Qur’an Burning Rage in Afghanistan

Arnold Ahlert is a former NY Post op-ed columnist currently contributing to JewishWorldReview.com, HumanEvents.com and CanadaFreePress.com. He may be reached at atahlert@comcast.net.


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The United States embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is on lockdown and violent protests are spreading throughout the nation. The impetus for the unrest was the burning of Muslim holy books at a NATO military base on Monday. The books, including Qur’ans, had been removed from a detention center library adjoining Bagram air base, 40 miles north of Kabul, because they were being used by Afghan detainees to disseminate “extremist” messages. While that fact is being left largely untold by the Obama administration and our mainstream media, Washington is now offering repeated apologies.

The number of apologies, along with their obsequious nature in some cases, is curious, to say the least. On Tuesday, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander Gen. John Allen offered his “sincere apologies for any offense this may have caused, to the president of Afghanistan, the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and most importantly, to the noble people of Afghanistan.” A day later, Allen ordered all 130,000 coalition troops in the country to “complete training in the proper handling of religious materials” by March 3rd. “I’m going to take steps inside these headquarters to issue an order today on how we will handle religious materials for the faith of Islam, henceforth, by ISAF, so that something like this just cannot happen again,” Allen promised.

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called the reported incident “deeply unfortunate” and apologized for the “inappropriate treatment” of the material. White House spokesman Jay Carney called it “a deeply unfortunate incident that does not reflect the great respect our military has for the religious practices of the Afghan people.” U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker joined Gen. Allen, and deputy defense secretary Ashton B. Carter, in a meeting Wednesday with Afghan president Hamid Karzai at the presidential palace. The officials apologized on behalf of President Obama. The White House released yet another apology quoted by the American embassy on Twitter. “We apologize to the Afghan people and disapprove of such conduct in the strongest possible terms,” it read. “This does not reflect the great respect our military has for the religious practices of the Afghan people.” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland upped the ante, characterizing the event as “horrific,” and further noting that the “desecration of religious articles is not in keeping with the standards of American tolerance, human rights practices, and freedom of religion.”

A Western military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release information, contended that the Qur’ans and other Islamic readings in the library at Parwan Detention Facility were being used to fuel extremism, and that detainees were using them to exchange extremist messages. He further noted that while several hundred Islamic publications were removed from the library because of their extremist content and the extremist messages written on their pages by detainees, none of the documents were destroyed, only “charred and burned.” Other unnamed U.S. military officials said that soldiers had been directed to destroy the documents after they discovered prisoners’ “clandestine communications” hidden inside.

This reality raises an interesting question: at what point do “religious documents” become facilitators of extremist communications and/or prisoner unrest during wartime? Either of these scenarios could endanger U.S. troops. Yet it is obviously apparent that cultural “sensitivity” trumps such considerations in our world today. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Gen. Allen continues to defer to such sensitivities. “It was not a decision that was made because they were religious materials,” Allen told NATO TV on Wednesday. “It was not a decision that was made with respect to the faith of Islam. It was a mistake. It was an error. The moment we found out about it we immediately stopped and we intervened.”

None of it mattered. More than 2,000 Afghans protested the incident outside the Bagram Air Base, shouting, “Die, die, foreigners!” Some fired rifles into the air. Others threw rocks at the gate of the base and set tires on fire. In Kabul, demonstrators tried to storm a fortified compound housing thousands of Western contractors. Hundreds of protesters also gathered outside Camp Phoenix, another U.S. military base. Rocks were hurled at the installation, and there were reports that shots were fired as well. Additional protests took place in Jalalabad, where demonstrators set 11 fuel tankers ablaze, burned U.S. President Barack Obama’s effigy, and praised Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, shouting, “Long live Mullah Omar.” Demonstrations also took place in the western city of Herat.

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  • Alvaro

    Putting boots on the ground in that country was a huge strategic blunder. I knew it all along. Afghanistan is a backward, tribalist, racist nation where they hate each other almost as much as they hate foreigners.

    The Soviet-Afghan war and its aftermath showed us all we needed to know about the country. Somehow Washington seems to have missed that part of history.

    The Taliban's support of jihadism could have been corrected with bombs. It would cost a fraction, save thousands of lives and frighten others from doing the same.

    • Asher

      Like Newt says: Tell Karzi Good bye and Good Luck! "Obama surrendered Twice today, because the American government is afraid to tell the truth." Those Korans were wrote in and desicrated..You would think that these people would not want their books tarnished….Our troops did the right thing here! We weren't there to make Karzi a huge leader either.. No reason to be apologizing!

  • http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com HermitLion

    What a fine display of dhimmitude on behalf of the US establishment. From the tone of these 'apologies', one would think they were slaves grovelling before their masters.

    Are they?

    • Hanna

      YES.

    • StephenD

      You're right Hermit; that's all it can be. This practice of putting notes in publications in prisons is called "kitting" and whenever such messages are found the materials are destroyed. Love letters, personal journals, photos of dear ol’ mom, Bibles…but not the Qur'an! Hell no! What bothers me more is EVERYONE is referring to it (as they profusely apologize) as the HOLY Qur'an. Makes me sick. There is NOTHING HOLY about it.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called the reported incident “deeply unfortunate” and apologized for the ”inappropriate treatment” of the material.

    One wonders if Panetta bowed on his hands and knees in submissive dhimmitude and stuck out his mandible so that it could be struck before he offered up his humble apology?

    With all due respect, every Koran in the world should be burned ASAP because of what is contained in them and for what they command all Muslims on earth to do. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that there aren't some genuinely peaceful and good things contained in the Koran, because there are. However, all those peaceful and good things contained in the Koran have been abrogated, superseded, and replaced by the latter issued sword verses of the Koran that commands all Muslims to fight jihad in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme throughout the world. Hence, they don't even apply.

    Now the only purpose that those peaceful and good verses of the Koran serve today is that they are convenient for using to dupe gullible useful idiots to make them believe that Islam is really a Religion of Peace™, instead of what it really is, which is a supremacist theo-political totalitarian ideology masquerading as being a religion to dupe the gullible societies it intends to subjugate into a very draconian form of Islamic totalitarianism via the imposition of Sharia for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme.

