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Exchanging the Constitution for the Koran one Dhimmi at a time : US Army Manual for Handling the Koran - Koran Resolution

June 12, 2005

MIM: WIlliam Mayer editor of Pipeline News has written a synopsis of the Koran handling rules detailed by the US army. A link to the original pdf Army file can be found below : http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=gitmoquran%2Ehtm The Koran resolution by John Conyers is another manifestation of the enemy within and begs the question as to how long before the dome of the Capitol Building ,so coveted by Islamists, replaces the Stars and Stripes for the star and crescent ?

San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews - Editor's note: Much has been made of alleged desecration of the Quran by members of the US military while dealing with detainees at Guantanimo Base. Yet no main stream news organization, to our knowledge, has published the following operating procedures which the military has established regarding handling of the Quran.

We thought that the degree to which the military attempts to preserve the tender sensibilities of terrorist suspects might be of interest as this debate goes forward.

1. General. The purpose of this SOP is to provide guidance and set specific procedures for the handling and inspecting of detainee Korans.

2. Intent. To ensure the safety of the detainees and MPs while respecting the cultural dignity of the Korans thereby reducing the friction over the searching the Korans. JTF-GTMO personnel directly working with detainees will avoid handling or touching the detainee's Koran whenever possible. When military necessity does require the Koran to be search, the subsequent procedures will be followed.

3. Inspection.

a. The MP informs the detainee that the Chaplain or a Muslim interpreter will inspect Koran. If the detainee refuses the inspection at any time, the noncompliance is reported to the Detention Operations Center (DOC) and logged appropriately by the block NCO.

b. The Koran will not be touched or handled by the MP.

c. The Chaplain or Muslim interpreter will give instructio ns to the detainee who will handle the Koran. He may or may not require a language specific interpreter.

d. The inspector is examining so as to notice an unauthorized items, markings, or any indicators that raises suspicion about the contents of the Koran.

e. The inspector will instruct the detainee to first open the one cover with one hand while holding the Koran in the other thus exposing the inside cover completely.

f. The inspector instructs the detainee to open pages in an upright manner (as if reading the Koran). This is a random page search and not every page is to be turned. Pages will be turned slowly enough to clearly see the pages.

g. The inspector has the detainee show the inside of the back cover of the Koran.

SUBJECT: Camp Delta Interim SOP Modification: Inspecting/Handling Detainee Korans

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

h. The detainee is instructed to show both ends of the Koran while the book is closed so that inspector can note the binding while closed paying attention to abnormal contours or protrusions associated with the binding. The intent is to deduce if anything may be in the binding without forcing the detainee to expose the binding, which may be construed as culturally insensitive or offensive given the significance of the Koran.

i. How the detainee reacted, observation by other detainees, and other potentially relevant observations will be annotated appropriately on the block significant activities sheet as well as staff journal.

4. Handling.

a. Clean gloves will be put on in full view of the detainees prior to handling.

b. Two hands will be used at all times when handling the Koran in manner signaling respect and reverence. Care should be used so that the right hand is the primary one used to manipulate any part of the Koran due to the cultural association with the left hand. Handle the Koran as if it were a fragile piece of delicate art.

c. Ensure that the Koran is not placed in offensive areas such as the floor, near the toilet or sink, near the feet, or dirty/wet areas.

5. Removal.

a. Korans should be left in the cell as a general rule (save in MSU), even when a detainee is moved to another cell or block. In principal, every cell (except MSU) will have a Koran "assigned" to it.

b. If a Koran must be removed at the direction the CJDOG, the detainee library personnel or Chaplain will be contacted to retrieve and properly store the Koran in the detainee library. The request for the librarian/Chaplain, as well as the retrieval itself, will be logged appropriately.

c. If the Chaplain, librarian, or Muslim interpreter, within the needs of the situation, cannot remove the Koran, then the MP may remove the Koran after approved by the DOC (who notes this in the MP Blotter) IAW the following procedures:

1) Clean gloves will be put on in full view of the detainees prior to handling

SUBJECT: Camp Delta Interim SOP Modification: Inspecting/Handling Detainee Korans

2) Two hands will be used at all times when handling the Koran in manner signaling respect and reverence.

