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  • Muslims Have Desecrated Bibles and Churches: So what is all the mob angst over the Koran?

    05/29/2005 3:35:06 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 46 replies · 1,116+ views
    VDH Private Papers ^ | May 29, 2005 | Bruce Thornton
    The images of Muslims rampaging over rumors and unproven allegations of “Koran abuse” are troubling — but not because of the behavior of the mobs. What else should we expect from fanatics whose religion justifies a toxic combination of arrogant superiority, spiritual entitlement, and corrosive resentment over history's repudiation of their inflated estimation of their world-historical role? Their minds addled by this brew, they find it perfectly reasonable to believe gratifying fantasies in which 9/11 was the handiwork of Zionist agents, the United States has spent lives and treasure liberating Iraqi Muslims in a scheme to acquire oil, and Jews...
  • Whose Side Is the American Press On, Anyway? The Newsweek-bashing is justified

    05/29/2005 9:46:51 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 13 replies · 730+ views
    The Free Lance-Star [Fredericksburg, VA] ^ | May 29, 2005 | Bob Sargeant
    In his recent column ["Media doing a poor job, but maybe not for the reasons you think," May 22], Rick Mercier said "there's nothing wrong with slamming sloppy journalism." Mercier then uses one of the weakest weasel words in journalism — "may" — as the linchpin of his argument: "And then let's acknowledge that the Newsweek article was not the first and only report of U.S. interrogators desecrating the Quran — there have been several others by U.S. and British news outlets and by groups such as the International Committee of the Red Cross. So American interrogators may indeed be...
  • From the Right-Weak news

    05/28/2005 7:54:13 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 5 replies · 329+ views
    The Barnstable Patriot ^ | May 28, 2005 | Steve Tefft
    Some questions, answers and general observations about the recent flap involving Newsweek magazine and the infamous, flushing-the-Koran allegation: 1) Was Newsweek wrong to print the story? Yes. Apart from the ideological ramifications of the incident (more on those later), publishing the story was simply bad journalism. The magazine claimed it had sources for the allegation. Sources (plural) turned out to be “source”(singular), which turned out to be someone who thought he heard proof of the allegation. That’s hardly a strong base upon which to build a case for running such a potentially explosive accusation. Writers generally learn about this in...
  • Wee Willie WaPo

    05/28/2005 6:52:49 PM PDT · by Archon of the East · 4 replies · 477+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 28th, 2005 | Dennis Sevakis
    In the ‘70’s TV series Kung Fu, David Carradine’s Kwai Chang Caine, affectionately known as “Grasshopper”, is told by one of his masters that when he is so graceful that he can adroitly walk upon the rice paper without leaving a trace, his learning will be complete. He will then be ready to wander the world imbued with wisdom, powered spiritually, and armored impervious by the Shaolin arts. The more I read, hear and see of what emanates from the liberal MSM and the foreign press, the more I get the feeling that they demand of the United States a...
  • All the news that's fit to slur U.S.

    05/28/2005 4:56:40 PM PDT · by Valin · 10 replies · 564+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 5/28/05 | Jack Kelly
    THE headline on Thursday's front page of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Blade's sister newspaper, was: "FBI told of Qur'an abuses." The headline's wording and the display's prominence gave the casual reader the impression the story - written by Neil Lewis of the New York Times - was new, and that the story was true. Neither is so. Mr. Lewis' story was based on FBI reports of prisoner interrogations at Guantanamo Bay in 2002 and 2003. He noted in his third paragraph that "they are accounts of unsubstantiated allegations made by the prisoners under interrogation." Mr. Lewis didn't mention that these...
  • Koran overboard

    05/28/2005 4:02:44 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 71 replies · 1,539+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 29 2005
    Needless to say, we yield to no one in our respect for Islam's holy texts, but this Koran-abuse fracas has gone daffy. Our military commanders should be spending their time fighting a war; instead, they're devoting gazillions of man-hours to investigating claims that Gitmo interrogators might have aggrieved a Muslim detainee or two. Several of these claims have proved spurious. Several others perhaps appear to warrant disciplinary reproval - a handful of incidents, hardly suggestive of systemic policy. Sorry about those hurt feelings, detainees. Not that you're getting your heads sawed off. No surprise that Muslim riots are exploding all...
  • Hindus Burn Koran - No One Riots!

