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US Army in Iraq Occupies 7 Mosques in Ramadi and Turns Them into Barracks

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posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 11:02 AM
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Baghdad. In a one of a kind military operation the US army occupied 7 mosques yesterday in the Western Iraqi town of Ramadi and turned the mosques into barracks, the Iraqi News Agency INA reported.
According to information, the American soldiers have taken the praying out of the mosques, closed them and banned access to the mosques within a range of 1 kilometer.

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The is a warcrime and an attack on Islam that will not be taken lightly by anyone in Iraq.

If its not a war on religion Holy sites must be respected.

I'm sure there are plenty of other places they could setup, and that shutting down the other Mosques will not make them more secure.




posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 11:10 AM
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I am sure that US Marine Core have Used Mosques a number of times for their improvised Barracks. Here's a pictre from Fallujah. So I guess its OK to hide in Mosques, right?

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[edit on 8/10/2005 by Mirthful Me]



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 11:20 AM
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I am sure that US Marine Core have Used Mosques a number of times for their improvised Barracks. Here's a pictre from Fallujah. So I guess its OK to hide in Mosques, right?


They look relaxed, and almost happy as if the burden of fear was lifted because the Iraqis are much less likely to attack a Mosque.



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 11:22 AM
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I think it's awesome!!!



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 11:24 AM
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unacceptable...I wonder if this was taught or they just thought of this brilliant idea in the heat of the moment



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 11:26 AM
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Mosques turned into army barracks.

Iraqis take their religion seriously.

This kind of thing does not help win hearts and minds of the ordinary Iraqi people.

No wonder they get pissed and want to blow up a few US Marines.

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posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 11:31 AM
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This doen't surprise me at all.
They don't seem to have much respect for sites of religious or historical significance.

They were even using a 1,000 year minaret, the Malwiya tower, as a lookout point in Samarra.

BBC

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posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 11:41 AM
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Originally posted by AceOfBase
This doen't surprise me at all.
They don't seem to have much respect for sites of religious or historical significance.

Agreed.

Not to mention the Baghdad Musem Looting, when Several Artifacts from WORLD HISTORY HERITAGE have been destroyed or stolen...



Guardian

When, back in mid-April, the news first arrived of the looting at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, words hardly failed anyone. No fewer than 170,000 items had, it was universally reported, been stolen or destroyed, representing a large proportion of Iraq's tangible culture. And it had all happened as some US troops stood by and watched, and others had guarded the oil ministry.



World Socialist

As the full extent of the looting of Iraq’s National Museum in Baghdad emerges, it becomes clear that there was nothing accidental about it. Rather it was the result of a long planned project to plunder the artistic and historical treasures that are held in the museums of Iraq.



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 11:48 AM
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Thats in Falluja.

Isnt that the place where insurgents turned Mosques into fire bases for the propaganda value of the US levelling them?

I wouldnt be surprised to see US troops resting in a Mosque after fighting to take it.



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 11:58 AM
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Originally posted by ArchAngelThey look relaxed, and almost happy as if the burden of fear was lifted because the Iraqis are much less likely to attack a Mosque.


attack a mosque? respect for their own holy places?

www.freerepublic.com...

www.620ktar.com...

and hiding out in a mosque, rigging it for destruction:

www.cnn.com...

another car bomb at a mosque:
www.washingtonpost.com...


want me to continue?

the us military is resting there. it isn't right but please spare us the war crime complaints. if anyone is offending muslims by desecrating a holy place it is the muslims themselves that blow up innocents at the mosques and use the mosques for cover, while rigging them for destruction should they have no other way out.



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 12:14 PM
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US snipers on Samarra’s spiral minaret
By: Lucian Harris on: 02.04.2005 [23:19] (195 reads)
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US army snipers have been positioned at the top of the great spiral minaret of the 9th century al-Mutawakkil mosque in Samarra. Armed with 50 calibre rifles and working in 24-hour two-man shifts, the soldiers watch over this turbulent city in the Sunni triangle north of Baghdad, which continues to be a hotbed of resistance against the Coalition.


iraqwar.mirror-world.ru...