3) Place a clean, dry, detainee towel on the detainee bed and then place the Koran on top of the clean towel in a manner, which allows it to be wrapped without turning the Koran over at any time in a reverent manner. Ensure that the Koran is not placed in offensive areas such as the floor, near the toilet or sink, near the feet, or dirty/wet area when doing this activity.

d. How the detainee reacted, observation by other detainees, and other potentially relevant observations will be annotated appropriately on the block significant activities sheet as well as staff journal.

e. The Koran shall be returned to the librarian, Chaplain, or DOC (in that order).

f. Exception: Detainee in MSU may have a Koran if specifically authorized by a 508-1 or the Level 5 Block Entitlement Form. Once detainee leaves MSU, the same handling/removing policies and procedures remain in effect.

6. Korans are the property of the U.S. Government and as such will remain in the cells only to be removed at the JDOG Commander's decision.

7. For further information or clarification, please contact the JDOG DOC @ 3239.

Dept of Defense Official Koran Handling Policy Link


Congressman Conyers 2004.
Congressman Conyers 2004.


Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives condemning bigotry and religious intolerance, and recognizing that holy books of every religion should be treated with dignity and respect.

Whereas believers of all religions, including the Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, should be treated with respect and dignity;

Whereas the word Islam comes from the Arabic root word meaning "peace" and "submission";

Whereas there are an estimated 7,000,000 Muslims in America, from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, forming an integral part of the social fabric of America;

Whereas the Quran is the holy book for Muslims who recite passages from it in prayer and learn valuable lessons about peace, humanity and spirituality;
Whereas it should never be official policy of the United States Government to disparage the Quran, Islam, or any religion in any way, shape, or form;

Whereas mistreatment of prisoners and disrespect toward the holy book of any religion is unacceptable and against civilized humanity;

Whereas the infringement of an individual's right to freedom of religion violates the Constitution and laws of the United States: Now, therefore, be it

1 Resolved, That the House of Representatives–

(1) condemns bigotry, acts of violence, and intolerance against any religious group, including our friends, neighbors, and citizens of the Islamic faith;

(2) declares that the civil rights and civil liberties of all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith, should be protected;

(3) recognizes that the Quran, the holy book of Islam, as any other holy book of any religion, should be treated with dignity and respect; and

(4) calls upon local, State, and Federal authorities to work to prevent bias-motivated crimes and acts against all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith.


Exactly How Nuts Does It Have to Get?
By JB Williams
May 28, 2005


Just when I thought I had seen everything, I stumble across what might be the most grotesque example of intellectual insanity in the history of the universe. It figures I would find such a shining example of imbecilic lunacy in the halls of our own congress.

This special kind of idiocy takes the form of House Resolution 288, conceived and sponsored by none other than Mr. "can't we all just get along without religion" John Conyers, Jr. [(D) of course…] our esteemed Representative from Michigan.

The pending bill is Mr. Conyers answer to the bogus Newsweek report which wrongly accused American soldiers of desecrating the Koran at Gitmo, causing the death (by riot) of some 15 in Afghanistan and furthering the world-wide distrust and hatred of our military personnel.

Instead of introducing a bill that would hold such news agencies accountable for such fatally disastrous, intentionally inflammatory mishaps, Mr. Conyers introduced a bill calling for "religious tolerance" towards, specifically, those who have spent the last 20 odd years attempting to kill us infidels.

Just for the record, members of this peaceful religion have on occasion, been somewhat, shall we say, unmerciful. In fact it would be a fair statement to say, they are not known for their tolerance of other ideals, particularly American ideals.