    Meanwhile, what the hell are we still doing in Afghanistan today anyway? Indeed, lifting up Muslims, which are our mortal eternal enemies and the mortal eternal enemies of all non-Muslim unbelievers in the world no matter what, is about as counterproductive as lifting up Hitler and the Nazis after WWII. We may as well just blow our brains out.

    Not to mention that we've already wasted trillions of dollars and thousands of patriotic American troops have been killed or maimed for life already and all for nothing. Meanwhile, the ruling Mullah regime in Iran has been working like busy bees developing nukes and building up its national defenses, while murdering Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan with impunity at the same time. Indeed, our political elites on both sides of the political aisle today are all completely and utterly mentally incompetent.

    Of course, all of this insanity is brought to us courtesy of our Saudi hijacked Middle East Studies Departments at our elite colleges and universities.

    • imad

      Sir,

      No Muslim troops are in American land as far as I know. We don't burn your books holly or not. We don't kill your brothers and sisters. we don't send you drones to kill your children. We don't interfere in your internal affairs. 911 was an inside job done by non Muslim people but the blame was put on the Muslim to wage war on them and their resources. Please go to your people and ask to re-open an investigation about 911. The physic law has to be changed to explain your governmental arguments for 911. They don't either find WMD in IRAQ. You are helping Israel military to kill and oppress our brothers in Palestine as well.

      Now you are burning our holly book. Please tell your civilized people that the Quran is our holly book and it is the most important things for us as Muslim. If you don't like the Quran, just know that it is the book of Allah and give yourself another chance and read it again it might soften your heart.

      I ask you for respect. You are civilized people and I know that back in your country the respect is highly appreciated among your people. So please respect us and our way of life.

      Thank your very much

      Imad

      • ObamaYoMoma

        No Muslim troops are in American land as far as I know.

        That's a damn lie! Every damn Muslim living in America as a covert jihadists for the purpose of infiltration and stealth demographic conquest is in essence a soldier, and the ones that aren't, are blasphemous apostates that per the dictates of mainstream orthodox Islam must be executed.

        We don't burn your books holly or not.

        Unlike the Koran, our holy books don't command Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, or whatever to fight jihad in the cause of God against unbelievers to make their respective religions supreme. It also doesn't forbid the freedom of conscience and make blasphemy and apostasy capital offenses either. Not to mention that Islam isn't a true religion in any event, as it is in reality a supremacist theo-political totalitarian ideology that masquerades as being a religion to dupe the gullible societies it intends to subjugate into a very draconian form of Islamic totalitarian via the imposition of Sharia for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme.

        We don't kill your brothers and sisters.

        That's a damn lie. Muslim violent jihadists killed 3,000 innocent Americans on 9/11 in a violent jihad attack in the cause of Allah.

        we don't send you drones to kill your children.

        No you don't. You send violent jihad to kill innocents in cold blood. Meanwhile, we use drones alright to kill Muslim violent jihadists, but only in self defense.

        We don't interfere in your internal affairs.

        That's leftwing claptrap. In any event, we don't interfere in the internal affairs of draconian Islamic totalitarian hellholes. However, our federal government is super infiltrated by covert non-violent jihadists and the Middle East Studies Departments at our elite universities and colleges are owned lock, stock, and barrel by Saudi petro-dollars.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        911 was an inside job done by non Muslim people but the blame was put on the Muslim to wage war on them and their resources.

        And you are a mentally handicapped moonbat!

        Please go to your people and ask to re-open an investigation about 911.

        Please excuse me if I'm not nearly dumb enough.

        The physic law has to be changed to explain your governmental arguments for 911.

        Again, you are a mentally handicapped moonbat.

        They don't either find WMD in IRAQ.

        They found remnants. In any event, I could care less. Saddam deserved to be ousted because he violated the ceasefire agreement and tons of UNSC Resolutions. Why have agreements if no one enforces them?

        However, I didn't agree with the fantasy based nation-building missions in Iraq and Afghanistan because they amounted to lifting up our mortal eternal enemies. Thus, as soon as Saddam was captured and the country had been scoured for WMD, we should have left hoping that the vacuum we left behind would have led to a jihad between the Sunni and Shi'a that if lucky would have lasted for many years. In Afghanistan, we had no business jumping into the middle of that jihad between the Northern Alliance and the Taliban. If we had to do anything, we should have armed the weaker side just enough to result in a stalemate with the intention of trying to make that jihad last as long as possible.

        You are helping Israel military to kill and oppress our brothers in Palestine as well.

        I hope we are helping the Jewish unbelievers in Israel to defend itself from the perpetual jihad of conquest the Islamic world is waging in the cause of Allah against the Jewish unbelievers, as Israel's enemies are also our enemies and the enemies of all non-Muslim unbelievers in the world. Meanwhile, the so-called Palestinians were created out of whole cloth in Moscow in 1964 by the Soviet KGB as a disinformation campaign to camouflage the Islamic world's permanent and perpetual jihad of conquest under a false cloak of nationalism.

        Moreover, Israel always only acts in self-defense. Hence, any Jihadists killed by Israel's military in self-defense is perfectly justifiable.

        Now you are burning our holly book.

        Yeah…for the reasons I already mentioned in my first post, all Korans in the world should be confiscated and burned.

        Please tell your civilized people that the Quran is our holly book and it is the most important things for us as Muslim.

        There isn't a damn thing holy about the Koran, as it commands all Muslims with no exceptions to fight jihad in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme. Thus, since the Koran is a book that commands all Muslims to fight jihad in the cause of Allah against all non-Muslim unbelievers, they should all be burned.

        If you don't like the Quran, just know that it is the book of Allah and give yourself another chance and read it again it might soften your heart.

        Per the doctrine of abrogation, which states that when two or more verses of the Koran come into conflict and contradict each other, the latter issued verses of the Koran abrogate, i.e., supersedes and replaces the earlier issued verses.

        I ask you for respect.

