posted on May, 10 2005 @ 05:30 PM
Newsweek magazine, in its latest edition, quoted sources as saying that investigators probing abuses at the military prison had found that
interrogators "had placed Korans on toilets, and in at least one case flushed a holy book down the toilet."
There has been growing public outrage in Pakistan over the report. The National Assembly, parliament's lower house, on Monday passed a resolution
denouncing the reported desecration and Imran Khan, a Pakistani cricketer turned politician, last week demanded an apology from the United States.
In Jalalabad, Afghanistan, about 2,000 students chanting "Death to America" protested over the reported desecration, some of them holding up an
effigy of President Bush and shouting "Death to Bush."
"The Pentagon is aware of the allegation," said a State Department official. "They have started an investigation into it."
Why is Pakistan leading the cry to Washington? Simple, desecrating the Quran, whether it happened or not, provokes uncontrollable animosity amongst
the populace. Pakistan's government is partnered with America in "exterminating terrorists," so they say, however, Pakistan will not be able to
contain the mob and this is why we are seeing boisterous comments asking for apologies and investigation quickly to curb any further outbreaks of
violence. You can be sure this one incident, BS or not, has caused a huge pledge of support to Zarqawi and any Jihad group recruiting new soldiers.
Pakistan harbors the "extremists" who wait for a cue to wage Jihad on America. How is it that President Bush is supplying aid of a $3 billion
package to a country whose citizens are adamant anti-American and filled with thousands upon thousands who will Jihad against America?