Friday, February 24, 2012

Apology denied, infidel!

Everyone has apologized for the burning Qur'ans at Bagram AB in Afghanistan. From the general in command in Afghanistan all the way to the state department, the president personally and the administration as a official voice of the government.  Nothing helps, no amount of abject genuflecting or heartfelt penitence will assuage the feelings of the religion of the perpetually insulted.

With that, the Karzai government is demanding the people who burned the Qur'ans be tried according to sharia law.  Remember that it is not illegal to burn a book in a non-Muslim country, so what Karzai is doing  is demanding that NATO practice sharia.  What a friend he is, supporting sharia against us.  It's time to leave Afghanistan and let Karzai deal with his enemies on his own.

From Reuters/Yahoo Feb 23 by Mirwais Harooni and Amie Ferris-Rotman

Afghanistan demands NATO put Koran-burners on trial

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan wants NATO to put on public trial those who burned copies of the Koran at a NATO base, President Hamid Karzai's office said on Thursday, after a third day of bloody protests over the incident.
It said NATO had agreed to a trial, but that could not be immediately confirmed.
Karzai had earlier accused a U.S. officer of "ignorantly" burning copies of the Koran, in an incident that has deepened anti-Western sentiment in a country NATO is trying to stabilize before foreign combat troops leave by the end of 2014.
Demonstrations have drawn thousands of angry Afghans to the streets, chanting "Death to America!" amid violence that has killed 11 people including two U.S. service personnel.
"NATO officials, in response to a request for the trial and punishment of the perpetrators ... promised this crime will brought to court as soon as possible," Karzai's office said in a statement.
President Barack Obama sent a letter to Karzai apologizing for the burning of the Korans, after Afghan laborers found charred copies while collecting rubbish at the sprawling Bagram air base.
Obama told Karzai the incident was not intentional.
The letter, which the White House said was a follow-up to a phone call earlier this week between the two leaders to discuss a "long-term partnership" between Washington and Kabul, was delivered to Karzai by U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker.
Karzai's office said in a statement Obama had promised to investigate those involved in the incident.
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