        Because all Muslims are jihadists waging violent and covert non-violent jihad against the West, Muslims should not be respected. Instead, Islam should be outlawed and mass Muslim immigration to the West with all of its excess baggage should be banned and reversed ASAP. Hell, the West should immediately seize the Middle East oilfields and confiscate the enormous unearned oil wealth of the Saudis and the Gulf State Emirates, not out of greed, but in self-defense since they have been using those resources and assets to finance covert jihad against the West.

        You are civilized people and I know that back in your country the respect is highly appreciated among your people. So please respect us and our way of life.

        Sorry, Muslims don't deserve respect. Instead, they deserve to be thrown out o f the USA ASAP.

        Yeah right. Is that why all females living in draconian Islamic totalitarian hellholes today are universally treated worse than animals? Is that why all Christians and non-Muslim unbelievers unfortunate enough to be living in those draconian Islamic hellholes, are all violently oppressed and systematically persecuted when not outright slaughtered altogether?

        Thank your very much

        The pleasure is all mine.

        • Scott

          the guy may be wrong, but he ASKED for your respect and couldnt even get that from you. he called you sir, and you called him moonbat. so you said all that stuff about muslims, and the muslim you replied to called you sir. giving you some respect.
          dude, youre a bonhead and dont deserve the respect that muslim just gave you.

        • Ghostwriter

          Sorry,but Imad was acting like a jerk and he deserved to be called on it. I don't agree with everything ObamaYoMoma says,but Imad repeats the same old tired claptrap that far too many Muslims say. He blames the United States for the Muslim world's problems then expects Americans to respect his point of view when he clearly doesn't want to listen to ours. Most Muslims don't care how Americans feel. Maybe when they wise up and start listening to us,maybe then we'll discuss things. But here,no way.

          • Western Canadian

            Actually, those two deserve each other..

      • acena

        sir,
        There are millions of muslims in the US.Over 50% of the mosques have been shown to preach radical islam.Hundreds of muslim terrorist acts have been deterred .muslims are invading our country daily.muslims dominate 57 countries.We have 1.

        If Americans are so offensive why are muslims flooding into our country ? We did not invite this invasion and considering the muslim crime rate and abuse of our social system,it is no different than an act of war.muslims are demanding,forcing and rudely intruding in every aspect of our lives.

        We do not want our brave people in your countries.Do you so convenienantly forget why our troops are there? Because your politicians asked for help to save muslims from muslim extremists.Sadam Hussein murdered over 450,000 muslims with gas.I agree the US should not have intervened ,we should have let him murder 2 million more.The Taliban exterminated thousands in the ME.Your countries are festering in hate mongers and murderers.We have no interest in saving your lives.Our governments decided on these actions.

        Your 911 propaganda is nonsense and not worth the time to refute.The murderers were muslims from Saudi Arabi,period.

        As this article explains the burning of a few qurans was accidental ,apologies were made.Now you are murdering people over this.Will that bring back the books ? Is that the act of rational,reasonable ,respectful ,peaceful people?

        We neither want nor need to read your book.We have no interest in islam.
        You show no respect for any religion or culture so will receive none in return.

        If you would cease and desist from brutally murdering,raping and kidnapping people and remove the muslim invaders from our countries,we could live more peacefully .

        Regards

      • ObamaYoMoma

        We don't burn your books holly or not.

        That's complete and utter BS. Muslims not only burn bibles in mass all the time, they constantly burn churches down all the time as well, besides violently oppressing and systematically persecuting when not outright slaughtering Christians and non-Muslim unbelievers living in their draconian Islamic totalitarian hellholes as less than second-class dhimmi citizens.

      • SpiritOf1683

        They're not Muslim troops, they're ungrateful hate-filled infidel-loathing Muslim terrorists who carried out atrocities like 9/11. So get the hell out, hate-filled barbarian and get back to Pakistan where you can be amongst your fellow savages. We want to remain civilized, and that means parasites like you should go, and may the door hit you on the way out.

  • Robert C.Laity

    But it was fine when Obama ordered the burning of BIBLES in Afghanistan? Obama is a (Expletive deleted) anti-Christian,anti-Jewish Muslim Supremacist.

    It's bull (Expletive deleted) that Obama is a "Christian". He's Islamic to the hilt.

  • Amused

    Where did you get that croc of sheet from Laity ?

    • Zionista

      can't take it when your boy little barry is called out? stay on point – why are our young men and women fighting in Afghanistan – a country of bloodthirsty neanderthals with a 7th century mindset?

      • Amused

        Ok zionista , so Obama ordered the burning of Bibles ? Obama is not a christian ? lol…islamic to the hilt ???
        Thank you Zionista ! You convinced me ! You're just as dumb as Laity . I'm critical of Obama for things that ARE , not for things that idiots make up . But hey chump …if the shoe fits ….wear it .

        • acena

          Obama ordered the bibles burned in 2009.
          He celebrates muslim holidays in the WH but ignores Christian holidays.He has made multiple comments supporting muslim ideals,including in his book.Rev Wright was a NOI radical before reforming his church to gain more power and money.
          There are several muslims appointed by Obama that have ties to terrorist funding.The MSM will not inform you of such,you must learn to read on your own.

          Obama’s saving of banks was done in part to cover the fact some of the companies were invested in sharia banking and junk bonds,that muslim countries/businesses defaulted on.

          He aided extremist groups to take over ME countries and continues to do so.

          Obama gives our tax dollars to pay welfare to Palestinian terrorist families in prison.He has brought in over 1 million “refugees”,unvetted,and supplied them with welfare ,business loans,homes,phones,computers,cars…….

    • nightspore

      Instead of shooting from the hip, why don't you ascertain the facts for yourself? Check Linda Rivera's comment below.

      • Amused

        LOL…..I have checked the facts ….and they do not eminate from the well meaning but totally brainwashed and hysterical Linda . So instead of attempting a clever remark , hows about putting up ANY proof for those three dimwitted aspersions zionista foisted on the fools ….like you . I know people like you can't be bothered with facts …but give it a try bunky .

