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Kabul Korrespondence

Fresh, factual, and funky view of Afghanistan and the surrounding Central Asian region

US soldier shoots the Koran

Friday, May 23, 2008

A unidentified US soldier serving in Iraq, who pumped bullets into the Muslim holy book and wrote an expletive inside, has since been expelled from his unit and sent home.

The American military described the incident as "as both serious and deeply troubling," but stressed it was an "isolated incident and a result of one soldier's actions."

The desecration of the Koran was also strongly condemned by the Association of Muslim Scholars, which claims to represent more than 3,000 mosques. It said the "heinous crime shows the hatred" that the US military and American leaders had for the Koran and the Muslim people.


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posted by Travis, 5:35 am

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