Saturday, May 14, 2005

Who did flush the Koran?

The FARK heading under which this story was filed pretty much sums it all up- "Saudi Arabia outraged at Koran desecration. Still apathetic about terrorism, Iraq beheadings".

As you may know there have been protests across the Muslim world about alleged desecration of the Koran at Guantanamo Bay. Newsweek's anonymous source said that copies of the Koran were placed on toilet seats and in at least one case actually flushed down the toilet. In Afghanistan nine people were killed on Friday and there were anti-American protests in countries as far apart as Indonesia and Pakistan. Saudi Arabia has indicated its "deep indignation" and has called for a quick investigation into the matter.

"Muslims consider the Koran the literal word of God, treating each book with deep reverence... In Afghanistan and Pakistan, desecration of the Koran is punishable by death."

What many of the reports on this matter have failed to mention- no anti-American media bias surely- is that according to the US's top military officer, General Richard Myers, head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, "”They have looked through the logs, the interrogation logs, and they cannot confirm yet that there was ever the case of the toilet incident. He did note a log entry, which they still have to confirm, where a detainee was reported by a guard to be ripping pages out of a Quran and putting them in a toilet to stop it up as a protest. But not where the US did it."

So let's recap- terrorist bombs kill innocent Muslims in Iraq almost every day, civilians are brutally beheaded and the Muslim world says not a word- but when the Koran is "defiled" they raise such a stink that people die. I wonder if they'll apologise if it does turn out that the Newsweek report is entirely bogus and the perpetrator of this anti-Koran crime turns out not to be an American but a Muslim?

1 comment:

LHM said...

Will be watching for developments over here today.

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