  • Amused

    Alvaro hit the nail right on the head . And McCain says what ? Stay there for how long ? I say get the hell ouitta that cesspool ASAP !
    And it seems common sense aint so common , you would think that at this late date in time , the commander of that base would have calculated " cause and effect " by now , and would have taken the proper precautions to prevent this sort of BLUNDER . And I do not say that out of any consideration for the savages that are presently incited , not at all , but for the safety and well being of our troops ,who ALREADY have enough to handle .There's no excuse , if you've got a "burn pit " on your base , you oughta know what's being burnt . Many lives are put in jeopardy and this is no new revelation .

  • davarino

    How would you like to be fighting under these limp wristed generals. I'll bet none of them would fight for their own troops. Its all about career now, very few patriots, I have great respect for the troops but these officers have no guts. They will throw their soldiers under the bus just to suck up to this pres. The constitution doesnt demand loyalty and respect for the commander in chief no matter what. This pres is out of line and doesnt even have respect from muslims in the ME even though he has bent over backwards apologizing and sucking up to them. He is a disgrace. I'm sure it puzzles him why they dont like him. This narcissist must be going crazy trying to figure out why people dont like him, both domestic and foreign

    They should have shot those corans out of a cannon. Screw'm if they dont like it.

  • Amused

    Yea Dave , "SCREW'EM " , then YOU go to Afghanistan and work along side those Afghanis you armed , who you think are your allies. You're as dumb as the commanders there .

  • Divrr1230

    These people are taught from birth to hate, scheme and destroy. Normal human emotions like trust and care seem remote to what they usually demonstrate under the guidance of their opium-controlled Taliban rulers. Clan and tribe members sleep with AK-47s while keeping an eye open for enemies like us. A poor miserable dust-eating people under the rule of manipulating frontmen like king Karzai who sponge up all they can from what comes in from rich elsewheres, while the people eat a staple of sand and insects with no hope for a better tomorrow. Another fine example of the freedom the Koran gives to miserable souls. _I certainly don't condone what the Americain soldiers did, but let's face the facts…the Koran is definitely the ultimate guide to despair and hopelessness. It has the same universal effet of hatred. These soldiers see this effet day in and day out. They see these hopeless slaves crushed between the covers of this demonic book of illusions._And we expect these people to forgive us for what was done to their holy pages of hopelessness?_Another illusion and more to come from a part of the world totally oblivious to democracy and goodwill.

    • imad

      Sir,

      You are the invader and the aggressor of the land of Muslims. How you would react if I come to your house and burn your best book not even an holly one. I don't think you would like it.

      I ask you for respect. I don't think you read Quran either. I advice you to read it. The Islam is the way of life of Muslim even if you don't like it. The Koran is our holly book even if you don't like it. But I know why you don't like it. Be a man and go and find out for yourself and read about Islam. Don't be biased.

      Thanks

      imad

      • Western Canadian

        Quite a few of us have ready the unholy and utterly bloody koran. It is the most vile load of sick minded and vicious hatred in human history. Period. And fighting back against islamic terror and murder is NOT something to be discouraged. But according to islamic mock-logic, anything that fails to gratify or buy off islamic hatred, is an attack on islam. Pathetic.

      • SpiritOf1683

        You are the invader in our lands, and you and your type plot the mass murder of our citizens. Atrocities like 9/11, London and Madrid are more than ample proof of this. So off you go savage back to heathen Pakistan.

  • ASG

    Spoke to a friend of mine who is currently over there last night. According to him it wasn't even the Qu'ran that was burned, it was photo copies of excerpts from it used in a class on Islam. He also mentioned that they were briefed the day after it happened and were told unequivacly that under no circumstance are they currently allowed to use deadly force even for self defense.

  • cali59

    Obama sending a letter of apology is beyond reason; what a hypocrite! These deranged people killing christians left and right in the most unbelievable methods; Obama not once has spoken on behalf of these christians, or as a matter of fact on behalf of the little girls there (acid attacks, killing etc) simply because they go to school; and here he is once again – groveling, and bowing to his brethren, apology letter in hand, expressing his sorrow that 'these dumb hillbillies soldiers' burning some oh so valuable books.
    What a disgrace this admin, and his lackeys are! Has Hillary flown there yet to apologise in person, and chew out our soldiers and, maybe threatening them with a court marshal? It wouldn't surprise me!

  • Leland

    Had enough of being the world's policeman? Tired of saving the world for democracy? I hope so. We are bankrupt. We have squandered the lives of thousands of our troops, maimed thousands more in the futile hope of turning Afghanistan and Iraq into democracies. Our generals and their civilian masters beg for forgiveness of sins against Islam, real or imagined and appear weak, even foolish. We, the USA, made a mistake after destroying the Taliban grip on Afghanistan 10+ years ago – we should have left. Same for Iraq. Hopefully we will not make the same mistake in Syria.

    • BS77

      "world's policeman"….sounds like a Ron Paul cliche…tired of hearing that line. The US has legitimate reasons to be involved abroad. I would agree that the type of involvement and money spent needs to be watched carefully….agree on that.

    • trickyblain

      If you made this post during the Bush admin, you'd be labelled an un-American treasonous traitor. Probably by yourself.

      • Leland

        How about "savior" of the world? I'm not a Ron Paul guy but I think he does have some views which deserve fair debate. After watching our "progress" in Afghanistan and the unfolding events in Iran and Syria, I see the the Bush/Obama administrations as inept at best, stupid, perhaps insane at worst. Good intentions are no substitute for guts and the will to defend our national interests. Following the same failed policies over and over while expecting different results one definition of Insanity. What vital US interest is at stake in Afghanistan?

  • Jaladhi

    If true then the hate manual got what it deserved. It should be totally eradicated from this good earth!!!

  • BS77

    I feel sorry for the poor women, children, elderly in these barbaric hell hole countries where mental slavery, despair, misery and ignorance go on generation upon generation. Apologize to these human monsters? What good will that do???. When they destroyed the lovely Buddhist statues , who apologized? No one. When they burned and destroyed Bibles in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher who apologized? No one. When they killed 3000 people on 9/11, who apologized? No one.

    • SpiritOf1683

      Why should we be sorry for them? This is how they want to live, and they have murdered Westerners in cold blood for over 250 years dating back to the British Raj in India in 175, and they'll continue doing it. Instead of being sorry for them, we should be making them fearful of the consequences of killing one more infidel.

