Folks, why arent millions of muslims rioting in response to the alleged abuse of the koran at Gitmo? Because the perpetrators were muslim prisoners, not guards. As John Hinderaker notes on weeklystandard.com, the most serious desecrations of the koran at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility were committed by the muslim inmates themselves. More significantly, the detainee who made the original allegation retractd the story–a fact that went largely unreported.
Folks, did you know that all inmates are furnished a koran at U.S. government expense? That’s right, the Defense Department issued guidelines that call for the utmost respect for the sacred scripture of our enemies. At Gitmo, personnel receive instructions: do not let it touch the floor, kick it, step on it. This means ensuring that the koran is not placed in offensive areas such as the floor, near the toilet or sink, near the feet, or dirty/wet area. Only muslim chaplains and interpreters are actually supposed to touch a koran, and then only if wearing clean latex gloves. I did read somewhere that Mohammed invented latex, but I’ll write about how muslim supremacism includes the rhetoric that they created everything and invented everything some other time.
Some of the most inflammatory allegations appear to be the result of unsubstantiated rumors spread by muslim inmates who may have been following al-Qaida instructions to falsely claim mistreatment. Or maybe they were simply trying to deflect blame for all the korans they were mutilating on their own.
Too bad Islamic fanatics have no compunction about blowing up churches and synagogues and slaughtering Christians and Jews.
As Max Boot writes, it would be nice if the global Islamic community, the news media and assorted human rights agitators could display the same level of outrage about the real atrocities perpetrated by our enemies as they do about the imaginary horrors of the “American Gulag”.