Afghan President Hamid Karzai is calling for American troops who correctly disposed of copies of the koran, to be placed on trial.
As reported by Reuters, a release from Karzai’s office implies that Allied forces have agreed to place US troops on trial:
“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.”
There has been no statement from any NATO or American officials in regards to placing any Allied troops on trial.
When found that Muslim detainees in Afghanistan were sending secret, hand-written messages to each other via copies of the koran, American officials found out that such was considered a ‘desecration’ according to Islamic theological law.
Islamic law itself dictates that burning is the proper mode of disposal for defiled copies of the koran.
Karzai Plays To The Mob…
Thousands of Afghans have since violently protested the disposal of the Muslim texts, to the tune of four dead Americans and upwards of 30 dead Afghans.
Seven American troops have also been wounded in a separate shooting and grenade attack.
Karzai has admitted that there was no malice on the part of the Americans.
As stated in the Reuters article:
“Karzai said the American officer had acted ‘out of ignorance and with poor understanding’ of the Koran’s importance, a presidential statement said.”
Despite the Americans following and adhering to Islamic law, the American-supported Afghan president still wants US troops tried under Islamic law.
The Taliban has released a statement stating:
“They have to kill them (Westerners), beat them and capture them to give them a lesson to never dare desecrate the holy Koran again.”
Karzai has yet to apologize for the killing of Americans by his own (American paid) troops.
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