      • SpiritOf1683

        175 should read 1757.

  • whitehunter

    For an American general to feel the need (or, more likely, be ordered) to grovel and apologize to these savages is a disgrace. Imagine what George Patton's reaction would have been if Germans had rioted in response to reports that his troops were burning copies of Mein Kampf.

    And how in the world did word of this immediately spread outside of the prison camp, anyway? That's the real problem that needs to be investigated–and punished. The Islamic Book of Hate belongs in just one place on a U.S. military base: in the enlisted men's latrine, where its pages can be ripped out and put to their best and highest (or rather lowest) use when the roll of Charmin runs out.

    • Amused

      The word spread because Afghanis who were working in the camp saw it …..DUH . I would agree that , where you mentioned ,should be the final resting place for a Q'uran , but unfortunately the reality on the ground is otherwise .

  • BLJ

    Screw the Koran. Seriously. This is coming for creatures that kill Christians and I am sure have destroyed their fair share of bibles.

    We should leave that hell hole and let the mother loving rats go at it. The media's focus on this is sure more intense than on the Fort Hood murders by an ISLAMIC LOWLIFE PIECE OF FECES.

  • dorian

    The apologies only invite more muslim hystronics,demands and violence.muslims neither respect nor value anything but they demand it from others to demonstrate their power and superiority.

    It's pitiful and useless to appease them.They should be treated equaly and receive the same vitriol they espouse until they earn respect by dealing with the world rationally,equally and responsibly .

    So back at ya :

    “Die, die, muslims!”

    • SpiritOf1683

      Apologies do indeed only invite more of this, and further convince them of our weakness. They genuinely think we are afraid of them and that they're superior to us. it is time this notion was firmly put to bed, but it won't be put to bed until political correctness and self-loathing are finally put to bed..

  • Marty

    Perhaps our muslim friends would be placated if we held a pity party for them and their founding document, the one that is full of anti-semitism, contempt for women, endorsements of pedophilia, endorsements of spousal abuse and slavery, rape, and is responsible for the 1400 year old history of slaughter of 280 million Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Jews, and Africans that is still being enthusiastically pursued.

  • Bartimaeus

    It is interesting how we are seeing more and more attacks and restrictions on Christianity in our own country and at the same time such sensitivity and submissiveness to Islam. It is clear that our president is more sympathetic to Islam than to Christianity. If an incident like this happened in the USA, would our law enforcement treat it as the lawlessness that it is or would they back down and make many apologies. Will we ever have leaders that will hold Islam to the same standards that we believe governs civilized nations in the west? If not we will soon be an Islamic nation.

  • mrbean

    President Barack Hussein Obama announced today that he is reconverting back to Islam and will chant the Islamic morning prayers on loudspeakers from the Whitehouse balcony. He has also created by executive order, the cabinet post of Supreme American Imam. The media immediately praised him for honesty and stated that we as Americans should embrace this diversity in religion. Sorry I was just having a nightmare while typing.

    • Amused

      Off your meds again Mr.Bean ?

  • LindaRivera

    (CNN) — Military personnel threw away, and ultimately burned, confiscated Bibles that were printed in the two most common Afghan languages amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans, a Defense Department spokesman said Tuesday." End of quote.

    This disgraceful act was perpetrated some time ago. U.S. military BURNED BIBLES. Bibles that should have been returned to the senders! A terrible and shocking hostile attack on God and God's Word. NO respect for our Merciful, Awesome, Glorious Creator. NO apologies were made to the billions of people around the world who worship the Holy One, Almighty God.

    U.S. leaders revealed to the entire Muslim world, their intense HATE for Almighty God and the Bible.

    Written in those Bibles, are God's Laws, radically different from the Koran:

    'YOU SHALL NOT MURDER'.

  • LindaRivera

    The Koran teaches hate, violence and murder of non-Muslims. The deep respect U.S. leaders give the Koran, show Muslims that U.S. leaders respect the Korans's teaching of hate, violence and murder of non-Muslims. How is it possible that America has such leaders?

  • LindaRivera

    Following the Quran burnings, thousands of protesters shouted “Death to Americans!” and “Death to infidels!” They reportedly besieged the U.S. base with petrol bombs and slingshots.

    Why are we in Afghanistan? Why were we in Iraq? We are intensely HATED by Muslims. U.S. and British military are forced to fight under immoral ROE (Rules of Engagement) whereby the lives of Muslim terrorists are considered more valuable than our military, causing our military to be killed. Our military are forced to DIE for Islam. It's called winning hearts and minds. How evil.

    • imad

      Sir,

      Ask yourself why did you go to Muslim land in the first place? do you think really that these bench of Taliban did 911? you could be joking! The law of physics has to be changed to explain your arguments about 911. You invaded us for false reasons. So even if you don't believe in God, we Muslims, even at this state of affair, we are going to struggle but we will defeat you and push you out of our land. The truth will prevail at the end. You will see that 911 was an inside job done and in purpose to get America involved in several wars in a raw on behalf of Israel. But the real purpose of this is to destroy the US empire and replace it by Israel. Because Israel want to rule the world from Jerusalem a prepare the country for their coming messiah. Now when America got involved in every part of the world, obviously, it will be weaken financially broken, then Israel will intervene in a spectacular military show to save America. But in fact this show will be just a show to establish itself as a ruling state of the world and got America in its knee. The same way America did during the first and second WW and put Europe in its knee. It is just history repeating itself.

      • LindaRivera

        To imad,

        Apparently you DID NOT read my comments.
        Like many others, I am disgusted America went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan. I DON'T want America to be in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Iraq and Afghanistan people don't want America to be there. Neither do Americans want America to be there. American leaders want us to be there. That is not what Americans want. It is disgusting.

        Your statements regarding Israel are astonishing. How wrong you are! American leaders give weapons and constant advanced military training to the PLO/Palestinian Authority security services . ALL of this training is used against Israel's Jews. THOUSANDS of Palestinian Authority Muslims celebrated 9/11 with great JOY – dancing in the streets, passing out candy and firing into the air. Muslims, Americans are FORCED to finance with their taxes even though many Americans have lost their jobs. Some Americans are homeless and live in tent cities all over America.

