Report: NATO Promises to Put Koran Burners on Public Trial As Soon As Possible

Protests continued today over the koran burning incident at Bagram airbase earlier this week.

Afghan men shout anti-U.S slogans during a demonstration in Jalalabad province February 22, 2012. Gunfire wounded at least 26 people during fresh protests in several cities across Afghanistan over the burning of copies of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, at NATO’s main base in Afghanistan. (REUTERS/Parwiz)

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The Karzai goverment said NATO promised to put the koran burners on public trial as soon as possible.
Reuters reported:

Afghanistan wants NATO to put on public trial those who burned copies of the Koran at a NATO base, President Hamid Karzai’s office said on Thursday, after a third day of bloody protests over the incident.

It said NATO had agreed to a trial, but that could not be immediately confirmed.

Karzai had earlier accused a U.S. officer of “ignorantly” burning copies of the Koran, in an incident that has deepened anti-Western sentiment in a country NATO is trying to stabilize before foreign combat troops leave by the end of 2014.

Demonstrations have drawn thousands of angry Afghans to the streets, chanting “Death to America!” amid violence that has killed 11 people including two U.S. service personnel.

“NATO officials, in response to a request for the trial and punishment of the perpetrators … promised this crime will brought to court as soon as possible,” Karzai’s office said in a statement.

President Barack Obama sent a letter to Karzai apologizing for the burning of the Korans, after Afghan laborers found charred copies while collecting rubbish at the sprawling Bagram air base.

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  • jorgen

    Barack Apologizer Obama apologized before he knew who did it. The whole thing sounds like a set-up to me.

  • southernsue

    can’t beilieve after beheadings, torture to our people that are caught, death to America threats, etc., etc. they are going to punish NATO soldiers?

    we are truly being attacked by our own side!

    obama needs to be impeached!

  • guy

    I guarantee if an american is put to trial there wil be an outrage from Americans never before seen. How many people were put on trial when the bible was bunrned by these fanatics?

  • Obama 2012

    These goat humpers could care less about burning the Koran – I doubt that 1 in 10 can even read the Koran and understand the words that they’re reading.

    This great ‘offense’ is being all directed out of the local Mosque’s by the Taliban trying to push the Americans and NATO out early. Of course, Obama will bend over and try to kiss everything that shows itself shiny and covered in crap… limp Muslim peckers.

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    It’s all part of instituting Shari’a law across the planet. First, Interpol turns over a “blasphemer” to angry Moslems; now, Nato is going to be administering Shari’a law.

    If they can try Americans for blasphemy in Afghanistan, they can try them here, in the U.S.

    Wake up.

  • tj

    Will those who rioted be on trial as well?

    What about those who killed the two US soldiers?

    What about the bad boys who scribbled in the later burned Korans?

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    How about we just set aside one day for Koran burning… per week?

  • Militant Conservative

    Come get me.

  • Greg

    Tell Karzai that if one more soldier is killed over this we will stop all aid and remove troops so Taliban can take over and begin mass killings including him. Enough is enough.

  • Multitude

    Under what U.S. law were the burners of garbage guilty of? Apparently Karzai forgets that the reason we’re there is that we threw out the Taliban and occupied Afghanistan, putting his pathetic ass into that office.

    I’m quite certain each drone strike Barry authorizes is breaking a few more laws than some low level GIs burning a religious book at the direction of sanitation officers to dispose of some materials errorists have been using to conspire and communicate. Is Karzai going to require Obama appear for his targeted killing crimes?

  • dba…vagabond trader
  • wtd


    “Proper Koran Disposal, Apologies, and Murdering Innocent Infidels in Afghanistan”

    Andrew G. Bostom (MD, MS) is an American author and Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University Medical School. He is an expert on connections between homocysteine and cardiovascular disease.
    He is also well known for his writings on Islam; he is the author of The Legacy of Jihad (2005), a work which provides an analysis of Jihad based on an exegesis of translations of Islamic primary sources done by other polemicists on the topic, and the editor of 2008 anthology of primary sources and secondary studies on the theme of Muslim antisemitism,The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History.

  • Greg

    Time to leave Afghanistan and allow Karzia to reap his rewards. The animals there masker raiding as humans will not be helped by our presence any longer

  • 1RedBeard

    Just a caveat here. Karzai saying that NATO will put people on trial does not make it so. Karzai will say anything he needs to say in order to keep his countrymen from storming the fortress and killing him. And if those words come at the expense of America, Karzai is unconcerned.

