Thursday, February 23, 2012

Burnt Korans Offer the Taliban a Pretext for Revving Up the Jihad

Karzai's discussion buddies urge Muslims to kill NATO troops because of the recent torching.

Update: 2 US troops killed in Koran backlash

Update: Obama sends letter of apology to Afghanistan's president

And since the POTUS is so good at vocals, he also sent Karzai a recording of this McCartney karaoke:

We're so sorry, Mr. Karzai,
We're so sorry that we went and burnt those books,
Oh, yes!
We're so sorry, Mr. Karzai.
Didn't mean to do it and we know
It's causing such a mess.
We're so sorry and we promise
Not to do it anymore.
We're so sorry, Mr. Karzai,
Please forgive us and deliver pardon
Even if you're sore...

Update: From onislam:
"In the letter ... the president also expressed our regret and apologies over the incident in which religious materials were unintentionally mishandled at Bagram Airbase," White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said, Reuters reported.

Karzai said an American officer had acted "out of ignorance and with poor understanding" of the Qur’an’s importance, a presidential statement said.

Karzai's office said an investigation into the Qur’an burning would most likely be concluded later on Thursday.

Muslims consider the Koran the literal word of God and treat each book with deep reverence.

Desecration is considered one of the worst forms of blasphemy and there could be further trouble on Friday when the weekly prayers are held.
So watch your step, blasphemous kafirs! (BTW, the onislam headline puts 'apologizes'--the verb describing Obama's action--in scare quotes, thereby implying that the regrets are insincere.)

Update: Diana West asks:
Has anyone in Washington, or on the campaign hustings, or anywhere else in the USA noticied that, not only the Taliban, but also 20 members of the Afghan parliament are exhorting Afghans to wage jihad against Uncle Sam?
Update: Unplacated Afghans burn effigy of "black dog" Obama.

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