    05/28/2005 1:53:54 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 20 replies · 1,166+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/28/2005 | Moneyrunner
    Today I saw the demonstration that the Muslim Brotherhood organized to protest against the "desecration of the Quran". Hundreds of protesters carrying Qurans and banners were surrounded by thousands of security policemen. They chanted slogans against the US and carried banners with the words "The desecration of the Quran is an unforgivable sin" written on them. Several Arab/Muslim countries witnessed the same protests today. It is very interesting to notice that in nearly all those countries the demonstrations were organized by Islamist parties who wanted to seize the "Quran into the super Gitmo toilet" story in order to flex their...
  • NYT: Reports of Mishandling Koran Bring Protest Worldwide (the Times continues to foment violence)

    05/28/2005 6:20:23 AM PDT · by OESY · 33 replies · 995+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 2005 | SALMAN MASOOD
    Thousands of Muslims joined hands Friday in waves of protest across the Muslim world to denounce reports that American interrogators at the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, had desecrated the Koran. Islamic parties called for anti-American rallies in Pakistan, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Middle East, mostly centered on Friday Prayer gatherings. Protesters chanted slogans and American flags were burned at some of the rallies. Still, most of the demonstrations were peaceful, according to news service reports. Emotions have boiled over in the Muslim world ever since the allegations of desecration spread through a brief article in Newsweek. The...
  • U.S. general assails 'shrill' Guantanamo criticism

    05/27/2005 8:05:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 642+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/27/05 | Larry Fine - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The general responsible for the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said on Friday Amnesty International's "shrill" criticism of the detention of foreign terrorism suspects was uninformed. U.S. Army Gen. John Craddock, head of Miami-based Southern Command, added that he did not expect a military inquiry into whether U.S. personnel at the jail had mishandled the Koran would show more than the five cases acknowledged on Thursday. In its annual report on human rights worldwide, Amnesty International said the detention facility had become "the gulag of our times," equating it to the vast, brutal Soviet...
  • Mass rally against Qu'ran abuse

    05/27/2005 3:19:10 PM PDT · by Blackirish · 27 replies · 779+ views
    SA News 24 ^ | 27/05/2005 | Sami Zubeiri
    Islamabad - Thousands of Islamic hardliners launched fresh protests across Pakistan on Friday after the United States admitted some guards at Guantanamo Bay had mishandled the Qu'ran, witnesses and party officials said. Armed and mounted police as well as anti-terrorist commandos watched over several thousand people, including a number of women, who gathered outside the parliament building in Islamabad in response to a call by Islamic parties. Demonstrators waving anti-US placards and banners also vented their anger in southern Karachi and eastern Lahore, Pakistan's two largest cities, and many other towns around the Islamic republic of 150 million people. The...
  • Anti-American Rallies Staged in Mideast (alt. title - Thousands in Mideast protest Quran abuse)

    05/27/2005 9:18:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 568+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/27/05 | Eric Talmadge - AP
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Thousands of Muslims marched Friday in Islamic countries from Asia to the Middle East, burning symbols of America to protest the alleged desecration of the Quran by military personnel at a U.S. prison in Guantanamo, Bay, Cuba. The rallies in Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Indonesia, Malaysia and elsewhere followed an admission Thursday by U.S. investigators that Islam's holy book was mishandled at Guantanamo. But American officials claimed it was often inadvertent and denied that any Qurans were flushed down a toilet, as Newsweek magazine had reported in a now-retracted article. No injuries were reported in Friday's demonstrations, with...
  • ACLU Fans The Flames Started By Newsweek

    05/27/2005 8:08:07 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 4 replies · 263+ views
    STOP THE ACLU BLOG ^ | 27-May-05 | Jay777
    As if the ACLU continued defense of American criminals and degenerates is not enough the ACLU has now taken their unholy cause to the very terrorists that have swore to kill or convert every man, women, and child in the United States. The ACLU has now “uncovered” more evidence of torture and mistreatment at the hands of United States Military interrogators. In a press release the ACLU blows their own trumpet on their “success” at uncovering “abuses”. Funny thing, the newest document that the ACLU is using as evidence is over 2 years old, has been investigated by the Military...
  • KURTZ: FBI DOCUMENTS GOT <em>TOO LITTLE</em> ATTENTION?!?

    05/27/2005 9:34:05 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 159+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | May 27, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    KURTZ: FBI DOCUMENTS GOT TOO LITTLE ATTENTION?!? By Michelle Malkin   ·   May 27, 2005 07:57 AM Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz seems to tell Glenn Reynolds that the MSM is paying too little attention to newly disclosed FBI documents that contained the latest Koran-in-the-toilet allegation: I don’t contend that these FBI papers, unearthed in an ACLU lawsuit, get Newsweek off the hook. But you’d think they would be getting more attention. Of course, you probably don't know what FBI papers Kurtz is talking about, because, you know, hardly anyone paid attention to them. Kurtz's employer, The Washington Post Co.,...
  • How Gitmo authorities should react to the Koran in the toilet stories. (Vanity)

    05/27/2005 10:51:37 AM PDT · by carrier-aviator · 8 replies · 540+ views
    I am so sick of the lefty press, people who polling tells us are largely non-religious or atheist, weeping over mistreatment of the "Holy Koran." First: If they are going to call the Koran the "Holy Koran," then the Bible ought to merit the "holy" adjective as well. Second: The lefty writers write in seeming shock, sadness, and outrage that the Muslim holy book was "touched inappropriately." Please. Inasmuch as the writers largely don't believe in God, why do they give a damn? For them it is about as sacred as the TV Guide. But, they DO give a damn...
  • Leftist Press Won't Drop Koran "Mishandling" Stories - (respectful of Koran; hostile to Bible!)