    But then, as Wanumba indicated elsewhere, Karzai is playing the weak hand that Obama has dealt him, in a rather dangerous game of survival. He’s swimming in a pool full of poisonous snakes, darting this way and that, trying to avoid the fangs.

    The only sure thing here is the utter failure of the Obama cabal to keep a handle on the situation.

  • democraps suck

    hey NATO…KMA…and any american military personel or anyone else give any names of who ALEGEDLY burned the filthy korans should automatically face a firing squad…this is war …islam and mooslums can cry all they want…time to stand up america….

  • John Bolton just said on Fox that the Americans had simply disposed of Korans as directed by the Afghan government after the Korans had been desecrated by Muslim Prisoners who wrote in them / used them to pass notes back and forth.

    This is completely phony outrage.

  • bigL

    Interesting thing is that the islamic terrorists/murderers target their own people, members of the other sect.and blow them up. Probably every one of them is carrying their own litttle Koran.
    So how bout all those Korans being blown up and thus burned? Are the murders and their behind-the-scene hechmen goingto stand trial.

  • olm

    This is a phony outrage.
    Obama is a ridiculous failure.
    I am amazed at the new stories every week illustrating his incompetence. This one is really getting to me. Where is that impotent boob? Apologizing again, fueling these barbarians and our troops are dying.
    Bring the troops home. Let religion of peace destroy Afghanistan. At this point, who cares?

  • Fuquay Steve

    Is this April Fools Day or even Opposite Day?

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  • Rhinestone Suderman

    Yes, dba, I’ve been following the Pensylvannia case, and I do find it significant that the judge decided to lecture the victim so openly, right at the same time this Koran stuff is blowing up in Afghanistan, and Hillary is pushing for the criminalization of criticism of Islam.

    Would he have felt so bold, say, a month ago?

    Some questions:

    1. Is NATO going to attack us, if we don’t hand over someone for them put on trial? Attempt a commando raid, to capture the “perpetrators”? (Probably some low level soldiers.)

    2. If they do try something like this, are we going to let them get away with it? Will we fight back, even to the point of shooting some NATO soldiers? Or are we going to hand someone over to them as the “criminal”, just to make peace? IOr is our president going to apologize, and bloviate, and not do a thing to help the captured Americans—even if they’re beheaded on Afghan T.V.?

    3. Are NATO, and Interpol, now Islamic organizations?

    4. What the hell are we doing in Afghanistan anyway?

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  • dries

    Look at their faces – they do it for Western journalists amusement. Who knows, they might have even got paid to pose for dramatic, yet staged pictures. Kids are having fun & a guy on the left is seen laughing. Silly infidels.

  • Mama Grizzly

    This is VERY VERY BAD.

    Obama has further legitimized the Taliban.

    FROM THE START the word should have gone out that enemies of Afghanistan had desecrated the Korans by writing in them–a big no-no. Then they could have explained that a mistake had been made on HOW the books were to be destroyed.

    Much less hoopla.


    Guess the murder of Seal Team 6 just wasn’t enough for him or them . . .

  • Mama Grizzly

    Of course, he always said he’d side with the Moslems . . . like Mein Kampf–it’s all in his books.


    Thanks MC. Good comment to wake up to. Made my day.

  • texas

    ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? This is a joke right? I am so angry right now I can’t even believe this Administration puts every other Country besides America first. So the rage you see in the picture up there, is the rage I feel right now!!!

  • DPittelli

    Where’s Charles James Napier when we need his strong hand?

    “Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.”

  • bigL

    Who ordered that SEAL team 6 into that old crate of a helicopter?

  • Gary

    off topic

    Arlen Specter just threw Santorum under the bus.

    After Santorum stuck his neck out to endorse Specter, who later switched parties, and had to defend it in the debate the other night saying he got assurances (or was it promises) from Arlen Specter about court nominations, Specter just went on CNN and said that conversation never happened.


  • indccc

    All of our soldiers in Afghanistan need to refuse to do anything other than defend themselves until all of them are pulled out of Afghanistan. More than likely some poor 2nd LT. will be blamed for this and end up in Leavenworth for the rest of his life. Will Americans be outraged? I doubt it because they don’t seem to care about the soldiers who are on trial or in prison now for trying to defend themselves in war zones.

