Sunday, May 22, 2005

Saudi scholars want Islamic court to rule on alleged Quran abuse

Eighteen Saudi Muslim scholars and thinkers demanded Saturday that those involved in the alleged desecration of the Quran at the US detention facility of Guantanamo Bay be tried by an Islamic court. “It won’t do any good if the State Department (eventually) apologizes or if it rejects this act, or if its authors are tried,”“That would amount to throwing dust in the eyes as was the case in the trials of those who committed the crimes (of abusing prisoners at Iraq’s) Abu Ghraib jail ... The Islamic nation will not settle for less than the trial (of the Guantanamo culprits) by an Islamic court,” said the mostly Salafi signatories. Riots have broken out across the Muslim world following a report in Newsweek magazine that US investigators had found that interrogators at Guantanamo Bay threw a Quran in a toilet to rattle Muslim inmates. The magazine this week retracted the story after its source developed doubts. “All Muslims are required to strive seriously to expose the intentions of the aggressor through various media and to revive the boycott of US products,” said the Saudi scholars, who also demanded the release of the Guantanamo detainees.


At May 22, 2005 3:52 PM, Anonymous Eirik said...

Wonder what it takes to be a scholar in Saudi Arabia? Perhaps the same "good" sense the western press shows in publishing such nonsense. Both groups are pretty brain-dead in my book!

At May 22, 2005 5:59 PM, Anonymous treehugger said...

Yeah, like that's going to happen.
Dream on, burkha boys.

At May 22, 2005 8:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it interesting that the
slaughter in Beslan has disappeared
from the news but Abu Ghraib
goes on and on?

My guess is that the Koran in the
toilet will be milked to death as

At May 22, 2005 11:24 PM, Blogger Don Miguel said...

I will start to give a s**t about what these "scholars and thinkers" have to say when they begin issuing fatwas against Osama bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

At May 22, 2005 11:33 PM, Blogger felix said...

And if we don't let our servicemen, who did or didn't flush the Koran down the toilet, get tried in an islamic court, what are the radical islamists going to do?: skyjack commercial airliners and fly them into office buildings? Set off bombs on commuter trains? Set off car bombs outside of night clubs? Machine gun church worshippers? Chop off the heads of innocent civilians?

At May 23, 2005 12:08 AM, Blogger A 6th Generation American said...

This is just too good to be true!

This will be a true test of Bushes Dhimmitude!

"After careful consideration for the sensibilities of our Saudi allies, I have decided to turn the three guilty Marines over to the Saudi government.

I have been assured that they will be treated humanely."

I can't wait!


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