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News that Muslim prisoner put Koran pages in Gitmo toilet fails to stop murder & vows of martyrdom from spreading in Muslim world

Rioting spreads as Muslims call for Jihad - attacks on Americans - and express wish to blow themselves up
May 13, 2005

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This miniature Qur'aan is now recognized as the world's smallest

MIM: Clearly the dhimmitude shown by US officials ,who visibly squirmed on camera while assuring Muslims that they would 'investigate' the alleged desecration of what they referred to as "The Holy Koran" has backfired and added more fuel to the fire of Islamist bloodlust.

"...Demonstrations serve no purpose, we should do something practical. I am ready to blow myself up for the sake of my religion to embrace martyrdom," said Mohammad Ghafoor, 18, a student protesting in Peshawar, Pakistan..." See article below :

MIM :Protests across Muslim world over Koran report

Despite it being established that Muslim prisoner was behind incident of Koran pages 'sabotage' of Gitmo toilet

As Condoleeza Rice grovels in abject dhimmitude, the so called World Islamic People's Leadership has announced they are dispatching Louis Farrakhan to "get to the bottom" of the Koranic plumbing problems at Gitmo.

Condi Reaches Out to Muslims
By Minivan News
May 14, 2005

US Secretary of State Condoleezza launched a scathing attack on Thursday against those who have "disrespect for the Holy Koran."

Speaking in the US Senate, the newly-appointed foreign affairs secretary said: "I want to speak directly to Muslims in America and throughout the world. Disrespect for the Holy Koran is not now, nor has it ever been, nor will it ever be, tolerated by the United States."

She went onto say: "We honor the sacred books of all the world's great religions. Disrespect for the Holy Koran is abhorrent to us all."

The statement comes amid allegations from former prisoners in the US's notorious Guantanamo Bay detention facility - where ‘enemy combatants' are held without charge – that US interrogators have been making anti-Islamic remarks to the 100% Muslim prisoners.

"There have been recent allegations about disrespect for the Holy Koran by interrogators at Guantanamo Bay and that has deeply offended many people. Our military authorities are investigating these allegations fully. If they are proven true, we will take appropriate action" Dr Rice stated.

"Respect for the religious freedom of all individuals is one of the founding principles of the United States. The protection of a person's right to worship freely and without harassment is a principle that the government and the people of the United States take very seriously. Guaranteeing religious rights is of great personal importance to the President and to me."

The US government is trying to patch-up its image in Muslim countries following the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Many liberals in America have criticized the Bush administration for neglecting "soft power" issues (such as the country's perception abroad) in the broader ‘war on terror'.



MIM: According to the WIPL the self proclaimed "World Islamic Peoples Leadership" (aka World Islamic People's Lunacy) none other then Louis Farrakhan himself is being dispatched to Gitmo to "get to the bottom" of the Koran in the toilet story.

Desecration of scripture of God in Guantanamo base denounced
Regional-USA, Religion, 5/13/2005

World Islamic People's Leadership (WIPL) issued yesterday Thursday, a statement on reports about "a heinous crime being committing, regarding the desecration of the scripture of God in Guantanamo base," The official Libyan news agency JANA reported.

The text of the statement is as follows:

Following recent reports by world mass media, on the perpetration of a heinous crime, related to the desecration of the Holy Quran, at the behest of the highest military authorities in Guantanamo base, before the eyes of the prisoners, with a view to humiliate, provoke, and psychological pressurize them as well as to insult their religion, Islam; the practices ranged from tearing and stepping on the Quran and throwing it into toilets,

WIPL has received flood of communications and cables from Islamic organizations, activists and parties from various parts of the world, calling for a serious position to expose such heinous practices, that antagonize one billion Muslims, and affronts the most sacred shrine and taking positions on this matter which are due duty from Islamic perspective and internationally.

While, it condemns such irresponsible attitude, that has no relation to combating terrorism, WIPL warns against the serious repercussions of such immoral acts, and against the fertile ground that it provides for growing the phenomena of extremism and violence, WIPL joins all voices of peace and freedom advocates in the world, who condemned this behaviour, asking the US administration to conduct an immediate investigation into such deliberate insult to Muslims, offer official apologies and present those responsible to justice.

WIPL has also decided to dispatch bro. Louis Farrakhan, the Assistant Secretary of WIPL to Guantanamo detention to meet prisoners, and those responsible to clarify the background of the heinous practices, and ascertain whether they indeed took place.

