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15 dead in Afghanistan riots - false report of Koran flushing triggers mass hysteria in Muslim world

Stop Apologising to Islam - Why is US government probing a false report ?
May 15, 2005

Muslims have many pyschological problems:

"I see the suffering of the Palestinian people in this inkblot - doctor...."

MIM: The same butchers who are ready to blow themselve up because of a report of a Koran in toilet , and whose brutality is being witnessed on a daily basis. Even if this did take place the fact that Muslims worldwide are whipping themselves into a bloodthirsty frenzy should indicate to the West that we are dealing with barbarians. All the reports below fail to mention that the story of the Koran in the toilet, was in fact, the result of Muslim prisoner who tore out pages of the Koran to clog up the facilities at Gitmo. That being said, the abject dhimmitude with which American government officials from Condoleeza Rice to the White spokespeople, have groveled and apologised for this imagined treatment of what they appalllingly referred to as "The Holy Koran" has only inflamed Muslim hysteria. The appropriate response would have been to tell the Muslims "so what" and demand they apologise for the beheadings, suicide bombings, and massacres which the followers of the Koran are perpetrating throughout the world each day. The fact that it was a Muslim prisoner who used the Koran to try to 'sabotage' a Gitmo toilet is further proof of the hypocrisy and mendacity behind their actions. Any people who claim to be proponents of "a religion of peace" while advocating that the highest manifestation of faith is blowing themselves up, would be equally capable and willing to destroy their 'sacred book' in the cause of harming the interests of infidels. In the case of the Muslim who is reported to have stuffed the pages of the Koran in a Gitmo toilet,(while this coreligionists lay the blame on the Americans) this tactic has worked remarkably well.

Which begs the question as to why the U.S. government keeps repeating their intentions to probe a report which is demonstrably false ?

Reactions against Qur'an Abuse in US Increase in Afghanistan
By Cihan News Agency
Published: Sunday 15, 2005

At least 15 have died so far in the demonstrations in Afghanistan, which started upon the news that the Qur'an was desecrated by US interrogators at the US Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba to abuse detainees. Protests initiated upon the Newsweek magazine's article reporting that U.S. interrogators "had placed copies of Qur'an on toilets, and in at least one case flushed a holy book down the toilet have", been gradually spreading.

The demonstrations started four days ago in Afghanistan, and today continued with protestors' marching with anti-US slogans. They attacked security forces, who wanted to prevent them by opening fire on them, with stones and sticks. Hundreds also attended demonstrations in Pakistan. The US administration, on the other side, announced that if the allegations are validated, the necessary actions will be taken immediately.

Meanwhile, Amnesty International anxiously watches the US government's treatment of detainees and prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq. An announcement by the organization accused the US of torture once again. The Parliamentary Foreign Committee in the Great Britain, which is the closest ally of the US, had also accused the Bush administration of committing major human rights violations at Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Abdullah Askari


Lebanon cleric urges probe into Koran desecration 15 May 2005

Source: Reuters

BEIRUT, May 15 (Reuters) - Lebanon's top Sunni Muslim cleric called on Sunday for an international probe into a report that U.S. interrogators desecrated the Koran at a military prison camp in Cuba.

"Every day, the United States commits new follies that deepen the hatred of the Islamic world toward it and still American officials say 'why do they hate us?'" Lebanon's Mufti Mohammed Rashid Qabbani said in a statement.

"The United States must investigate the crime of desecrating the holy Koran through an international committee with the participation of Islamic countries to show it understands the danger of the crime carried out by its soldiers in Guantanamo detention centres, and bring down the severest punishments on them to prove its intentions towards Islam and Muslims."

Newsweek magazine said in its May 9 edition investigators probing abuses at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay found that interrogators "had placed Korans on toilets and, in at least one case, flushed a holy book down the toilet."

Muslims consider the Koran the literal word of God and treat each book with deep reverence. The report sparked demonstrations in Afghanistan, where 16 people have been killed in the worst anti-American protests since the United States invaded in 2001.

The United States has tried to calm global Muslim outrage over the incident, saying disrespect for the Koran was abhorrent and would not be tolerated and that military authorities were investigating the allegations.

Lebanon's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric said the incident was part of a U.S. policy to breed hatred of Islam.

"The desecration of the holy Koran in the terrifying Guantanamo detention centre that America created under the title of fighting terrorism against the Muslims who have been arbitrarily rounded up there, is one of the American methods of torture," Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah said.

"This is not an isolated act carried out by an American soldier but is part of an American programme...of contempt for Islam, to disfigure its image in the minds of Americans."


‘US should apologise for Koran report'
KABUL US should apologise to Muslims for the desecration of the Koran which has only strengthened the hands of fanatics and undermined efforts to build democracy, an Afghan paper said on Saturday.

Sixteen Afghans were killed and about 100 injured since anti-US protests erupted on Wednesday over a Newsweek report that US military interrogators at Guantanamo Bay had desecrated the Koran. Protests spread across Pakistan, Indonesia and Gaza.

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and PM Shaukat Aziz expressed "shock over the alleged desecration". The US has tried to calm Muslim anger, saying authorities were probing the allegation. —Reuters

Stop Apologizing to Islam

Written by Barbara J. Stock
Sunday, May 15, 2005

We Americans need to get our priorities straight. We are at war with Islam. I want President Bush, Secretary Rice, the media, and the bleeding-heart liberals to stop apologizing to Islam and I want it to stop right now. Islamists are slaughtering people all over the world. Islam has threatened to make our streets "run red with American blood." A Saudi Islamic cleric gave bin Laden permission to detonate a nuke in a major American city. Enough already!

