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Saturday, June 4, 2005
By Steven L. Taylor

Via the BBC: US Guantanamo guard kicked Koran

The US has given details of how guards mishandled copies of the Koran at its Guantanamo Bay prison, including a case of one copy being deliberately kicked.

[...]

The US listed five incidents of mishandling at the Cuban facility, including the splashing of urine and water on copies of the Koran.

The report said most of the cases were accidental or unintentional.

It also said that there were a number of cases where detainees had desecrated the Koran by ripping pages, urinating on it and trying to flush it down a toilet.

[...]

Pentagon spokesman Lawrence DiRita said there had also been 15 cases of “mishandling and outright desecration by detainees”.

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One Response to “More Gitmo Koran Info”

  1. The Misanthrope Says:

    I would say that the Bush gang accomplished exactly what they wanted bby trying to discredit Newsweek. What I don’t understand is why Newsweek backed down. Now the story coming out that the Koran was treated poorly will seem like old news and people will ignor it.


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