        Little Israel is constantly pressured by America, Britain, Europe and other western nations to surrender half her land – the BIBLICAL, Jewish homeland of Judea and Samaria to her enemies who plot massive Jewish genocide. Israel has NO power or influence with America or other nations. If Israel did have any power or influence, Israel would not be pressured to commit national suicide by surrendering half her tiny land to enemies who seek Israel's total DESTRUCTION.

        Israel does NOT want to rule the world. Israel wants only to SURVIVE.

        You state: "even if you don't believe in God". If you had read my comments you would know that I believe in the One God, Creator of the Universe. The God who gave His Laws to His Hebrew servant Moses. Laws that included:

        Bible, Exodus 20
        YOU SHALL NOT MURDER
        You shall not steal
        You shall not bear false witness (lie)

        Bible, Exodus 21:16 He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death.

        God's Laws apply to ALL people. No one gets a free pass to break God's Laws because of their religion.

  • Kendrick1

    The Muslims are an level-minded people…..ALWAYS filled with hatred!!!

  • Lock 'n Load

    "The books, including Qur’ans, had been removed from a detention center library adjoining Bagram air base, 40 miles north of Kabul, because they were being used by Afghan detainees to disseminate “extremist” messages. While that fact is being left largely untold by the Obama administration and our mainstream media, Washington is now offering repeated apologies."
    The books were used as a conduit for covert strategic terrorist communications.
    Of course, it would have been PERFECTLY acceptable if it had cost American lives – NO pro-blem-o.

    • Amused

      Uh , that fact has been in the public domain , [unhidden ] since the story broke …..and btw [if you're interested] , two American soldiers have been killed by one of our alleged Afghan allies . Try sticking to the facts chum .

  • Amused

    It amazes me how people look for any rationality , or expect logic amongst the savages of islam .It does not matter what we do , they burn bibles, they burn people ,they kill our troops . We shouldn't be there another day .BUT because we are , incidents like this should be avoided , out of sheer common sense if nothing else . Yea , die muslims die …blah , blah ,blah ….NO ! Lets get the hell out of there ASAP , there is no purpose to be there .

  • Nakba1948

    The violence that has erupted over this incident is inexcusable, but it speaks more to the protesters' insular culture and unsophisticated mindset than it does their religion. You wouldn't see this happen, for example, within the American Muslim community. And President Obama was right to apologize to Hamid Karzai. A similar apology would be owed to us if one of our allies accidentally burned a Bible or Torah. At the end of the day, neither the Qur'an burning nor the president's apology could possibly make things in Afghanistan worse than they already are.

    • Amused

      Uh , Nakba , while I agree only with your last sentence , Torah and Bible burning would never evoke the same responses as this does with muslims , they are in fact primitive savages , yet restrained in American Society for one and only one reason …..they would be crushed if they did , and they know it . We would not put up with their violence ,and they know that too . We have no sane reason for being in Afgghanistan other than routing the Taliban and killing Bin Laden …we have accomplished both ……let the population have at it at killing each other , let the taliban come back and institute their hell on Earth Sharia ….and if they againm harbor terrorists who plot against the US , bomb them into the stoneage without a single boot on the ground .

      • Boo

        Gotta agree with you there!

        • Boo

          Only the stoneage would be an upgrade for them

    • kafir4life

      Nakkie…..It speaks directly to their religion, the gutter cult of islam. It's part and parcel of what the pedophile rapist mohamat had presented in his terror guide the koran. Bible (and church and Christian) burning is not only acceptable, but mandatory to gutter cultists.
      Where we live, we do this…..We don't ire muslims. We don't shop in their stores. We don't shop in stores that hire muslims, and explain to management why. It's a safety issue. Of course not all muslims are splodeydopes, just as not all dogs have rabies, it's best to not approach an unknown dog (or muslim) for concern of rabies (or explosions).

      It's like that with muslims.
      allahu snackbar, nakkie!

  • Ghostwriter

    Here's the thing. It was an accident! No one meant for it to happen!!! To riot over a mistake is stupid! And the Muslim world continues to wonder why most Americans have little respect for their religion. It's stuff like this is the cause. A clear accident and the Afghans erupt in violence. The sooner the riots and other acts of violence stop,the more respect will be EARNED among Americans but not before.

    • Amused

      You seek to apply logic where there is none . It matters not whether an accident .When will people understand that .We are dealing with illogical , irrational barbarians . They dont need a good excuse , all they need is ANY excuse -good or bad . Let's get the hell out , they're not worth one more drop of American Blood , Enough of this foolishness !

  • Bashy Quraishy

    Dear FrontPage
    You and your commentators speak without knowledge and out of your own prejudice when the Quran burning incident is explained in such ill informed way; Qur’an Burning Rage in Afghanistan.
    You seem to suggest that it is OK to burn Quran in a Muslim country because you are occupying it and that someone has written angry messages on it. This kind of excuses are common from Americans when they violate human rights, torture war prisoners and take pictures of nude and dead bodies of the enemy. You have destroyed their country and you expect LOVE letters from them.
    Besides, your language is terrible and childish and you do not keep in mind that what some ignorant Muslims do, do not represent the spirit of Islam or all Muslims.
    I congratulate U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander Gen. John Allen and President Obama to have the courage to say sorry. This is the least; one can do after such a horrendous behavior of its soldiers there.
    Let me give you a nice lesson in history, which will put things in perspective. .
    In 628 C.E. Prophet Muhammad granted a Charter of Privileges to the monks of St. Catherine Monastery in Mt. Sinai. It consisted of several clauses covering all aspects of human rights including such topics as the protection of Christians, freedom of worship and movement, freedom to appoint their own judges and to own and maintain their property, exemption from military service, and the right to protection in war.
    This charter of privileges has been honoured and faithfully applied by Muslims throughout the centuries in all lands they ruled.

    • vo

      Bashy, explain to me how your 658 example and perspective fits with the Pastor being put to death in Iran. Or how the slaughter of Christians on Christmas in Egypt is an example of the Prophet’s leniency and freedom for Christians. Or the outright persecution of Christians in _______ (insert name of any Muslim country ) is showing the honoured and faithfully applied charter. Unbelievable that you could include that little “perspective” for us with what I’m assuming was a straight face.

