May 19, 2008, - 9:51 am

The Sniper & The Koran: Disgusting Groveling that Won’t End

By Debbie Schlussel
So, a U.S. sniper in Iraq used a copy of the Koran for target practice. Not exactly the smartest move while you’re in the midst of the Greater Barbaria U.S. taxpayer money pit. But not exactly uncalled for, given what the Muslim world has done with Bibles, Torahs, live human Christians, and even Korans that they believe aren’t up to snuff.
Somehow, the Muslims throughout Iraq found out about it. How did that happen? Who told CNN about it? Strange that there’s little inquiry into that–into which soldiers are betraying their fellow troops in a likely fatal way.
Instead, there’s a giant sound of American lips smooching Muslim butt; this giant line-up of high-ranking American military men waiting for their chance to get something brown put on the tip of their noses. The groveling is simply sickening.


What is simply an expression of free speech–as much as the “Piss Christ” exhibit or any other “art” by Robert Mapplethorpe or Saudi Arabia making sandals out of the leather binding of Shi’ite Korans–not the “criminal behavior” our military is telling the so-called “New Muslim democrats” that it is:

Members of the local U.S.-allied group said the Quran was found with 14 bullet holes in a field after U.S. troops withdrew from a base in the area.
Sheik Ahmed Khudayer al-Janabi, a local tribal leader, said the group had planned a protest march last Thursday but called it off under pressure from U.S. forces and to prevent any insurgent violence as retaliation.
The incident, which occurred on May 9 and was discovered two days later, was first reported by CNN, which broadcast a ceremony at which the top American commander in Baghdad apologized to tribal leaders Saturday in Radwaniyah. The military confirmed the details Sunday in an e-mailed response to a query.
“I come before you here seeking your forgiveness,” Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond was quoted as saying at the ceremony. “In the most humble manner I look in your eyes today and I say please forgive me and my soldiers.”

Girlfriend to boyfriend who beats her: “Please, please, please take me back.” Sigh.

“The actions of one soldier were nothing more than criminal behavior,” he added. “I’ve come to this land to protect you, to support you – not to harm you – and the behavior of this soldier was nothing short of wrong and unacceptable.”
The commander also read a letter of apology by the shooter, who has not been identified, while another military official kissed a Quran and presented it to the tribal leaders, according to CNN.

Excuse me while I vomit.

Tribal leaders, dignitaries and local security officials attended the ceremony, while protesters carried banners and chanted slogans, including “Yes, yes to the Quran” and “America out, out.”

Well, I’m glad that butt-smooching session worked so well.

The military statement called the incident “serious and deeply troubling” but stressed it was the result of one soldier’s actions and “not representative of the professionalism of our soldiers or the respect they have for all faiths.”
The hard-line Association of Muslim Scholars condemned the shooting and what it said was a belated acknowledgment of the incident, calling it “a hideous act against the book of almighty God and the constitution of the nation and the source of its glory and dignity.” . . .
U.S. troops also have struggled to overcome the perception that they are insensitive to Islamic traditions after several missteps in the early stages of the war in Iraq.
Sheik Eid Majid al-Zubaie, the preacher at the Radwaniyah mosque, said local leaders were outraged over the discovery of the Quran, which he said was shot through and had big dark X’s and other graffiti on the pages. But he said they had accepted the military’s apology.
“There is not any difference between this soldier and the figure in Denmark who made the caricature drawings against the Prophet Muhammad,” al-Zubaie said.

Hmmm . . . does this mean we can expect more charming Muslim riots around the world calling for the beheading of all those who insult Islam?
Don’t count it out, military butt-kissing or not.

17 Responses

This same Maj. General could’ve said: “Ummmmmm…..there ARE bullet-holes in this quran…….but unless you have proof that one of our brave soldiers – one of the thousands who are over here risking their lives because you people don’t seem to be properly motivated enough to free your own country – fired those bullets….well…….have a nice day.”
(Also, I wonder what the reaction would be if they’d found cartoons of mohammed with bullet holes? Imagine the confusion that would cause…)

guitarguy on May 19, 2008 at 10:32 am

I think the Koran was a poor choice of target.
There’s no contrast, no neat circle or square to use for a sight picture….and how the heck do you score it ?? Where’s the X-Ring ??
It’s not thick enough to evaluate the expansion or penetration of the hollow-point projectile. It’s not the right shape either to approximate the outline of a Jhadist.
Much better to be used as field-expedient toilet paper….

Shootist on May 19, 2008 at 10:38 am

Gee…and the outrage comes from people who think that human heads make much better target practice. Go figure.

sueb on May 19, 2008 at 11:33 am

The soldier should have wiped his butt with the Koranus and flushed it down the toilet where it belongs. Allah Foobar! Feces be upon him! Heil Allah!

FreethinkerNY on May 19, 2008 at 12:33 pm

This apology is repulsive and mocks our freedoms, freedoms gifted to a thankless Iraq through our blood and treasure. At no time, and under no circumstance should any statesman, soldier or citizen valuing our freedoms and equality defend this antithetical text.
Our soldiers are in Iraq despite the contents of this reprehensible tome . . . not to defend it.

heroyalwhyness on May 19, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Isn’t being an Muslim great? You get to be both the “victim” and the true oppressor at the same time!

