Dear Sir or Madame,
I am sure your newspaper has already taken note of the following bit of information, but I would like you to use it in the same way you and your colleagues use information that is embarassing to our President of defaming to our country. If you could also please ask Newsweek to run the same thing as a cover piece, I will be very grateful.
[Brigadier General Jay] Hood [commanding general of the Gitmo detention area] also said his investigation found 15 cases of detainees mishandling their own Qurans. “These included using a Quran as a pillow, ripping pages out of the Quran, attempting to flush a Quran down the toilet and urinating on the Quran,” Hood’s report said. It offered no possible explanation for those alleged abuses.
In the most recent of those 15 cases, a detainee on Feb. 18, 2005, allegedly ripped up his Quran and handed it to a guard, stating that he had given up on being a Muslim. Several of the guards witnessed this, Hood reported.
The Aspiring Scholar
Then we go find those demonstrators and make them do their angry little hate dance against terrorists. We should use this incident to prove to the world once and for all that it isn't our actions they hate, it's just us. For no reason. They claim to be upset because we descrated the Koran, but they won't lift a finger or say one word against their own kind when they do it.
These are the kind of irrational fools with whom we are forced to deal. People need to open their eyes to this babyish behavior from these adult militants.
Austin Bay has this to say:
I would like to know something about the men who had these Korans. I’d like to know their prison record– are they rude? Do they spew anti-American, anti-Semitic, and/or anti-Christian epithets? What were these men doing when they were captured? Did they beat women in Afghanistan who failed to meet the Taliban dress code? Did they break the heads of men whose beards were too short? (That was another Taliban abuse that Newsweek seemed to have forgotten.) Were any of these characters involved in the destruction of the Buddas of Bamiyan? Did they steal food from World Food Program aid convoys? And if they did, how many times did they commit these crimes against the Afghan people? Yes, call Amnesty International. The investigation seems to be glaringly incomplete.