      • Amused

        Did you expect anything but ? The Muslim Delusion is complete . Revisionist lies , unable in any way to face the truth about their cult . Christians living as dhimmis subject to the whims and fancy of their muslim slavemasters ….and they see THAT as a sign of their magnaminity ? Yes he can say it with a straight face , INDEED he can swear to it by his god .Does hstory resemble any of what this person claims ? Of ourse not , it is the exact opposite , nothing has changed , nor will it .

      • mahdi

        In 628 C.E. Prophet Muhammad granted a Charter of Privileges to the monks of St. Catherine Monastery in Mt. Sinai.
        What a genenrous man???!!!
        You would like to tell us that he should kill them and he didn't

        • Western Canadian

          Yes, the privileges granted to all no muslims: status as a p.o.s.

          He was a vicious murderer, thief, terrorist and rapist. That about says it all.

        • SpiritOf1683

          Mahdi, don't you belong in Khartoum alongside the rest of your fellow hate-filled demonic infidel-hating parasitical wasters? You don't belong in the West.

    • Western Canadian

      “Let me give you a nice lesson in history, which will put things in perspective. .
      In 628 C.E. Prophet Muhammad granted a Charter of Privileges to the monks of St. Catherine Monastery in Mt. Sinai. It consisted of several clauses covering all aspects of human rights including such topics as the protection of Christians, freedom of worship and movement, freedom to appoint their own judges and to own and maintain their property, exemption from military service, and the right to protection in war.
      This charter of privileges has been honoured and faithfully applied by Muslims throughout the centuries in all lands they ruled.”

      There has never been a single muslim country in history, that did not viciously brutalize non-muslims. Period. Theft of property, rape, murder, kidnapping and rape/brainwashing of children, general terrorism of non-muslims, requirement that churches NOT be maintained or built, requirement to wear distinctive clothes (Yellow star ring a bell?), prohibited from ringing church bells, need to abase onself in the presence of muslims, to be subject to vicious abuse and physical assault when paying ones non-muslim tax…. Yeah, right. Fithiest and most hate-filled book ever written and creed ever practices. The prototype for nazism.

  • Stuart Parsons

    Oh my dearie me. The Afghan gentlemen who believe Satan might sleep in their noses are a little upset because rubbish was burnt on a bonfire. Get the troops out, let the Taliban take over. Its the poor Afghan women I feel sorry for.

  • Amused

    Now you're talking . Get out and offer assylum to any female Afghani who wants to leave . Leave the barbarians to chase goats , and any women foolish enough to stay .

  • LindaRivera

    To imad,

    Apparently you DID NOT read my comments.
    Like many others, I am disgusted America went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan. I DON'T want America to be in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Iraq and Afghanistan people don't want America to be there. Neither do Americans want America to be there. American leaders want us to be there. That is not what Americans want. It is disgusting.

    Your statements regarding Israel are astonishing. How wrong you are! American leaders give weapons and constant advanced military training to the PLO/Palestinian Authority security services . ALL of this training is used against Israel's Jews. THOUSANDS of Palestinian Authority Muslims celebrated 9/11 with great JOY – dancing in the streets, passing out candy and firing into the air. Muslims, Americans are FORCED to finance with their taxes even though many Americans have lost their jobs. Some Americans are homeless and live in tent cities all over America.

    Little Israel is constantly pressured by America, Britain, Europe and other western nations to surrender half her land – the BIBLICAL, Jewish homeland of Judea and Samaria to her enemies who plot massive Jewish genocide. Israel has NO power or influence with America or other nations. If Israel did have any power or influence, Israel would not be pressured to commit national suicide by surrendering half her tiny land to enemies who seek Israel's total DESTRUCTION.

    Israel does NOT want to rule the world. Israel wants only to SURVIVE.

    You state: "even if you don't believe in God". If you had read my comments you would know that I believe in the One God, Creator of the Universe. The God who gave His Laws to His Hebrew servant Moses. Laws that included:

    Bible, Exodus 20
    YOU SHALL NOT MURDER
    You shall not steal
    You shall not bear false witness (lie)

    Bible, Exodus 21:16 He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death.

    God's Laws apply to ALL people. No one gets a free pass to break God's Laws because of their religion.

  • Len_Powder

    ” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland upped the ante, characterizing the event as “horrific,” and further noting that the “desecration of religious articles is not in keeping with the standards of American tolerance, human rights practices, and freedom of religion.”
    Hypocritical, is it not, that Christianity must assent to the decree to provide contraception and abortion services under Obamacare, but that a mistaken burning of the Koran is "horrific" and "a desecration of religious articles"? Christ defiled in vile and sacriligeous 'art' receives no response of outrage and condemnation from the government, but a cartoon about Muhammed triggers riots and casualties around the world.
    The government of the United States, all of its leaders and its entire bureaucracy have lost their sanity. It's only a matter of time before enough people in this country will lose theirs. At that point what's happening in Greece will seem benign.

  • imad

    Sir,

    I pray God/Allah to forgive you for the falsehood and the lie you are spreading in this forum. Kindly I advice you to check again your sources of your information and use your brain to cross check your finding.

    Have a nice time

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Sir,

      I pray God/Allah to forgive you for the falsehood and the lie you are spreading in this forum. Kindly I advice you to check again your sources of your information and use your brain to cross check your finding.

      Have a nice time

      Thanks but no thanks, and if it were up to me, I'd export every last deceptive covert non-violent jihadists living in the country for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest like you back to your draconian Islamic totalitarian hellholes from where you came from.

      As for as my information goes, its been checked, double checked, and triple checked and it is all 100 percent accurate. In any event, I don't blame you for trying to deceive gullible kafir infidels since you are after all fulfilling your obligatory duty to fight jihad in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme per the dictates of Islam.

    • Boo

      you say you don't burn our books. Well that's a laughable load of cods wallop! Bibles are routinely destroyed throughout the Muslim world; Saudi Arabia burn them before they can even reach their soil. In fact, in most Islamic hellholes Christianity is illegal.The difference is Christians don't turn savage when they hear about it.