What has set off the latest round of breast-beating and begging for Islamic forgiveness? Allegedly, the Quran was urinated on, or placed on a toilet or something. Newsweek couldn't wait to report this non-story knowing it would trigger anti-American riots and give the Islamic propaganda machine fodder for weeks to come. In fact, if Islam has any pattern, people will die because of these still unproven allegations. Once again, the sins of Islamists will be on the back page as we Americans scramble to be forgiven by Islam.

Look for more kidnappings that will be followed by the obligatory beheadings of innocent people so that "Islamic honor" can be restored. As we have all learned, only the death of someone not even remotely involved in whatever it is Islamists are enraged about, restores Islam's "honor." These beheadings will be video taped and gleefully shown on Al Jazeera every five minutes. In fact, four Afghani men have already died because of that report. Good job, Newsweek.

What has happened to this country? Four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle and his raiders launched an attack on mainland Japan. That raid had one purpose and one purpose only: To humiliate the Japanese and let them clearly know they had picked a fight with the wrong dog. Did Franklin Delano Roosevelt "apologize" for the attack? Of course not! He approved the raid.

On December 7, 1941, 2,403 men died at Pearl Harbor. On September 11, 2001, 2,948 people died with 48 still missing and presumed dead for a total of 2,996 on American soil. Pearl Harbor was at least a military target. The World Trade Center was not.

Now we are at war again. This time with an enemy that has no borders, no country, no government, and no recognizable army. Islam is an enemy that does not hesitate to kill innocent civilians. In fact, Islam prefers civilians because it fears our military. It's much cheaper and easier to kill a child than a Marine.

Islam was not outraged as Saddam Hussain slaughtered his people. Islam was not outraged as the Taliban executed women for any number of imagined sins. Islam is silent as Iran stones 13-year-old girls to death. Islam is not outraged as thousands of young women die at the hands of their own families in brutal honor killings. Islam says nothing as its terrorist heroes butcher Iraqi Muslims on a daily basis.

What does it take to make a Muslim angry? Say something bad about Islam and you can lose your head. Drop the Quran in the dirt and you will be hanged. In Sudan, a hapless man named Mohamed Taha Mohamed Ahmed, dared speculate that Mohammed was not the son of Abdullah and is now on trial for blasphemy and he will probably be hanged. Mobs of foaming-at-the-mouth Muslims gather outside the courthouse demanding he be torn to bits for even thinking such a thing.

Put women's underwear on a Muslim prisoner's head and Islamists lose total control and riot in the streets outraged at the barbaric treatment of their "soldiers." Islamic terrorists do not uphold a single word of the Geneva Convention. They beat, torture, and behead our prisoners, many of whom are not even soldiers. They desecrate bodies by burning them and hanging them from bridges, but touch that Quran and Islam loses its collective mind.

We are apologizing to these people?

Perhaps Americans need some reminders of some of the crimes that Islam has committed against America. It is in the name of Islam these attacks have been carried out and I hold Islam responsible because it is Islam that has raised these terrorists to hero status.

On the orders of Yassar Arafat the American embassy was attacked in March of 1973 and two diplomats were killed and others were held hostage. Arafat demanded the freedom of fellow Muslim Sirhan Sirhan, in prison for killing Robert Kennedy.

A few months later, in Athens, three Americans were killed and 55 injured as Islamic terrorists threw grenades and machine-gunned civilians waiting for a flight to New York.

In 1983, 17 Americans died when Islamists blew up a car in front of the embassy in Lebanon. Four more Americans died when the American embassy in Kuwait was attacked that same year.

Returning to the American embassy in Lebanon in 1984, 24 more Americans died when yet another car bomb went off outside the embassy.

The year 1985 brought death to five Americans in Rome with 74 wounded in an Islamic attack at the airport. Also in 1985, Americans got their first glimpse into the soul of the enemy when Islamic terrorists took over the cruise ship Achilles Lauro and shot a crippled American Jew in a wheelchair, Leon Klinghoffer, and then pushed him overboard.

In May, 1987, the U.S.S. Stark was attacked by an Iraqi fighter plane and 37 American sailors died.

Libya blew up a Pan Am flight over Scotland killing 189 Americans on their way home for Christmas.

Eighteen American soldiers died in Somalia in 1993 and six Americans died in the first World Trade Center bombing with over a thousand injured.

At 9:03 on the morning of April 19, 1995, a Ryder truck blew up in front of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. On that spring day 168 people died—many of them small children. This classic Islamic attack was quickly blamed on two "home-grown" terrorists. This case is in the process of being re-examined due to overwhelming evidence that al Qaeda and possibly Saddam Hussain were involved.

In 1996, 19 Americans died when Islamists blew up the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. Also in 1996 there was the mysterious downing of TWA Flight 800. There were 169 Americans on board.

August 7, 1997 was the last day on earth for 23 Americans who were at the American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.

The year 2000 brought the attack on the U.S.S. Cole that killed 17 American sailors.

This, of course, brings us to the attack on September 11, 2001. There have been many more attacks leading up to that horrible day and not once has Islam apologized.

I hear, "We don't want to sink to the Islamists' level." I don't want to hear that any more either. There is absolutely no comparison to be made. Islamic prisoners are fed, clothed, and allowed to practice the very religion that has sworn to kill us all. I don't hear any Islamic outrage over the hostage beheadings or Iraqi children being targeted by Islamic butchers. I didn't hear a peep of anger when a British imam said children were legitimate targets for Islam.

Islam seems to have no limit to the evil it will inflict on others. Because of this, Islam has lost all rights to protest an imagined injustice inflicted on it.

About the Writer: Barbara J. Stock is a registered nurse who enjoys writing about politics and current events. She has a website at Barbara J. receives e-mail at [email protected].

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