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  • Official: Burned Islamic religious material had 'extremist inscriptions' (Obama apologized anyway)

    02/21/2012 1:37:08 PM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 2/21/2012 | cnn
    Religious materials -- including Qurans that were burned at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, sparking Afghan protests -- were removed from the library of a detainee center "because of extremist inscriptions" on them, a military official said Tuesday. There was "an appearance that these documents were being used to facilitate extremist communications," a military official said. "Additionally, some of the documents were extremist in and of themselves, apparently originating from outside of Afghanistan," the official said. The official said the material was burned, but authorities are attempting to determine how much. The uproar prompted Gen. John Allen, commander of NATO's International...