    05/27/2005 9:24:17 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 49 replies · 1,276+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | MAY 27, 2005 | SHER ZIEVE
    First it was the Los Angeles Times who published the “Koran flushing story”, after the Newsweek story had been discredited. In an apparent attempt to help Newsweek find some of its lost credibility (and to take their own swipes at the US Military), now the rest of our leftist mainstream press has decided to print additional “Koran mishandling” stories. Hey! If a story is fake continue to print it, or other similar ones, so that maybe some of the uneducated will begin to believe them. Relying on a 2002 FBI report, notably one which merely referred to “allegations from detainees”,...
  • Pentagon: Prisoner Recanted Quran Desecration Claims

    05/26/2005 7:29:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 450+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/26/05 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- A prisoner at Guantanamo Bay who complained that a military guard threw a Quran holy book in the toilet has since recanted the story, senior Pentagon officials said Thursday. The prisoner, who made his complaint in an FBI interrogation in July 2002, is one of several quoted in newly released documents as saying that U.S. military personnel desecrated the Qurans of Muslim detainees at the prison. Allegations of Quran abuse have led to heated discussion - and even deadly demonstrations in Afghanistan - since a Newsweek magazine report, later retracted, that U.S. officials had confirmed a Quran was...
  • No Intentional Abuse of Koran at Guantánamo, General Says

    05/26/2005 7:43:01 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 16 replies · 248+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 26, 2005 | NEIL A. LEWIS/ DAVID STOUT
    WASHINGTON, May 26 - The American military commander at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, said today that investigators had found "no credible evidence" that a Koran had ever been flushed down a toilet there to unsettle detainees, and no serious incidents of intentional mishandling of the Muslim holy book by Americans. The commander, Brig. Gen. Jay W. Hood of the Army, said 13 possible incidents had been investigated in which the book might have been mishandled: 10 by guards and 3 by interrogators. Of the 13, only 5 embody "what could be broadly defined as mishandling of a Koran," the general said,...
  • Inquiry Finds Some Quran 'Mishandling' (Barf alert)

    05/26/2005 6:03:05 PM PDT · by jdsteel · 24 replies · 426+ views
    AP ^ | 05/26/05 | ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer
    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials have substantiated five cases in which military guards or interrogators mishandled the Quran of Muslim prisoners at Guantanamo Bay but found "no credible evidence" to confirm a prisoner's report that a holy book was flushed in a toilet, the prison's commander said Thursday. Brig. Gen. Jay W. Hood, who commands the detention center in Cuba, told a Pentagon news conference that a prisoner who was reported to have complained to an FBI agent in 2002 that a military guard threw a Quran in the toilet has told Hood's investigators that he never witnessed any form of...
  • DoD News Briefing on Koran Mishandling Allegations

    05/26/2005 5:13:54 PM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 20 replies · 809+ views
    DoD ^ | 5-26-05 | Lawrence Di Rita and Joint Task Force - Guantanamo Commander Brig. Gen. Jay W. Hood
    LAWRENCE DIRITA (Pentagon spokesman): Good afternoon, folks. As I mentioned to you earlier, we are very happy and pleased to have Brigadier General Jay Hood, who is the commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo. General Hood has been engaged in -- and is currently engaged in the commander's inquiry with respect to the situation involving the use of religious articles at Guantanamo. I mentioned he continues his investigation -- his inquiry. He's not finished with it. It's not our normal practice, nor will it be our normal practice in the future, to offer interim results of our inquiries. But under...
  • Desecration Serial, This Time Holy Prophet - (Quran News Agency reacts to James Atticus Bowden!)

    05/26/2005 2:21:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 552+ views
    IRAN QURAN NEWS AGENCY.COM ^ | MAY 25, 2005 | EDITORS
    Tehran, IQNA: May 26, 2005—an American news website aired the most outrageous remarks to the holy prophet of Islam, defining Islam as a Barbarous religion. In the wake of Newsweek magazine's desecration report of holy Koran that set off widespread demonstrations across the Muslim world causing 14 deaths, in another aggressive, hostile attempt toward Muslims American MichNews.com website posted an article today accusing the holy prophet to the mass killings of Jews and Christians ,naming the divine religion as the paragon of barbarity. The article which is posted by an ignorant retired US army officer named James Atticus Bowden, has...