Meantime, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice condemned alleged acts of disrespect for the holy Quran by U.S. military interrogators at Guantanamo Bay and promised "appropriate action" if the allegations are proven to be true.

"Disrespect for the Holy Koran is not now, nor has it ever been, nor will it ever be, tolerated by the United States.Ę We honor the sacred books of all the world's great religions. Disrespect for the Holy Koran is abhorrent to us all," Rice said in a statement she delivered before testifying in Congress May 12.

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Protests across Muslim world over Koran report

MIM: Despite after it is establishing that Muslim prisoner was behind incident of Koran pages in Gitmo toilet

May. 13, 2005

Angry protests raged across the Muslim world from Indonesia to Gaza on Friday over a report that U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay had desecrated the Koran, with calls for retaliation and a rising death toll.

In Afghanistan, at least nine people were killed on Friday, in protests over the report bringing the country's death toll to 16 this week in its worst anti-American demonstrations since the fall of the Taliban.

Washington sought to stem Muslim anger as allies demanded investigations and thousands took to the streets in outrage over the Newsweek magazine report that interrogators at the U.S. military prison in Cuba had put the Muslim holy book on a toilet and at least once flushed it down.

The unrest spread to Pakistan, which called for a U.S. probe. Hundreds of people held a peaceful protest in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.

In Gaza, several thousand Palestinians marched through a refugee camp in a protest organized by the Islamic militant group Hamas. Several hundred Palestinians also marched in the West Bank city of Hebron.

"The Holy Koran was defiled by the dirtiest of hands, by American hands," a protester shouted at the Jabalya refugee camp in Gaza, where U.S. and Israeli flags were also burned.

The escalating violence prompted the Bush administration to express sympathy with the demonstrators and urge calm.

"We want Muslims around the world to know that we share and understand the concerns that they have. We are also saddened about the loss of life because of these demonstrations turning violent," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said.

The Department of Defense is investigating the allegation and "they take such allegations very seriously," he said, but did indicate when the investigation would be completed. "...We will not tolerate any disrespect for the holy Koran," he added.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had also urged Muslims on Thursday to resist calls for violence, saying U.S. military authorities were investigating the Koran allegations and calling disrespect to the holy book "abhorrent to us all."

Muslims consider the Koran the literal word of God, treating each book with deep reverence, and the episode has embarrassed the United States, which has sought closer ties with Muslim allies as it wages its war on terrorism.

In Afghanistan and Pakistan, desecration of the Koran is punishable by death.


The United States' reputation had already been damaged by photographs released last year of physical and sexual abuse of Muslim prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Washington's allies demanded action and an investigation. Indonesia said those responsible must receive a "deserved punishment" for their "immoral action." Pakistan also called for a U.S. probe, and Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, said it was following the issue with "deep indignation."

Sentiments ran higher in the streets.

"Demonstrations serve no purpose, we should do something practical. I am ready to blow myself up for the sake of my religion to embrace martyrdom," said Mohammad Ghafoor, 18, a student protesting in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Newsweek, in its May 9 edition, quoted sources as saying that investigators probing abuses at the military prison had found that interrogators "had placed Korans on toilets, and in at least one case flushed a holy book down the toilet."

Washington is holding more than 500 prisoners from its war on terrorism at the naval base on Cuba, many of them detained in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The report prompted the worst anti-U.S. protests across that fragmented country since Americans invaded to topple Kabul's Islamist Taliban rulers for harboring Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network.

On Friday, Islamic clerics in Afghanistan told worshipers at weekly prayers that protests over the reported desecration of the holy book were justified.

They urged Muslims to shun violence, but their words fell on deaf ears as clashes erupted in different parts of the country, claiming at least nine lives, most those of protesters shot by police.

About 100 people have been injured there in days of protests, and police stations, U.N. and aid group offices and government premises have been ransacked and torched.

The United States commands a foreign force in Afghanistan of about 18,300, fighting Taliban insurgents and hunting Taliban and al Qaeda leaders, including bin Laden.

(Additional reporting by Simon Cameron-Moore, Zeeshan Haider and Saeed Ali Achakzai in Pakistan, Tabassum Zakaria in Washington and Nidal al-Mughrahbi in Gaza)

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