This is against the geneva conventions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Crakeur

All those bomings are done by the covert operatives of the occupiers.

Why would muslims bomb their own mosques??

P-LLLLEASE!

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posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by Syrian SisterCrakeur

All those bomings are done by the covert operatives of the occupiers.

Why would muslims bomb their own mosques??

P-LLLLEASE!

[edit on 8-10-2005 by Syrian Sister]


proof?

and what about the insurgents that holed up in the mosque and rigged it to explode? were they also part of some covert operation? I guess doing that is ok because they are muslim so they could desecrate their holy place if they needed to.



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 01:07 PM
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the us military is resting there. it isn't right but please spare us the war crime complaints......


If they were simply 'resting' it would not be a Warcrime, but since they are moving in it is a Warcrime.


Laws and Customs of War on Land (Hague IV); October 18, 1907

Art. 56.
The property of municipalities, that of institutions dedicated to religion, charity and education, the arts and sciences, even when State property, shall be treated as private property.

All seizure of, destruction or wilful damage done to institutions of this character, historic monuments, works of art and science, is forbidden, and should be made the subject of legal proceedings.


Note that there are no exceptions such as that within Article 53 of the Fourth Geneva Conventions.


Art. 53. Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal property belonging individually or collectively to private persons, or to the State, or to other public authorities, or to social or cooperative organizations, is prohibited, except where such destruction is rendered absolutely necessary by military operations.


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posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 01:22 PM
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or they're protecting it from the insurgents.



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 01:30 PM
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This is a bad idea.
All part of our Al Quaeda recruiting campaign I guess


There are ways to win more allies among the general population of Iraq, this is not one of them.



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
or they're protecting it from the insurgents.



Kicking out the Muslims, and bringing in US soldiers is making it a more likely target.

You do not protect something in Iraq by putting targets in it.

That might be a weak argument if they were not denying the Iraqis access, but since they are not it is below poor.



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 01:32 PM
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This is the type of crap that annoys me about you people, The insurgents do this all the time but the difference being they actualy shoot weapons, launch rockets and fight from said mosques...

Where are your threads when they do this?

You people continue to amaze me, You dont give a damn, when insurgents do the same thing and our soldiers are told NOT to fire at them because they are in a mosque, Its also funny the type of people who use this for there slanted agenda, defending the great islam, are always the first ones to jump into a christian thread slaming religion and trying to make chritstians look like idiots, all while trying to proove god doesnt exist...

You guys need to drop the BS and be consitant with your arguments, or just stop posting.

Hypocrites.

[edit on 8-10-2005 by C0le]



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 01:33 PM
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I would like someone to tell me the definitive difference between an oridinary Iraqi citizen and an "insurgent". From what I can see it is whether or not we are shooting them or destroying their property. If we are then they are terrorists or the vaguer term "insurgent". First we dehumanize them and after that no holds are barred. As Souljah pointed out, not only do we destroy the things that are sacred to them, we have destroyed forever much of the world's written history and sacred artifacts. It is a national disgrace. How could any Iraqi have any thing less than hatred for our country much less the respect to model their government after ours? What a cruel joke!



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 01:44 PM
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Originally posted by CindyfromFlorida
we have destroyed forever much of the world's written history and sacred artifacts. It is a national disgrace. How could any Iraqi have any thing less than hatred for our country much less the respect to model their government after ours?


Yeah your exactly right, I mean its not like when the fall of saddam went down, the iraqis didnt raid museums looting them of thousand year old relics.. destroying a crap load of them in the process..


The iraqis dont need American help to destroy history they are Pros at doing it themselves..

[edit on 8-10-2005 by C0le]



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by C0le
You guys need to drop the BS and be consitant with your arguments, or just stop posting.

Hypocrites.

I am sorry, but how is it OK for US Marines to "Rest" inside a Mosque - and by that Action they are making it a MILITARY STRUCTURE, which could be attacked by enemy forces - and when the Insurgents take Refuge in a Mosque then its a "Terroristic Crime"?

That, Sir, is Hypochrisy.



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