  • Beanman

    The Holy Bible has the written Word of God however the Word of God is written in the true Christian's heart individually. The Christian has individually accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour and nothing can take that away from him. Not the burning of a Bible or the destruction of the body itself. Because a Christian's soul is safe from anything anyone anywhere could do to. A Muslim, on the other hand, believes what he is told to believe. He is encouraged (ordered) to not stray from the teachings of Islam on threat. There is nothing illuminating about Islam or encouraging, nothing to look forward to, nothing to hope for. A muslim is expected to be just like everyone else. Therefore if their Holy Koran is burned they are told to take it personally and they do. A Christian believes in the divinity of Jesus Christ the same way the Apostle Peter did, flesh and blood has not revealed it to him, but his Father which is in Heaven. This is something that can never ever be taken away regardless of how many Bibles are burnt or ripped up or anything. Apparently the same cannot be said for the Muslim and the Koran.

  • Bashy Quraishy

    If we connect the horrible deeds of some misguided Muslims to Islam, Mohammed and Quran as people some ill-informed and prejudicial commentators in this blog keep on dishing out, then there is only one logical question to ask:
    Was Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Salazar, Bush, Blair and all other western dictators, emperors and inquisition and crusades by blood thirsty Popes, killing millions of human beings in Europe and the Islamic world because of what Bible, Jesus and Christianity taught them?
    What about the religious wars in Europe from 1524 to 1648, as well as WW1 and WW2? What about the millions of slaves, American Indians, natives of South America and Australia who were exterminated?
    The history is very clear. The plunders and ravages done by western countries – all of them Christian – in the entire world is so huge and devastating that there is no comparison at all, to what the Muslims have done in the present day or in the history.

    Most of the violence committed by Muslims today has been created by USA foreign policies, interference and schemes. Just look at Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. On the name of this arrogant democracy and oil, US has totally destabilized the whole region. Bravo! Try to read Noam Chomsky about what USA is doing today. You will be flabbergasted. Please do not tell me that Muslims did all this! Actually the Anglo-Saxon peoploe are the inventors of racism fascism and all other evil idelogies of the modern world.

    I would advise those who invoke the Christian doctrine of love and peace, while talking about Islam as a violent religion, please listen to Jesus: “Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye”. Matthew 7:5. American Standard Version 
Bible.

    • Western Canadian

      *If we connect the horrible deeds of some misguided Muslims to Islam, Mohammed and Quran as people some ill-informed and prejudicial commentators in this blog keep on dishing out,*

      You are referring to muslims who are true to islam and mo and the unholy quaran as misguided… Do you ever stop lying through your teeth?

      * then there is only one logical question to ask:
      Was Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Salazar, Bush, Blair and all other western dictators, emperors and inquisition and crusades by blood thirsty Popes, killing millions of human beings in Europe and the Islamic world because of what Bible, Jesus and Christianity taught them?***

      Dishonest collection, hitler was chummy with his spiritual (vicious hate mongers) in islam… The other names are a mix that makes no sense at all. Of the 4 inquisitions, only the spanish spilt much blood, and very little of it. The crusades were a justified military response to centures of criminal activity by true to mo and the unholy quran muslims against the west. Your vicious side started the slaughter, and lie about it. Typical of scum like you.

      *What about the religious wars in Europe from 1524 to 1648, as well as WW1 and WW2? What about the millions of slaves, American Indians, natives of South America and Australia who were exterminated?*

      These wars were minor compared to the vicious crimes commited by islam. The slaves were victims of their own tribal rivalries, and the prime slave traders throughout history have always been arab mulsims. You are again lying, projecting the guilt for your own crimes onto your victims.

      *The history is very clear. The plunders and ravages done by western countries – all of them Christian – in the entire world is so huge and devastating that there is no comparison at all, to what the Muslims have done in the present day or in the history.*

      More utter garbage. Muslims just like you have murdered 270 million human beings in less than 1500 years. An all time record for bloody vicious criminality. Again, you, the criminal guilty of these crimes, are lying and blaming your victims.

      *Most of the violence committed by Muslims today has been created by USA foreign policies, interference and schemes. ***

      Bull s___. Islam is by its very nature a vicious, terrorist cult, that requires no outside trigger. The trigger itself is islam.

      *Just look at Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. On the name of this arrogant democracy and oil, US has totally destabilized the whole region. Bravo! Try to read Noam Chomsky about what USA is doing today. You will be flabbergasted. *

      That you suggest chomsky is to be taken seriously, merely demonstrates how sickeningly dishonest you are. He is a crackpot and fraud on any and every subject, including linguistics.

      *Please do not tell me that Muslims did all this! Actually the Anglo-Saxon peoploe are the inventors of racism fascism and all other evil idelogies of the modern world.*

      There are few or no crimes that muslims do not commit, and then blame the victims for the commision of the crime. Racism is inate to arab/islam…. the word for black being the same word for slave. And facism is merely another word for islam

      *I would advise those who invoke the Christian doctrine of love and peace, while talking about Islam as a violent religion, please listen to Jesus: “Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye”. Matthew 7:5. American Standard Version 
Bible.*

      Not applicable…. islam is beyond being a beam….. more like an entire universe… a universe of lies and hatred. And you quoting anything other than the unholy koran is frankly laughable, as according to your cult, only the bloody koran is to be trusted…. by every psycho on the planet.

  • john in cheshire

    Until the muslim world has its Hiroshima moment it will continue to believe that it is invincible.

  • Amused

    Invincible ??? LOLOLOL….hardly .That is an islamic illusion , no more deluded than thinking islam can be compatible with democracy . Muslims are bound by the tenets of their cult to embrace this delusion [to the death ] To the rest of the world however , it is only a matter of reaching a tipping point , at which time the islamic delusion clashes with reality .That reality being the realization on the part of the west , that it's own destructioin is the ultimate goal of islam , and gthe ONLY solutiin is to crush islam like the insects that they are . And relegating them to their own lands , where they camn share their delusionbs in isolation .

  • Amused

    Aha ….do I sense the beginning of wisdom !!!