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Two U.S. troops have been shot dead by an Afghan soldier as violence rages across the country in response to Korans being burned. The gunmen opened fire after calls from Taliban insurgents to attack U.S. military bases in revenge attacks for U.S. troops setting fire to the Muslim holy books. The attack took place during a protest outside a U.S. military base in the Khogyani district of Nangarhar Province.
Afghan officials told the BBC that the Americans had confiscated books and other documents from suspected Taliban prisoners at the Parwan detention centre next to Bagram base because they believed they were using them to send messages to each other.
Gen John R Allen: 'When we learned of these actions, we immediately intervened and stopped them.' It is thought that documents containing extremist inscriptions were taken from the library, says the BBC's Andrew North in Kabul. An unknown quantity of these materials were then burnt, according to military officials, among them some Korans
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
It is not just any book, it is sacred. Plus this would not have happened if we weren't raping murdering and pillaging in Afghanistan.
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
I'd burn them too, except i'd be smart and burn them in the winter when it's cold that way i'd have some heat to stay warm with.
They'd make good toilet paper too. I'd rather wipe my ass with a Quran than use those smooth stones to wipe off with that they use in Afghanistan. I'd rather not give myself hemorroids shoving rocks up my behind.