlier Koran-burning story:


What’s the Proper Way to Dispose of a Koran?

Something to chew on.

6:28 PM, Sep 9, 2010 • By LEE SMITH

Terry Jones may have called off his Koran burning in Florida, but Iraqpundit writes that someone still owes the preacher a debt of gratitude:

Burning the Koran is only respectful way of disposing of the Holy book. For example, if a student is learning calligraphy and copies pages from the Koran, he is not allowed to throw away the papers. He must burn them out of respect for the Koran. So actually the Florida man is doing the Muslims a favor by disposing of several copies of the Koran in a proper way.

This reminds me of when I was studying in Cairo several years ago and my doorman showed me another way to dispose of the sacred book properly:

[The doorman] discovered in my garbage an exam I had taken that tested knowledge of certain ayat (or verses) from the Quran, and he reproached me for putting the holy book in the trash. I said that it was not the Quran itself, but only words taken from it. His response was astonishing: “You can either burn your exam,” he explained, “or do this …” At which point, he tore off a verse, rolled it up, put it into his mouth, and swallowed it.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 5:51:13 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kristinn

You know why the Mohammedans attack dead soldiers, don’t you? Too charlie sierra to attack live ones. They only attack weak or disarmed foes, women and children by preference.


7 posted on 02/24/2012 5:51:13 PM PST by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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To: ColdOne

Why would anyone be surprised if a Muslim sided with Muslim terrorists? Does the name Hussein give you enough of a hint?

Obama is a plant, a fake bought to play President and destroy America.

Could it happen here? Of course it could, isn’t it obvious?


8 posted on 02/24/2012 5:51:47 PM PST by politicianslie (Obama: America's first Muslim POTUS, doing all he can to destroy America. HELLO, can anyone th)
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To: kristinn

These people are flipping insane.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 5:54:09 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: kristinn
The perpetrators of this outrage should be caught and their heads should be summarily hacked off the same way Dan Berg's was. That's the only thing these savages understand.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 02/24/2012 5:58:19 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: kristinn

All made possible by the great leadership of NATO.


11 posted on 02/24/2012 5:59:04 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: PA Engineer

I was going to express that exact same feeling of revulsion but you probably said it better.


12 posted on 02/24/2012 6:02:35 PM PST by yarddog
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To: ConorMacNessa

FYI, nice two fer...

Daniel Pearl

Nick Berg

But I get and agree with ya’


13 posted on 02/24/2012 6:04:19 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: kristinn

...Obama to apologize to the Libyans for littering their beautiful land with infidel graves.


14 posted on 02/24/2012 6:07:21 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Hope springs eternal - maybe the Bucs will break .500 this year)
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To: Cicero
I would imagine that the proper way to dispose of a Koran is to burn it

They might be effective as washing machine shims
because they're adjustable and not very brittle.
15 posted on 02/24/2012 6:10:59 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Thanks for the correction. I also had in mind that Corporal whose name I can't remember who was tortured by having his eyes cut out before he was clumsily beheaded.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

16 posted on 02/24/2012 6:11:15 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

The only way we will defeat these monsters is to go on an all out-WWII type footing and attack and destroy any country harboring Islamic terrorists or supporting them.

Of course we will never do that so we probably will lose to them. These evil people have been so indoctrinated with the desire to murder that there is probably no saving them.

Make no mistake, these are vicious, fierce, deadly, killers. You cannot deal with them in any other way but destroy them and their base of support.

If we went all out we could do it but we won’t.


17 posted on 02/24/2012 6:13:13 PM PST by yarddog
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To: ConorMacNessa

When the Lord returns to destroy the wicked, He may find the USMC in the way...

Thank you for your service and God Bless.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 6:14:04 PM PST by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: yarddog
You hit the nail on the head, Yarddog!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

19 posted on 02/24/2012 6:15:42 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: politicianslie

No, Yes, Yes and Yes it is now obvious to those who haven’t been paying attention.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 6:16:07 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: One Name
You're welcome, One Name - it was an honor to serve with an elite regiment in an honorable cause. And we kicked their asses from here to Sunday!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

21 posted on 02/24/2012 6:27:55 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: lodi90

Bloody savages!! Animals!!

And our POTUS is solidly in their corner. Despicable!

(Calming down, for the moment)

IIRC, when Gaddafi seized power in 1969, his first official act after closing Wheelus AFB was to threaten to dig up & desecrate Italian WWII graves. The government of Italy frantically sent in an airlift to evacuate their dead.

Animals......just animals. Look at the vids and ask the late Gaddafi.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 6:28:57 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: magslinger

Ya got that right. They sliced the neck of a 79 year old widow the other day. You are spot on.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 6:37:05 PM PST by healy61
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To: kristinn

“But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract”.


24 posted on 02/24/2012 7:11:25 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: ColdOne
Until Obama's friends got into power these graves were not molested. As bad as Khadafi was, even he did not care to do such a thing.

Thanks, Obama!

25 posted on 02/24/2012 7:12:39 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Good bet they didn’t desecrate any German graves.


26 posted on 02/24/2012 7:14:31 PM PST by allendale
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To: kristinn

“It’s time for Mubarak to step down.” - Obama

(Islamist regime takes power in Egypt.)

