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Entries in enemy prisoners of war (2)

Wednesday
Feb292012

Will Obama hand over Koran-burning soldiers to Islamic court?

Updated on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:08AM by Registered CommenterKay B. Day, Editor

By Chris Carter

An Afghan government website has reported that NATO officials have promised to bring the American soldiers responsible for burning the Koran to justice in an open trial.

The website of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Government Media and Information Center (an official government site) states: "NATO officials promised to meet Afghan nation’s [sic] demand of bringing to justice, through an open trial, those responsible for the incident and it was agreed that the perpetrators of the crime be brought to justice as soon as possible."

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Tuesday
Feb282012

Koran-burning apologies are ineffective and counter-productive

Updated on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:51AM by Registered CommenterKay B. Day, Editor

Updated on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:09AM by Registered CommenterKay B. Day, Editor

By Chris Carter

The Obama administration has been busy apologizing to the Afghan people for the burning of Korans at a military base in Afghanistan that has sparked a massive and deadly uprising. But this political prostration is actually undermining our mission and further endangering US service members.

US troops seized Korans from prisoners who allegedly used the books to pass information to other prisoners at Bagram Air Base's detention facility. Following a plethora of apologies from the Obama administration and the military, Gen. John Allen, the commander of both US and international security forces in Afghanistan, has promised that the military will undergo more training in the “proper handling of religious materials.”

Perhaps it’s the Afghans themselves that need the sensitivity training.

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