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Nato apologises as protests erupt over Koran 'disposal'
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The US commander of Nato troops in Afghanistan has apologised over reports that foreign troops had "improperly disposed" of copies of the Koran.

In a statement General John R Allen ordered a full investigation.

"When we learned of these actions, we immediately intervened and stopped them," he said.

Reports of the alleged Koran burning have led to a large protest outside the US air base at Bagram outside Kabul.

Police told the BBC that about 3,000 people were taking part in the demonstration and that some elders have gone into the base to talk to Nato officials.

The Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency has reported that the protesters have started a bonfire in front of the airfield.

In his statement, Gen Allen said that the investigation would examine whether troops at Bagram air base "improperly disposed of a large number of Islamic religious materials which included Korans".

"The materials recovered will be properly handled by appropriate religious authorities," the statement said.

"We are thoroughly investigating the incident and we are taking steps to ensure this does not ever happen again. I assure you… I promise you … this was not intentional in any way."

Gen Allen went to offer his "sincere apologies for any offence this may have caused", including to the president of Afghanistan, the Afghan government and "the noble people of Afghanistan".

In April last year at least one person was killed and 18 injured in successive days of protests in Afghanistan over the burning of a Koran in the US.----

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17110079


Added: Feb-21-2012 Occurred On: Feb-21-2012
By: MB-UK
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Tags: muslims, whining, korans, burning, nato
Location: Afghanistan (load item map)
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  • Should have fried them up in bacon grease!

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  • just dispose of all of them via a 15 megaton tactical nuke

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  • They protest over the burning of a damn book but keep their mouth shut when a woman or child is stoned ot death, when innocent ppl/children are raped, etc. Why are we here again?

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  • Muzzies sure are a bunch of crying whinney bitches.

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  • They burn down churches, kill innocent christians who refuse to convert, they refuse to allow churches to be built but at the end of the day the US does a full scale kiss ass to them over the destruction of a fucking book.

    Yes its a very precious book to them but there are a million far more important science books out there. We all really must stop allowing these people to rule our laws when we KNOW radicals hate us and would have us dead, yet we get seen daily kissing their fat hairy arse.

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  • I'm also sure they look after bibles with care over there, whats that you say, they do what to them...

    Oh they burn them....

    Yes, they burn them..Very peaceful and not at all psychopathic..oh no, not a bit..

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  • Just give the Koran's back to the local population......via airdrop with no chutes.....and maybe a cluster bomb or two for generosity...

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  • It's used as a murder blueprint. and as a weapon for many. I am fine with the folks that want to believe in whatever, but it seems to causes the world problems. Pass out some bibles over there and see what happens to them.

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  • Apologizing? We should be celebrating. The book of lies goes up in flames can only be a good thing.

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  • Gettin' tired of NATO having to apologize to these fucking idiots! Time to leave these cavemen to their own future of hell and failure!

    FUCK THEM!
    FUCK AFGHANISTAN!

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  • I hope and pray that when the burning books were extinguished it was via pissing on them.

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  • FUCK THAT BOOK OF PERVERSION AND PEDIPHILIA AND SODOMY AND INSANITY !!!! GENERAL ALLEN IS A PUSSY !!! HE SHOULD HAVE MADE THEM COLLECT MORE OF THOSE RAGS FOR BURNING !!!

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  • Slaves to a book. Even whent said 'book' says not to worship idols or physical possessions, they cherish a book like it is thier God.

    Free your mind.

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  • OHhhh who gives a flying fuck. Get over it. These radicalized dogs will riot, rape and kill over this. Over a fucking book being thrown in the garbage. Does anyone realize how fucking asinine that is???? Your people kill non Muslims, rape women, stone people for adultery, etc etc. and you flip shit because your beloved book gets burned?? Grow a set and quit being so goddamn sensitive (not to mention backwards).

    So where is the outrage when the mujis burn bibles, burn down churches, kill Christi More..

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  • “The US commander of Nato troops in Afghanistan has apologized over reports that foreign troops had "improperly disposed" of copies of the Koran.” Apologized over REPORTS???

    Yep , these scum bag sheep herders can blow up innocent people with their IED’s but let someone drop a fictitious book ie the koran and they have protest.


    What does a Harry Potter Book and the koran have in common?
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    They are both based on fictional characters

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  • Find a Koran in the field, just leave it to rot where it belongs with the dead muj you just killed. No need to bring it back and cause all of this shit "disposing" of it.

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  • "improperly disposed"
    should read: "we dumped them and burned them and were stupid and were caught"

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  • who the fuck cares about their dumb ass book.....its a war....

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  • Burn that fucking book its all a bunch of bullshit.

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  • I think they were disposed of improperly aswell, If some of them were able to be recovered then they definitely did it wrong.

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    • @XjamesX : I agree!! They fucked up by not destroying all of them!! Next time they should do it properly & get rid of it all!! Its a cult book which praises "Allah=Satan"!! The God in bible is not the same as "devil" God in the "Koran" garbage!!

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    • @JIGSTA
      these phuktards blow up each others mosques and behead "cross worshippers" all the time... why so insensitive to a "holy" book shit canning ?

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  • the koran fit only for bum fodder and then burning

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  • They should not. Burn, Burn the koran

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  • the proper islamic way to dispose of their korans are to burn them ...so whats the bloody problem, as has already been stated, so it is okay for these pagans to destroy other religions holy books and then bitch like children when its their one that is desecrated???

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