posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 04:18 PM
JERUSALEM - The militant Islamic Jihad on Wednesday presented pictures of torn copies of the Islamic holy book, the Quran, claimed they were taken
inside an Israeli prison and said soldiers were responsible for the desecration. Israel denied the charge and said the pictures were a fabrication.
The Islamic Jihad transmitted the pictures by e-mail to a reporter in the West Bank. They show two Qurans with torn pages. The militants said
prisoners took the pictures with cellular telephones sent them electronically to militant leaders.
The militants said Wednesday that soldiers desecrated six or seven Qurans as they searched Palestinian prisoners' cells at the Megiddo jail in
northern Israel early Tuesday. The prisoners were outside the cells at the time but could see what was going on, the Islamic Jihad militants said.
The charges closely followed a report in Newsweek — later retracted — that American soldiers flushed a Quran down the toilet at the Guantanamo Bay
prison in Cuba. The report set off deadly riots in the Muslim world.
The Pentagon later issued a report of its own in which the military acknowledged five instances of mistreatment of the Quran at Guantanamo Bay.
it looks like they are trying to time it with the American abuses with the Koran at Gitmo and the Islamic group is hoping to bring this information to
bring anger so they can get recruits after failing to destroy Israel tsk tsk. looks like recruiting just went down for them.