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Koran Burning in Afghanistan

Updated on February 24, 2012

Until I heard the apology of the US commander in Afghanistan, I was rather indifferent about this event. I mean, it was an accident, not intentional. It is a mere book made of paper and ink. The book itself is not Holy in any sense of the word, no more than the Bible is. It is a book at the face of it. President Obama had apologized for the accident. America has made mistakes and apologized before. Yet, it is the disgraceful apology of the US commander that really irks me. In his apology, he asks for "forgiveness" and is "humbled". It is one thing to apologize as Obama has, yet another to "beg" for forgiveness from a country that does not appreciate America nor democracy. Karzai must be privately be laughing.

Yet, because of the error, two Americans were killed, one by a US trained Afghan soldier in uniform that turned his weapon on the US soldier, killed him and ran. Others are burning US flags and causing general mayhem. Of course, the Afghans are not apologizing for anything, they just run around in berserk zombie-like mode wailing about how a book was burned. Hey, just get another. Who knows, maybe it was US aid money that actually printed the Korans.

Worse, what was the reason, security. The prison officials had found out that is most sacred book for Muslims, the Koran, was being used to convey messages and radical teachings of anti-US nature between prisoners. How ironic, a holy book used to teach a jihad and the killing of innocent women, children and men. Talk about hypocritical. Prison officials seized the books and put them in a bag. That's where the story is murky. American soldiers go through intense cultural training in Afghanistan. They know all about the Koran. However, the prison is under control of the Afghanistan security forces largely. There is nothing preventing a angry Afghanistan soldier or taliban sympathizer working there deliberating taking the bag and burning it then claim it was US soldiers, or, a simple misunderstanding that led the bag of Korans to be burned.

America's apology is excessive and sickening. It is like Pakistan apologizing to India or vice versa. There is no need for it, the Taliban will no doubt be fanning the flames.

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      TRAVELER AMURE' 

      6 years ago

      @Perrya, If you haven't heard, we also don't give a crap about the country of Iran either with the sanctions now imposed on it by the U.S. As we will soon learn via both the countries of Russia & China who import over 50% of their oil resources from Iran, they've all had enough of us. Pull up on the youtube: "U.S. vs Russia and China" you're going to learn very quickly how much is being hidden from the U.S. public. Remember, both Russia & China has a large Muslim population also, China also has the worlds largest military and had previously warned the U.S. to "stay away from Iran"!!!. All I can say is, "here we go"....

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      perrya 

      6 years ago

      well, Amure, I agree with much you state. the Catholic pedophiles are disgusting to all. That said, there are many more ignorant muslims\islamists than not who think their customs should be applied to all. The bottom line is that our societies developed in far different manner and are simply incompatible for very long. In Afghanistan, time is up. Not many americans give a shit about that country.

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      TRAVELER AMURE' 

      6 years ago

      @perrya, As has been brought to our attention across several talkshows, can you imagine the image christian leaders across the U.S. has painted across the globe of the demonstrations of acts such as child molestation and homosexual actions with young men within their organizations has painted. You have to admit also Perrya, the U.S. built on christian values has occupied and killed more people within the boundries of their countries because they don't agree with our values than any other country in world history. I'm someone who's been humbled to the karmic fact that "What comes around goes around". At some point we are going to pay for our past actions upon populations worldwide and it's going to be just. This is coming from someone who's done military time and respect this Constitutional Republic of North America that many had to suffer and give up ignorance to create. Time is going to teach us once again to respect other nations & cultures allowing them to solve their own problems and grow as we have too many of our own to take care of right here. The bottom line is, ISLAM like Christianity is not the problem, ignorant individuals are.

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      perrya 

      6 years ago

      @farhan-I agree, but at some point enough is enough, and the afghans must curtail. As far as Islam goes, the terrorists have already given that religion a very bad name, and even some of the customs towards women simply are repulsive to any non-islamic\muslim nation.

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      FarhanSiddiqui 

      6 years ago

      What i believe is that although, it is not necessary for anyone who is a non-muslim to believe Quran as a holy book or not but what one must not forget is that all the people, countries, cultures and religions deserves respect and if we respect all the religions and religious values of all the people of the world than the world will be much more peaceful. The constitutions of all the countries of the civilized world also guarantees freedom of religion and must not be ignored.If some terrorists claims they are muslim, than the whole religion or its followers cannot be tagged as terrorists.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Interesting thoughts and great information that helps us understand the whole picture of the burning. I agree with Kathleen's comment: would it not have been crucial to decipher the codes first? Yes, let's pray the retaliations are limited to what has happened (so sad for the deaths).

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      Kathleen Cochran 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Are there CID - I hate misspellings!

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      perrya 

      6 years ago

      That is a good point.

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      Kathleen Cochran 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      My question is: how much intelligence would it have taken to load the Koran's onto the next outward bound C-141 headed back to the States? Are their CID folks who might have been interested in what the inmates were writing? They could have reviewed the Korans then shredded them or disposed of them in a way nobody would ever have known about. I hope somebody's career is over for being stupid in the first place and getting two US soldiers killed. Pray God there won't be more.

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