OldSchoolW on May 19, 2008 at 12:42 pm

I hope our troops are justifiably outraged by this despicable act of cowardice and appeasement.
But this is what you get with the Bush Administration. A so-called “muscular” foreign policy that, at bottom, is built on deeply liberal views.
While I have no doubt that many of the officers in the military have fully imbibed today’s liberal propaganda, I suspect that most are following the “party line” promulgated by Bush and Rice: Multiculturalism uber alles. What an effing disgrace.
When will the good people of this country rise up and take back control of their society from the liberal elites of both parties who are ruining our country and leading us into disaster?

RepublicanPatriot on May 19, 2008 at 2:45 pm

Isn’t this the same military which said Christian Chaplains can’t say, “Jesus” during services?
Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo Islam period.
“Say again, over…”
…and over…and over…and over.
La La Fubar? Nom.

Nuggler on May 19, 2008 at 4:17 pm

Their (muzlums’) outrage is laughable, considering that those barbarians use human heads as soccer balls.
However, I do find that using the koran as target practice is not only a waste of ammunition, it’s also a waste of good paper. The korans are best suited the following purposes (not all inclusive):
1. Wrapping dead fish,
2. Picking up after your dog,
3. To be used as a substitute for toilet paper,
4. Lining your bird cage,
5. To wipe the dog crap off your shoes,
6. Use as doormats,
7. Use as a substitute for grape leaves using your favorite recipe,
8. As a substitute in lieu of newspaper for clam and lobster bakes,
9. To use as kindling,
10. Use as wallpaper in pig pens and sausage factories.

Thee_Bruno on May 19, 2008 at 4:18 pm

Hi Debbie,
I did an In T View with Rotten Gods,
they are a Muslim dissident(s)in Iran who burn
Qurans there to protest the Iranian regime and
Islamic repression.
Here’s an excerpt:
MG: Frequently, Muslims will say that Islam is a Religion of Peace? Is this really so?
Rotten Gods: No, not at all. I have seen hanging scenes in city while poor men/women were going to die, others hailed “Allah is great”. There is no peace in Islam. If truly Islam was religion of peace, we couldn’t see the terrorist attacks between very own Muslims.

Mister Ghost on May 19, 2008 at 5:03 pm

Korans should be the target of choice. Look at the damage they have done to the world. Apologize for nothing. Show me a history book where the most powerful military on Earth apologized for having common sense.

samurai on May 19, 2008 at 5:55 pm

the only reason that this is a good idea is to make sure that wew do not see a repeat of the outrage that happend over the toliet koran debacle. I think what he did was dumb and immature, but not criminal.

mindy1 on May 19, 2008 at 7:30 pm

If we can’t use the Koran as target practice, can we use Mec — no, don’t go there, Doc, don’t go there…
Nice comparison to the “P*** Christ” exhibit, BTW. Is there any reason other than abject cowardice, irrational hatred of Christianity, and obsessive love for every enemy of America, that the leftists on the list (Audacious) aren’t defending this act of free speech?

DocLiberty on May 19, 2008 at 8:31 pm

These guys desecrate the Holy Bible and our Book of Mormon all the time, and do we go out and butcher any Muslims we come to for revenge killings? No.
Does Debbie go out every night to make videos of Muslims getting their heads cut off for not being Jewish? No.
Does DocLiberty gun down Muslims who tear pages out of a Holy Bible? No.
Do Muslims use the Koran as a holy idol in this instance for political/social advantage? Yes!!
Our soldiers are busy fighting this war and sacrificing a lot for our liberties and to spread freedom. They don’t need this right now.
Since one soldier shoots a Koran to demonstrate his frustrations at a psychopathic enemy he’s not allowed to fight openly, then he should and can be forgiven.
I can just hear Audacious (sorry, “Maxwell”)say, “What if it was a Book of Mormon?” We LDS do consider the Book of Mormon to be a testiment of Christ and is sacred, but it’s desecration isn’t something we’d ruin a perpetrator’s life over. I can be forgiving. Besides, we can always print more!

bhparkman on May 20, 2008 at 12:20 am

Too bad that one of A-Q’s finest wasn’t reading it at the time.

Southernops on May 20, 2008 at 8:38 am

There are certain bibles that are cherished in prison here in Amerikkka because it makes good rolling paper, but i don’t recall CNN making any reports of THAT.
i KNOW CNN pictures itself as an international news agency, but there SHOULD be certain limits to their reportage…INCITING a riot in order to get riot footage is not what Edward Murrow would consider GOOD journalism!!!

EminemsRevenge on May 20, 2008 at 10:49 am

On one hand, America is fighting terrorism, on the other hand, we’ve gone so low, that we grovel to these same terrorists.
It’s called “cognitive dissonance.”
So, tell me, please, what are we doing, what the HELL (!) are we wasting our kid soldier’s lives and money in Iraq and Afghanistan???
And Syria and Somalia?!

allat on May 20, 2008 at 4:10 pm

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