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Protests across Muslim world over Koran report (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on May, 13 2005 @ 12:19 PM
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A Newsweek magazine report claims that U.S interogators in Guantanamo desecrated books of the Koran. In some cases the Koran was placed on a toilet and flushed. The report has caused protests across the muslim world from Afghanistan to Indonesia. 16 people have been killed in Anti-US riots in Afghanistan.
 



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KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Angry protests raged across the Muslim world from Gaza to Indonesia on Friday over a report U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay had desecrated the Koran, with calls for retaliation and a rising death toll.

Governments demanded investigations and thousands took to the streets in outrage over a Newsweek magazine report that interrogators at a U.S. military prison in Cuba had put the Muslim holy book on toilets, in at least one case flushing it down.

In Afghanistan, at least nine people were killed in protests over the report on Friday, bringing the country's death toll to 16 this week in its worst anti-American demonstrations since the fall of the Taliban.


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If this report proves to be true there should be a major campaign to fence-mend relations between the U.S government and Islam. Muslims already feel targeted and unjustifiably victimised by Americans and this report only adds fuel to the fire.

The only conspiracy I can see behind this could be the purposeful incitement of violence by the U.S administration with the aim of further U.S crackdowns on "muslim extremists".




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