Skip to comments.Punish U.S. soldier who shot at Quran
Posted on 05/19/2008 4:57:59 PM PDT by forkinsocket
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraq's most powerful Sunni Arab political party on Monday said a U.S. soldier's desecration of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, requires the "severest of punishments," not just an apology and a military reassignment.
The Iraqi Islamic Party, the movement of Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, condemned what it said was a "blatant assault on the sanctities of Muslims all over the world."
An American staff sergeant who was a sniper section leader used a Quran for target practice on May 9.
The U.S. commander in Baghdad on Saturday issued a formal apology and read a letter of apology from the shooter.
The sergeant has been relieved of duty as a section leader "with prejudice," officially reprimanded by his commanding general, dismissed from his regiment and redeployed -- reassigned to the United States.
But the Iraqi Islamic Party -- which said it reacted to the news "with deep resentment and indignation" -- wants the "severest of punishments" for the action.
"What truly concerns us is the repetition of these crimes that have happened in the past when mosques were destroyed and pages of the Holy Quran were torn and used for disgraceful acts by U.S. soldiers," al-Hashimi said.
"I have asked that first this apology be officially documented; second a guarantee from the U.S. military to inflict the maximum possible punishment on this soldier so it would be a deterrent for the rest of the soldiers in the future."
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They did punish him. They took his Koran away. Ask the A.C.L.U. how horrible it is to take away someone’s Koran.
Stick it up your rear, Hashimi
“Punish U.S. soldier who shot at Quran”
Only if they missed.
Put panties on it.
Who ratted on the S/Sgt.? Every Christian house in the United States should have a Koran to use as outhouse paper. Let’s give the Islamopedophiles a dose of their own medicine.
Just so you know,.. the network that has been caught in numerous lies begining with the lie that the US used Nerve Gas in Vietnam still has not had the story appear on none, I REPEAT NONE of the DoD news sites.
The responses to this post are the reason why we will never have an authentic allie in the Arab world. We cannot be successful in Iraq and Afghanistan without real partners from the local population. Since we can never have true partners, bring our troops home.
This behavior discourages any Islamic moderates from joining us. Any who do are seen as traitors and dupes because of actions like this.
How dare the United States of America have one of it’s general officers KOW TOW to anything of Islam!
WE DONT BEND THE KNEE TO ANYTHING BUT KING JESUS. IMPEACH BUSH, and THROW THAT STUPID GENERAL IN PRISON!!!
At that time, we were required to go thru Saudi customs inspections.
The young soldier's Book of Psalms was confiscated by a Saudi Customs officer and discarded, quite casually, into a spit-stained, coffee-stained, all-kinds-of-nasty-stuff trash can.
It joined several other books, one of which I recognized as a Holy Bible, of the type given to young servicemembers by the Chaplain, back in those days.
Resting squarely on the "Holy" portion of the print was a huge loogie, probably from one of the Saudi Customs officers.
I was astounded and shocked, but kept my mouth shut, as we had been threatened with severe action, via the State Department, if we caused any type of scenes.
I imagine just the fact that the young airman had the Book of Psalms got him into trouble with someone.
I strongly believe that the word of God is held within one's heart and a Bible is simply a conveyance of words and I think of the koran the same way.
The difference of course, is that the Bible is the word of God, whereas the koran is the crazed musings and babbling of a perverted child-molesting idiot-satan.
So, until I see or read of an apology from the Saudis for their actions, which continue to this day, I could care less what happens to a koran.
In fact, if you go to the CAIR site, you can request your own, sent to you at their expense.
You may then desecrate at your leisure.
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I don’t understand, I copied & pasted this headline exactly as it is. :S
OK, shoot a Christian Bible full of holes; Our religion can “turn the other page”
Maybe they can pay the USA about $600 Billion they owe us.
Any who do are seen as traitors and dupes because of actions like this.
Read my tagline and then realize that I am not alone.
My "fellow travelers", so to speak, are legion.
We shall prevail.
We have prevailed, many times in the past, and we shall prevail again.
We are led by the true God, not a barking moon-bat child molester.
(And yeah, I'm sure they feel the same...but...time will tell, right?)
Actually, we will never have an AUTHENTIC ally in the Arab world because islam is a backwards cult founded by a lying pedophile who wants to destroy all non-muslims. This is simply the latest in the long line of things that muzzies are offended by. Personally, I am offended by the whole of islam....
Wonder what the punishment is for desecrating a Bible? Probly’ a scholarship to Berkley...
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