  • From what I heard, these books were desecrated by the Muslim prisoners and had to be destroyed. I guess the crime was that the books were not burned beyond recognition and the agitators that found the remains used them to foment anti-American sentiment. I wonder how many women took part in the riots. If Obama bows to these terrorists, he will confirm his Muslim religious heritage, the enemy within.

  • PJ

    The West is truly suicidal.

  • More Liberty

    Waste of taxpayer dollars – it’s criminal.

  • Buck Ofama

    In sports, when the team does something bad they fire the coach. In this case we should give them the Commander-In-Chief.

  • John Galt

    I love this picture: 6 or 7 yahoos standing around laughing and waving for the camera, and we are supposed to give a sh*t !

    Ooooo ! Booga boooga booooooga !

    Burn ’em all to the ground.

  • Ripped

    How in the hell can we justify the sacrifice of American lives to help save these fanatical savages from the wrath of other fanatical savages? The West will never be able to have a civilized relationship with these people. Get our soldiers out of there. Any direct threats from these Muslim countries can be curtailed air strikes and missiles. We need a president that will stand up and let them know in advance that if they hurt us, we will level what’s left of their sh!thole cities.

    So how many people think we still need to be involved in NATO or the UN for that matter?

    Yeah Ron Paul is the crazy guy that warned we would end up here because of blowback, but the idiots all bought the neocon BS and here we are.

  • Fionnagh

    #30 More than likely some poor 2nd LT. will be blamed for this and end up in Leavenworth for the rest of his life.

    My concern is that the he wouldn’t even make it alive to Leavenworth.

  • Stoshio

    If they try to put an American on trial for the justified burning of korans that were being used improperly I would hope we would unleash pure hell on them – in the form of bombs and bullets. Karzai and that bunch don’t deserve our help or treasure. They are unappreciative, liars, and 7th century backstabbers. What the hell are we still doing there? BRING THE TROOPS HOME AND LET THEM KILL EACH OTHER!

  • RayDog0369

    Unreal! Another chipping away at my sanity. There is only so much more that I can take before I lose it.

  • wanumba

    Looks like the narrative should be “Reuters promotes lynching mentality by staged photo-ops”

  • Deborah

    What about the Bible burning Muslims?

  • an observer

    If any American is put on trial for this, then we should fly a Hellfire missile through Karzai’s bedroom window during the night.

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  • djaz

    We need to send those soldiers home, NOW.

    I have never hated a POTUS, not even, FDR and Carter, but Obama is the lowest of crawling low.

  • greenfairie

    If NATO turns over a single soldier to these animals, NATO should be disbanded immediately. And if it’s an American soldier, we will not turn him over to any foreign entity.

    The more I think about it, we should have just bombed Afghanistan back to the dinosaur era for harboring Osama Bin Laden and been done with it. Ridiculous we spent so much time with these crazy people. They’re a lost cause.

  • paul52

    Time to come home and let these cretins return to the good old days, also known as the 7th century. How about a national “Burn the Koran Day”?

  • No Man

    Exterminate all the filthy murderers.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    What I posted in a later thread:

    I think we should just proclaim “Okay, Muslims. Here’s what we’re going to do: we’re gonna keep burning Korans until you CALM THE F&&K DOWN. When you stop murdering, destroying, stealing, burning, rioting, beating, and throwing rocks like barbarians, we’ll stop burning the book which says it’s cool to do those things. Until then? LIGHT ‘EM UP!”

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Google: The Execution of SEAL Team Six

    Ann Barnhardt, with bigger cojones than the collected male population of both the MSM AND the blogosphere.

    No fear in that one.

  • bg


    OT.. yeah right.. /s/

    Offended Muslim chokes atheist, and then …

    [A Muslim judge in Pennsylvania – who scolded a local atheist for
    offending Islam, called him a doofus and accused him of “using the
    First Amendment” to madden Muslims – dismissed harassment
    charges against the Muslim defendant who purportedly choked the
    atheist during a Halloween parade.

    District Judge Mark Martin brought a Quran to court and told the alleged
    victim, American Atheists’ Pennsylvania State Director Ernest Perce V, “I
    think you misinterpreted a couple of things. So before you start mocking
    somebody else’s religion, you might want to find out a little more about
    it. It kind of makes you look like a doofus.”

