It has just been confirmed this morning that Australian graves were among those desecrated in Libya. Kuranda Seyit, founder of the forum on Australia’s Islamic Relations, examines the furore that set off this unfortunate turn of events.
Last year the mad preacher of Gainesville, The Reverend Terry Jones, created a furore in the Muslim world by his threats and call for a global burning of the Islamic holy book, the Koran. Thankfully, that was averted after some pressure from the Oval Office.
Yet, last week some rogue US soldiers have taken this call one step further and burnt copies of the Koran, in all places, Afghanistan. It’s a death wish.
The US Army denied that this was deliberate and just a mistake, but do they really think that we are that stupid? Burning any book is really not kosher but burning one’s holy book when you are in a country as an invading force is a big slap in the face. The reality is that they got caught and now they are trying to backtrack.
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