Troops Punished For Koran Burning, Urinating On Corpses
The Defense Department has given administrative punishments to six Army soldiers for burning Korans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan, and to three Marines for urinating on the corpses of Taliban insurgents. There were no criminal charges.
If any U.S. troops lose rank or pay because of the burning of the Qur’an, it would be one of the worst capitulations to Sharia of the entire Obama Administration, which has been full of them. Burning a Qur’an is not a crime in American law. And these Qur’ans weren’t even burned maliciously (not that that should make a difference — again, Qur’an-burning is not a crime): they were burned because jihadists were using them to pass messages to each other.
These troops should not be punished in any way. If they have been, that is the only criminal act in this entire sorry episode.
“U.S. troops punished over Koran burning, urination video,” by Phil Stewart and David Alexander forÂ Reuters, August 27 (JW)
That’s twelve this month. They must not haveÂ avoided “arrogance” or respected IslamÂ enough. And so theÂ fool’s errand in AfghanistanÂ continues. Â How long are the American people going to accept our troops serving as a shooting gallery for Afghan jihadis who are our putative allies?
“Two U.S. Troops Killed by Rogue Afghan Soldier,” fromÂ Reuters, August 27 (thanks to JW)
Here’s German Brigadier Gen. Gunther Katz making the usual excuses & apologies:
Terrorism an American concept, says Fazl
‘A Real Muslim cannot be a Terrorist’– Fethullah Gulen
“I have beenÂ made victoriousÂ withÂ terror.” Muhammad, profit of Islam –Bukhari (4.52.220)
MARDAN: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman on Sunday said there was no definition of terrorism and extremism in the UN and Geneva Conventions, Human Rights Charter and that America had defined it as bloodshed and implemented it on madrassas and its students. (PakTribune)
He expressed these views while addressing a “Fuzalaa Conference” arranged in connection with dastar bandi at the Jamia Rabbani on Sunday.
Fazl said that there was a network of more than 15,000 madrassas under the Wafaqul Madaris from which more than 100,000 religious scholars completed their religious education and came out to serve the people. He said these madrassas were working under the laws of the government.
He said the policies of the establishment, government and bureaucracy were destroying the country, while the policies of JUI-F and the religious scholars were safe. “By force don’t push us towards terrorism and extremism,” he added.
He said that Pakistan had lost $90 dollars in the so-called war of terror while the US had given aid worth six to seven billion dollars only to Pakistan in the last 10 years.
He questioned how Pakistan could eliminate terrorism within its borders, especially in Waziristan, through army operations, if in the last 10 years America and NATO forces could not eliminate it in Afghanistan and had instead destroyed the country along with Iraq, Lebanon and other Arab countries in its name.
“Tribesmen are loyal to this country and Pakistan government through its army operations wants to compel them to change their loyalty,” he added.
Fazl said that through operations seeds of hatred were being cultivated that would destroy future generations. He added that his party would support any decision made by the people of FATA.
He said that Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) was a good experiment and its reorganisation was the need of the hour but unfortunately the Defa-e-Pakistan Council was proving to be a hurdle in its restoration.
“For the last 62 years the country has been ruled by the agents of Christians and now the agents of Jews want to rule the country,” he said.
He said that JUI-F would continue its struggle for change in the country under the constitution and law of Pakistan.
District Ameer Maulana Shujaul Mulk and others also addressed the meeting.