“It’s time for Khadafi to step down.” - Obama

(Islamist regime takes power in Libya.)

“It’s time for Assad to step down.” - Obama

(Guess what happens next?)


27 posted on 02/24/2012 7:15:36 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Islamist regime takes power in Syria.

I expect no prize.


28 posted on 02/24/2012 7:22:32 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: kristinn

I wish to object to the characterization by many on this thread of the Libyan muslims as “savages”.

They are not savages - they are barbarians!

There is a difference.

Savages can’t read nor write, for instance.

Granted, the Arabs generally cling to many aspects of their pre-Islamic tribal savagery, but nonetheless they are able to marginally participate in some aspects of contemporary life.

Savages couldn’t do that, so credit where credit is due.

They are barbaric, not savage. No Islamaphobia here, please.


29 posted on 02/24/2012 7:31:36 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: kristinn

All this b/c a some papers were burned. Me thinks somebody is a bit insecure.


30 posted on 02/24/2012 7:36:20 PM PST by AMitchum
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To: yarddog
This is why I believe Bush went wrong. He actually believed these people had human qualities to them. We should have never tried to build democracies in Afghanistan or Iraq. After we pushed the Talaban out of the country, we should have let the various warlords, being on our payroll, to rule their sections of the country in what ever way they wanted as long as it did not conflict with our interests. Any hint of conflict with US interests should have been met with massive firepower, colateral damage be damned. In Iraq, after Saddam was overthrown we should have kept the Baathist army intact and installed another Baathist general, who played ball with us, to rule with an iron hand. All attempts at creating democracy among these people is grounded in fantasy land. Muslims have proven over and over again that they are the most backward people in the world. They have less human empathy than a New Guinea cannibal.
31 posted on 02/24/2012 7:39:36 PM PST by gusty
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To: kristinn

Lashing out against Britan for what American did really makes a lot of sense - not.

Why would anyone would want to be buried within a hundred miles of a ME country is beyond me. If that was my grandpa, he’d be on the next plane home.


32 posted on 02/24/2012 7:49:04 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: kristinn

Well, Islamics have more in common with the Nazis, anyway.


33 posted on 02/24/2012 7:50:24 PM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: bgill

I believe they would want to buried with their comrades they died beside at Tobruk, Gazala, Bir Hakeim, and other places were they faced Rommel.


34 posted on 02/24/2012 7:51:48 PM PST by gusty
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To: kristinn

Hey England....time to unleash the soccer hooligans and other yobs. Get busy.


35 posted on 02/24/2012 7:53:28 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: gusty

They don’t know what it’s turned in to these days.


36 posted on 02/24/2012 7:54:01 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Look at the map. This started in Tunisia. Now they have Libya, Egypt and Syria. Greece is about to implode. The Saudi’s and Turks? forgetaboutit. The caliphate ushered in by the moslem-in-chief has pretty much encircled the Mediterranean. Good plan if you’re playing Risk... or something else.


37 posted on 02/24/2012 8:29:30 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: kristinn

Should we REALLY be surprised that Obama’s brothers in faith would act this way? You know - those Islamists that he used the US military to help get into a position of power in that country...

Obama has done more to destroy the security of this nation, and indeed the world, than any president in... well - I’m not sure many people can remember how far back one would have to go to find as destructive a president.


38 posted on 02/24/2012 8:53:46 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

their heads should be summarily hacked off the same way Dan Berg’s was

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their heads should be summarily hacked off the same way Mohammad did his 400 ...


39 posted on 02/25/2012 2:31:49 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: gusty

Indeed. The very idea of democracy, let alone a constitutional republic is anathama to Islam wherein Everything is predetermined by the will of allah ...


40 posted on 02/25/2012 2:37:03 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: PIF

It’s coming folks and it won’t be pretty! When the muslims decide to rise up here on U.S. soil, there will be hell to pay. Lock and load.


41 posted on 02/25/2012 6:22:56 AM PST by Progov
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To: allendale

Good question!

“History is written by the victors.” (WC)

A quick google and all that turns up is a German war memorial building.

Many other good reads.

http://www.libyantravels.com/Cemetries.htm

J Beeley, who had earned a Victoria Cross and later showed me the formal citation and description of his actions recorded from official dispatches and reproduced in the 1950s British Legion handbook. The inscription on the grave reads: “They bade goodbye to the days of peace to die for gains they will not share”.

http://www.britisharmedforces.org/scli_%20pages/pages/bogan.htm
Bob Bogan a fun read!

We even stunk like terrorists, or oops, Local Nationals, we did not wash our civilian/Arab gear. The dogs did not bark at us or the camels cough and become restless, so we moved unheard, unseen, at night in the back alleys and dirty sewers - squashing thousands of cockroaches as we moved.

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.


42 posted on 02/25/2012 6:36:19 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Progov

They don’t need to rise up in the US. Muslims already hold high positions in the current Admin, and in various buracracies. They are our rulers now, most of us just haven’t noticed - too many parties and ball games, you know.

They are just taking it slow, as usual, but when most notice it will be far too late - no matter how many guns people have stock piled today, tommorow is a different story.


43 posted on 02/25/2012 12:09:42 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: kristinn

to be expected from MOslems


44 posted on 09/06/2012 11:46:42 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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