America insults Islam

US Apologises Over Koran Burning

American troops set fire to copies of the Koran at the main military base.

And this follows the Rev.Terry Jone’s burning the Koran in Florida.

US commander, General John Allen, apologised over reports US troops had “improperly disposed of a large number of Islamic religious materials which included Korans”.

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He said he had ordered a full inquiry into the alleged incident.

“When we learned of these actions, we immediately intervened and stopped them,” he said. “The materials recovered will be properly handled by appropriate religious authorities.

“We are thoroughly investigating the incident and we are taking steps to ensure this does not ever happen again.“I assure you – I promise you this was not intentional in any way.”

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta also apologised for the “inappropriate treatment” of copies of the Koran and promised a swift investigation.

Allen did not mention how the religious materials had been disposed of, but an AFP photographer was shown partly-burnt copies of the Koran said to have been saved from destruction by Afghan workers within the base.

A separate protest by around 500 people erupted in the Pul-e-Charkhi district of Kabul, near another major Nato base. Afghanistan is an extremely devout Islamic nation where an insult to the religion carries the death penalty. Similar protests in the past have turned violent.

Ten people were killed and several injured during several days of unrest last April after the burning of a Koran by American pastor Terry Jones in Florida.

This action has cost two Americans their lives.

17 responses to “America insults Islam

  1. I rather take offense at this bit. I, personally, do not agree with burning religious objects of flags of other countries by our own citizens–and, at the same time, I’m fairly sure we are still waiting for the apologies from the citizens and governments of how many countries that have burned the American flag or religious objects in protest against the American people.

    Find some other reason to pitch a hissy, folks, I’m sure there are tons of them.

    • Addie, flags from a lot of countries have been burnt all over the world and there never has been nor will there ever be an apology about it.
      The British flag has been burnt lots of times, but it does not bother us, its the colours of our country but we have lots of flags to re-place it.

      I hope you will still read my posts 🙂

  2. Were they using their religious books to communicate secret messages of violence, plotting and planning attacks? If this is true, you can’t have it both ways. If the books are “Holy” then using them for anything other than sacred purposes seems to contradict what the’re claiming.
    I agree with Addie. These folks are looking to build any case they can against the USA. I don’t think Americans feel that burning religious materials is the right thing to do. Let’s see how it unfolds. Such a hotbed of hatred!

    • I have not heard that story yet, maybe its some thing that’s doing the rounds. But if they were i would think that the books would have been checked over for something like that before burning them.

      Do you both think i should take this post down and trash it.

  3. The other comments seem to have the right idea. Burning anyone’s religious text is silly and insulting, but we can’t have double standards. Either we view all religions as sacrosanct and exempt from mockery (which I dearly hope we don’t) or everything’s fair game.

  4. Here we are in a country that we know is devoutly Muslim. We know that the burning of a Koran is seen as blasphemous. We have already had the previous incident with the nutcase Jones. And the American military is already not the favorites in many areas of the country. What the **** were they thinking? How could anyone have thought it was a good idea? Understand that here in the US, if a Muslim burned a bible, the fundamentalist Christians would be just as angry and outraged as the Muslims are over the Koran.
    Personally, I don’t like the burning of any book. Too close to the Nazis for my taste. But burning a religious book is beyond my comprehension. And I am not a religious person….but I think it is disrespectful to those who are religious.

    • chlost i agree, how could any-one in their right mind have thought we will burn there Koran’s.
      If a bible was burned in America the people would demand a life sentence for the person, people cannot be disrespectful.

  5. Oh, and I vote that you keep the post up. Free speech and civilized discussion is good.

  6. How do you inadvertently burn someone’s religious book? C’mon!

  7. Islam is the only religion to get people to apologize to them for slamming their religion. They should try being a Christian – free game to slam – or so it seems sometimes. It’s all crazy.

  8. I find it very hard to believe they didn’t know what they were burning and I wonder who the genius was that thought it was a good idea. Slamming a religion is different than burning the book. It’s scary that this kind of thing is still going on it only breeds hostility and kills innocent people.

    • ladywithatruck, i would say they knew what they were burning, but was far from being a genius more like dumb.
      It has cost 4 Americans their lives plus a lot of other people hurt.
      Thank you for your visit do call back.

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