Actually, I'm still searching for any evidence that Islam is a peaceful religion. So far, I have not found a single shred of evidence to support the claim. But let me tell you what I have found…

Members of this so-called peaceful religion have been performing terrorist attacks on innocent people all over the world for some time now. Remember Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988? (Libyan Muslims) How about the first WTC bombing in 1993? (Muslims) Try the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995? (Though the US government has buried this file, Muslim extremists are suspected in this one too)

What about the Khobar Towers in 1996? (Muslims) TWA Flight 800 in New York, 1996? (Muslims again suspected) The Atlanta Olympics 1998? (Though an innocent American was arrested, eventually, all arrows pointed towards, you guessed it, Muslims) How about the Embassy bombings in Africa 1998? (Muslims again) The U.S.S. Cole, Yemen 2000? (Muslims)

Of course my personal favorite, September 11th, 2001, the downing of the WTC killing thousands of innocent men, women and children in New York, hundreds more at the Pentagon and even hundreds more in that Pennsylvania field where a plane headed for the White House was downed by a few brave captive passengers. (Yep…Muslims)

Then, how about the literally hundreds of fatal attacks on innocent civilian targets in Israel? (Muslims) Countless car bombings, blown up pizza parlors, shopping malls, police stations and government offices around the world? (Muslims) I could go on and on with great specifics, event after event around the world, like the successful train bombing in Spain only 24 hours before their election. But do I really need to? Have you not gotten the picture yet?

The point is this. Can anyone show me any evidence at all, that Islam is a peaceful religion deserving of tolerance? Even if it were, the motivation behind Conyers bill, the Newsweek story, was entirely bogus and retracted by Newsweek soon after its release.

Does anyone doubt that Muslim terrorists will strike American citizens again given the chance? Does anyone doubt that there are Muslims in Mosques in America right this minute, who are awaiting marching orders from extremists like Osama Bin Laden as we speak?

Have you any reason to doubt that Muslim jihadists will use chemical, biological or even nuclear weapons on the streets of the United States if they can?

Do you know that Islam attracts most of its estimated 20 million American followers in U.S. prisons? Exactly which part of this religion sounds peaceful to you?

Yet even as our young men and women are dying on foreign soil in an effort to keep this war off of our own doorsteps, Mr. Conyers feels compelled to spend his valuable time in the US congress working a bill through the system that would guarantee Islam more respect in the US than the Ten Commandments, or the Christian Bible, or the words "under God" in our pledge?

Exactly how nuts does it have to become before the American people rise up against their own perverted ignorant self-aggrandizing morons in Washington, some of whom seem hell-bent upon complete destruction of everything America has ever been?

This is the most absurd demonstration of blind ignorance I have ever witnessed in my life and it could have deadly consequences.

As Conyers focuses his congressional energy on advancing the agenda of those who wish America dead, he has spent his free time, undermining the work of our soldiers in combat. If this isn't treason, nothing is… no matter what the meaning of "is" is…

How nuts must it get? How many more 9-11s will it take?

Okay, so you hate Jews too. Maybe you don't even like Christians. Maybe you hate all who practice any religious expression. Maybe you believe in the "separation of church and state" not mentioned anywhere in our founding documents, for all of these reasons. Are you stupid too?

Or are you like John Conyers, so self involved in your desire to make politically divisive policies that you are blind to the destructive nature of your own nonsense. Are you just like Newsweek, and CBS, who are so concerned with promoting the anti-Bush dogma that you never even once stopped to consider the facts or the consequences of your behavior?

Even George W. Bush and members of his administration have gone out of their way to be politically correct on this issue. How many more Americans will have to die before people throw out this delusional practice called political correctness and begin to call evil by its rightful name?

People this insane deserve to lose their country, their home and their lives. I just don't want to be living in your neighborhood when your ignorance comes home to roost…!

ENOUGH! When the Ten Commandments are once again welcome on any street corner and every school house in America, then you can talk to me about why I should tolerate a religion that wants me dead.

Until then, don't talk to me at all!

© JB Williams


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