OIC Condemns Koran Burning – Top Iranian Cleric Says It Was a Deliberate Act

The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu deplored the burning of the Holy Quran by the US forces in Afghanistan and called for a quick trial.

The top Iranian Friday prayer leader condemned the burning of the sacred koran by US troops in Afghanistan today. Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami said it was a deliberate act.
Fars News reported:

Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami strongly condemned the recent insult to the Muslims’ Holy Book at a US base in Afghanistan, and said the move was a deliberate act.

Addressing a large congregation of worshippers on Tehran University Campus on Friday, Ayatollah Khatami refuted the claim of the US officials that the US forces had erroneously burnt Holy Quran copies in Afghanistan and described US President Barack Obama’s apology for the provocative act as superficial.

“Based on reports by reporters, this was an intentional move prompted by the hatred of American statement for Islam,” Ayatollah Khatami stated.

“I announced with a loud voice, the world should know that the US administration is hostile to Islam; Americans’ insult was not a mistake, rather deliberately because Washington rulers are hostile to Islam.”

Obama has sent a letter to his Afghan counterpart Karzai, apologizing for the burning of copies of the Holy Quran.

Obama told Karzai that the incident, which has sparked angry protests against US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, was not intentional.

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  • Stephana

    They should have sent them here. I am almost out of Charmin!

  • bg


    this is another staged cartoon fiasco.. they will keep at it until they
    whip up another global riot, even if they have to hire rent a mobs..


  • an observer

    “F” the Organization of Islamic Cooperation – and the donkeys they have sex with.

  • lethargic

    I don’t doubt that it was deliberate and rightly so. The BBC report says the books were being used as a secret message system … http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17110079

  • Patty

    There has been something lost in Translation. Commanders need to gather all information then give it to the Obama. Then they need to meet with Leaders in Afghan. We have no other options but for this president to shell out apologies before he has met with the leaders of Afghan and tried at least to tried to calm down the people first.

    But Obama has no experience when it comes to real negotiations with nations.

    Now, he has completely damaged the situation further and placed our troops in harm way.

    Allen spoke to the soldiers to take calm and on course. Not to do more but the job at hand.

    I blame commanders and Obama immaturity and lack of leadership.

  • Patty

    Corrections: No so much commanders but did they speak with Obama with clarity and facts.

    And waiting for investigations before jumping the gun. Then what happens 2 of our soldiers are killed.


  • Patty

    And eventually, investigations should uncover whether or not messages by detainees were in these Korans.

  • xkaydet65

    If Obama wasn’t POTUS we could respond to the demands of a billion Muslims with the words, “Tomorrow there can be 600 million Muslims.”

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Also, unmentioned is the fact that “writing messages to the enemy in these Korans” was also a deliberate act.

    Hey Mullah: is writing in the Koran by a Muslim considered Halal?

    Nevermind. We know the Taqiyya. We know that any act is permissible to a Muslim*, if it serves to protect the cult or to further the Jihad against the infidel.

    *to a Muslim male, I mean.

    I see you, servants of Satan. Your taqiyya is translucent.

  • Stuart

    Hey, remember the good old days when the muzzies only killed each other over some stupid cartoons?
    By the way, where is islamic rage boy? I haven’t seen his silly mug on the web in quite a while now. I do hope he is all right.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    is it a crime to burn the koran? if not, why have a trial?

    “the world should know that the US Administration is hostile to islam” he doesn’t live in the united states.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    The whole Koran is comprised of messages which, IN A SANE WORLD, would be condemned as illegal by every world body from NATO to the UN.

    They are messages from the Devil to the enemies of God on earth, so, naturally, the UN and NATO, not to mention every other supposed “amnesty” and “humanitarian” organization, IS JUST PEACHY with these messages. Naturally.

    Only Christ and Yahweh are verboten in the World.

    Everything they say they hate about Christian and Jewish religion? Islam does every single one of these things TIMES A THOUSAND, and invents new atrocities daily, which — if it were Christians or Jews doing them — the World would loudly condemn, and even take action against.

    Islam is NAZIS — only with the added idiotic and suicidal “protection and immunity from needed annihilation” granted by the status of “religion”.

    Religion. Which Leftists –and The World, biblically speaking — say they HATE. All the time!

    Yet, somehow, the lie that calls itself a religion known as Islam escapes the ire of The World.

    Because it’s a lie. The World only hates The Truth.

  • democraps suck

    oh boo freakin hoo you F’N mooslimes…what about your burning down christian churches…throwing acid in faces of christians…do not even go there….if we had a bad A$$ in office rather than a mooslum POS maybe we wouldn’t even be talking about this because we would have fought a war without 1 arm tied behind our backs and not appease your sorry breed….

  • Multitude

    Stop the misdirection. Iranian Clerics are guilty of sanctioning and supporting the pending execution of a Christian for the crime of… choosing Christianity.

    Don’t dare whine to us about burning some books that your own people defaced.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    The World doesn’t even like the idea (same as with Israel, no?) that the very CONCEPT of “truth” exists, and prefers to pretend that it doesn’t, as such.

    It all depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is, right?

    Bill Clinton epitomized and encapsulated perfectly the World’s mindset.

    With that one phrase.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #14 multitude

    (kudos for the many, MANY great comments you’ve posted, btw)

    Indeed. How many Christians have been murdered by Islam-sanctioned killings of non-muslims in, say, just the past year?

    The U.S., the U.N., NATO, the world’s supposed news-reporting press agencies, the investigative bodies of the world’s investigative and intelligence agencies….


    How about a list of Mullah-sanctioned honor-killings?

    In a sane world, these mullahs would all be AT THIS CENTURY’S “NUREMBURG TRIALS”.

    Satan owns this world, for the moment. The World is his domain. For the moment.

    Maranatha. Polycarp lives.

  • donh

    The whole reason we went over there is because of this dangerous fundamentalism that demands death to people who violate 7th century sharia law…and here we are apologizing to it. This mass violance demonstrates the problem is not a 1/10th of 1% fanatic minority extreme of a ” peaceful ” faith system.

  • Sparky

    Were Newt President, he would not let this Muslim sabre rattling get very far.

    But, when there is a teenager at the helm, the danger rises dramatically.

  • Campfollower

    They were not just writing messages in these holy materials, but plotting violence and mayhem in the prison.

    Not sure when our politicians are going to realize they don’t play fair. They store munitions in hospitals, conduct terror missions out of mosques, use children as human shields…

    I found myself for the first time ever agreeing with Geraldo today on FOX morning news….I see no reason any more for being over there. We got Osama, we got Sadam, we’ve killed many al qaeda, now let’s get out and leave it to the spec ops guys to pick off the remaining bad guys. My relative in Bagram says it’s all Syrians and Iranians outside the gates now, in Afghanistan for their jihad.

  • BlackBush

    Isn’t religion gran?