    The judge added, “I think our forefathers intended to use the First
    Amendment so we can speak with our mind, not to p— off other
    people and cultures – which is what you did.”]

    once again i must remind US, the nuts are running the asylum..and
    Sharia Law advocated by a US President is certainly not something
    to joke about.. your great grandchildren will be bowing to MECCA..

    gah!! what is this?? Lord help US, we cannot help ourselves.,. *sigh*

    [ Ads by Google

    Islamic Home FinanceHome Financing the Sharia Way. Riba-Free.
    Don’t Pay More at a Bank ]

    that is an ad at WND..

    something is so wrong here..

    as quite a few of GP’s ads are enemy inspired as well..


  • Patty

    Obama Apologizes For Evil America Burning Terrorist Korans; Nobody Need Apologize For Two Murdered American Soldiers
    February 24, 2012

    Obama began his presidency with an apology tour to the Muslim world. And then he never quit. And it’s frankly stunning what crap has come out of his mouth while he was groveling before his Muslim masters. You know, when is isn’t just plain bowing down to them:

    Obama apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for vile, wicked, despicable America again (America is the most evil country on earth and we’ve got the president to prove it). There was no need for anyone to apologize for our two murdered soldiers killed by an Afghan soldier. Clearly, they deserved to die to pay for America’s crimes.

    Hamid Karzai, whose country was proven righteous by the fact that America already admitted it was the villain in this moral play, is demanding that the soldiers who had anything to do with the Koran burning be put on trial. He should get his way: after all, given how guilty we are and all, it seems that two murdered Americans is hardly enough to pay for our crime.

    It makes me sick inside to think of “my” president calling the president of Afghanistan to apologize for the destruction of some books when the soldiers of that same president of Afghanistan murdered American troops in cold blood.

    Newt Gingrich brought this “apology crap” to light:

    Gingrich was the first Republican White House hopeful to criticize the president for apologizing after Muslim holy books containing extremist language were burned by NATO soldiers.

    Gingrich told a crowd in Spokane, Washington: “President Obama surrendered twice today and I think that deserves to be brought to the country’s attention.”

    He continued, “The president apologized for the burning, but I haven’t seen the president demand that the government of Afghanistan apologize for the killing of two young Americans.”

    Gingrich was referring to two American troops who were killed in Afghanistan Thursday. The troops were killed by a person wearing an Afghan National Army uniform, according to a U.S. official.

    For the record, the Korans in question were ones that captured terrorists had been using to exchange messages to one another. After the terrorists got through scrawling messages in them, the Korans were full of even more vicious hate than they already were in the first place. What the hell else were we supposed to do with them??? Maybe give them to Obama for his personal library???

    Meanwhile, Obama can go on apologizing to the Muslim world for how “intolerant” America is. It’s very clearly okay for Muslim countries to execute people for daring to become Christians and it’s very clearly okay for Muslim countries to firebomb Christian schools.

    I’d actually like to apologize to the world for our president of “God damn America.”

    Because even Muslims know that Barack Obama is a r b little weasel.

  • Patty

    Obama has put his foot in it big time. You never apologize to the enemies. We trained Afghan soldiers they killed our troops.

    Now, is the time to leave. Get our troops out, Obama can’t handle the Middle East presidential.

    He needs to be quite. He really isn’t aware of the dangerousness of this matter. The repercussions from burning Koran are fresh and will last. They will not forgive us.

    They wish us death. They have killed our soldiers. NO APOLOGIES. He just can handle Foreign Affairs.

  • an observer

    I really don’t care if the muslims riot over this or that “offense.” Michelle Malkin refers to Isam as the Religion of Perpetual Outrage. If they want to riot in their own cites, kill their own citizens, then let them let lose their 7th Century inner demons and they can go to Hell.

    When their trained soldiers go “beserk” and start shooting OUR troops, over a religious slight, then we ought to hold the commanders and officers of that soldier’s unit PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE. I’m talking about prison or death for commanders that REFUSE to control their troops.

    There was a report that Marine general John Allen visited the base where our soldiers were killed, urging them to not retaliate. I assume that are troops are disciplined enough to behave professionally.

    However, you can bet that American troops are treating their Afghan counterparts with a lack of trust. And that will remain for quite a while.

  • Patty

    If anything he needed to speak in secrecy first to the Leader of Afghan. No public statements.

    Try to settle this with diplomacy and know the facts. Obama jumps the gun.

  • bg


    breaking via news radio..

    Afghan trainee shot trainer (US soldier).. 🙁

    no link yet..


  • bg


    he’s just doing his job..


  • bg


    G.. AH ..D wants you to do it!!

    much more here, in connecting links, and threads..


  • Rhinestone Suderman

    And what about those 19 Americans being held hostage by Egypt?

    We haven’t heard anything about them, lately.

    Their “Trial” is supposed to being February 26.

    Pray for pastor Yousef Nardakhani.

  • wanumba

    SO the DEMOCRAT screw USA again They cut the legs out from under our military and staged riots and upper middle class college graduate trantrum protest as a fig leaf to give up Vietnam, they gave up the Panama Canal … all that investment and it’s in CHina’s hands … all very strategic positions that enabled US to control vital positions.
    WE give up AFghanistan, we give up our strategic advantage and allow Iran to seize the region. HOW HOW HOW HOW does that help our national security?

    It guarantees only that the war that follows will be at huge cost to us, far far worse than what we paid for in BOTH Afghanistan and Iraq.

    HOW HOW HOW does groveling around like whipped whelps help our national security?

  • Joanne

    Why are we bowing down to these heathens? They practice beastiality, homosexuality, pedophilia, rape, abuse, murder, polygamy, adultery, fornication, lies, thieves, honour killings, and on and on, but we bend over backwards to give into such an ideology and culture. It is sickening. God hates evil – hates it.

  • conservative cookie

    When will the current office holder, in the white house, apologize to the families of the two young American soldiers who were murdered by “bitter people who cling to their guns and religion”? Perhaps, the American military is regarded with contempt by an administration filled with wormetongued political hacks who enrich themselves all the while as America and its citizens suffer both economic and the international upheavals.

  • Hunter Riley

    Troops need to come home now and leave that pile of rocks to the cavemen. I am sick of this. You want to bring the ire of the American people? Put those troops on trial. It will not be pretty back here in the homeland.

  • Nanna

    We need Newt!!!!

  • NATO must be defunded by the US Government! President Obama must be impeached for giving comfort to the enemy. Violent Islam and Shrira Law must be stopped in its tracks NOW!

  • J

    Get us the hell out of there. They do not deserve us, our sacrifices or freedom. Make it a parking lot.

  • Freddy

    Why would Nato turn over ANY soldier to that mob for a show trial of any kind?

    Under what law would those soldiers be tried under?

    This entire event exists to show just how weak a leader Obama truely is.

  • jimg

    Get our troops out of that hellhole, and turn the entire freaking place into green, glowing glass.

  • Highlander

    Oh for Pete’s sake! Show me the law against burning a Koran, or any other book.

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  • bg


    Highlander #68 February 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    oh i know what you mean, but try telling that to this guy, not to
    mention numerous others, also not to mention our troops & their
    families who have given their all to protect US from it’s radicals.. 🙁


  • Public trial? I’d give them medals.

  • RS

    I think that guilt (and justice) starts at the top.

    Perhaps out commander-in-chief can be handed over to the mob for his well deserved punishment.

  • sean rasmussen

    The USA should just nuke the bastards

  • josetoyou

    Boy, the kooky muslims wil like this dumd assed move. It will only encourage their movement!

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  • josetoyou

    Well, lets see. Have the “taliban” boys been put on public trial for persecuting Christians or destroying Christian Bibles? I guess the nato rules don’t apply to them.
    Whoever mad this decision to prosecute those burning the “queeran” is an idiot.
    I am guessing that “little-o” probably recommended this course of action…

  • Ray

    Obama is an apologist and most of all a COWARD. He is not a leader but a dispicable liar. I loath this man and his wife for what he is doing to our once great nation. We are the laughing stock of the world and he is the clown that is leading the 3 ring circus.

    Burn the quran? You bet! And while we are at it we need to burn every mosk to the ground. If you want to practice islam then move to the middle east where you belong. We are not a nation oof muslims. But we have a muslim working in the White House.

    Has Obama apologized to the families of border agents who have been killed? No!
    Has Obama apologized for the Christins being killed around the world by mulims? No! Though he claims to be a Christian. He is not!

    Obama is a man with an agenda to destroy our way of life. He is fostering the muslim movement in this country and is inciting violence against Christians around the world.

    The quran is a fake book written by a fake nobody. Burn the book! Burn the book! It is not a holy book. It is a book of hatred and lies. It incites the muslim world to violance. Don’t believe me, then read it for youself.

    America, wake up. Go and by a quran at a store and burn it. Show these muslims fools that they are a fake and they follow a sick fake.

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  • josetoyou

    This is lunacy. What law has been broken?
    Prosecuting these people will only encourage the islam cult nut-jobs…

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