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

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    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..

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  • 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.

    WTH

  • 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….

    NONE OF THEM CAN DIG UP THE STATS?

    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?

  • BlackBush

    Isn’t religion grand

  • Skandia Recluse

    “This war is lost”.

    Where, oh where, is Walter Cronkite at a time when the nation so desperately needs a voice of reason.

    Where is Harry Reid at a time when the President so desperately needs a reasonable adviser.

    Where is Code Pink, Cindy Sheehan? Since Obama has already announced a surrender date why are we waiting? Every death between now and then is wasted life, blood on the hands of the President.

  • Joanne

    Well if America hates Islam so much, then why don’t all the muslims in the U.S. leave and go back to all those countries practicing Sharia Law. Pretty please.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    All I know is Hitler’s in hell, kicking himself for not thinking forward.

    The “Religion Immunity” would have kept The World from annihilating Naziism.

    Then again, maybe, just maybe, the world in that period was still largely in God’s hands.

    The Christian world still had the capacity and the will to identify and destroy evil.

    NO LONGER.

  • bg

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    “Defamation of Islam”

    Offended Muslim chokes atheist, and then …

    “I’m committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they
    can fulfill Zakat [.] it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding
    Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit”

    ~ President Barry Dunham, Barry Soetoro, Barack Hussein Obama

    ==

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Hitler is kicking himself for not coining the term “Nazophobia”.

  • lizzy84
  • JOSCEFI

    Moslem sensibilities have been deeply offended, again!

    Heads will roll….

    Somehow, the impending beheadings just aren’t as offensive to those same tender Moslem sensibilities.

    In a sane world….

  • Rhinestone Suderman

    Doesn’t all this make just want to send our troops, and money, to Syria, to help out those poor, oppressed, Syrian civilians?

    We’ll be just as successful with them as we were with the Afghans.

    “THIS TIME FOR SHHUUUUUREEE!” (As Bullwinkle the Moose would say.) Arab spring, anybody?

    /sarc.

  • Fuquay Steve

    One American feels it should have been deliberate.

  • bg

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    Skandia Recluse #22 February 24, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    i sincerely hope your post was in jest..

    Many people died and millions more have greatly suffered simply
    because the whole story was never told. And because what was
    portrayed in media reporting was demonstrably not, to use the
    famous Cronkite phrase, “the way it is.”

    missing link....

    ==

  • Fuquay Steve

    Can’t we get an N in that acrynom (sp) – OINC is so much more appropriate than OIC.

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  • hermie

    If the texts were so sacred why was there no comdemnation of those prisoners who wrote on the ‘holy word’ and ‘defiled’ the Koran?

  • Economan

    Burning a book is nothing compared to the murderous rampages and buring of Christian Churches. Obama doesn’t give a rat’s ass about it, and niether do Islamists who are the ones provoking these mindless acts of violence.

    Obama can apologize to the devil all he wants to but that won’t stop him from his war against anything truly Holy. Obama should be apologizing to the true God who is deeply offended by the countless acts of corruption, thefts, abortion and infanticide Obama has championed. These are things Obama is NOT sorry for and things for which he will pay after he dies.

  • bg
  • No Man

    Put Obama on trial and behead him!

  • No Man

    Reason 69,869,369 why they hate us . . .

  • donh

    The reason you burn a koran is to draw these fanatics out of their homes …then you know which people to follow home, put on a no fly list, and deny passports.

  • Truth teller

    Obama apologizes for someone “burning” a Koran, yet he disregards the wishes of an entire faith (Catholocism) with his “laws”.

    Why we put up with this corruption is a mystery.

  • bg

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    re: #25 February 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm bg

    re: “Defamation of Islam”

    I – S – L – A – M – O – P – H – O – B – I – A

    February 23, 2012

    CAIR and the New York Times stifle free speech (Video)

    [Anatomy of a Smear, details the distortions of the smear campaign
    waged by CAIR and the New York Times against the documentary
    and its creators.

    CAIR is a supposed civil rights organization. When groups cloak
    themselves under the banner of civil rights, they often are afforded more
    credibility than they deserve. They are given a cachet of immunity. When
    the New York Times supports you, you get star power.

    The fact that the documentary is critical of CAIR may have something to do with the smear campaign too. The New York Times is a major media supporter of CAIR.

    CAIR and other like minded organizations suppress free speech by using
    their right to free speech to spread distortions and misinformation about
    extremism. CAIR is not alone in this. There are myriad groups who do
    the same thing- pro-life, pro-choice, environmental, religious, cultural,
    ethnic, and racial.

    Washington Times contributor Frank Gaffney made the best statement
    regarding CAIR- they seek to “suppress information that “offends
    Muslims” or otherwise puts them, their agenda or their behavior in a
    negative light – no matter how accurately”.

    CAIR has been strangely silent on the violent religious persecution of
    Christians in Muslim countries. Muslims are committing this persecution
    with government backing or willful blindness.

    CAIR is also silent on Anti-Semitism practiced by Muslim countries while
    promoting their own theory of Islamophobia. They are critical of the
    special relationship between America and Israel, blaming it for many of
    the problems and so-called misunderstandings between Muslims and
    America.

    The New York Times is the worst offender in this particular incident.
    They, like CAIR, are hiding behind the First Amendment to stifle free
    speech, expression, and open public dialogue and debate. They are
    taking sides instead of being objective and balanced.

    The NYT used to be the nation’s paper of record. Now, it resembles
    a sad propaganda sheet giving McCarthyism a good name.]

    ==

  • aprilnovember811

    Zero the Islamic infiltrator in the White House and that stupid General who embarrassed himself and the country by going on a video and apologizing showed the world extreme weakness. Two losers that poured fuel on a fire. When we actually have a legitimate American President, this General needs to be removed. He’s made a total ass of himself.

  • Truth teller

    Ah…makes one long for the days of the Crusades…

  • bg

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    re: #44 February 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm bg

    bit more re: CAIR & Ground Zero Mosque

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  • American Freedom Fighter

    I find the burning of Koran’s extremely offensive unless you are using them to start a fire so you can fry bacon.

  • bg

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    re: #25 February 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm bg

    February 24, 2012

    The Sharia Court of Pennsylvania

    [A state judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed an assault and harrassment case against a Muslim defendant who admitted attacking the victim. Magistrate Judge Mark Martin, a veteran of the war in Iraq and a convert to Islam, ruled that Talag Elbayomy’s sharia defense — what he claimed was his obligation to strike out against any insult against the prophet Mohammed — trumped the First Amendment free speech rights of the victim.

    Yes, you read that correctly.]

    so, pray tell me again, what are they
    doing in ISLAMIC countries?? /gah!!/

    scroll for a bit more of much more here, or
    not, your choice, well, for now anyways..

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  • twolaneflash

    I read that a Mohammed-approved method of koran disposal is in running water. Doesn’t that make urinals, toilets, and sewers an excellent option? What? Afghanistan doesn’t have urinals, toilets, or sewers? Burn ’em boys!

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  • WillofLa

    And Ayatollah WillofLa stated, “I ANNOUNCE WITH A LOUD VOICE, THE WORLD SHOULD KNOW THAT THE MUSLIM PEOPLE OF ISLAM ARE HOSTILE TO THE U.S.; MUSLIMS INSULT US WITH ALL THIS FALSE ALARM ABOUT THESE KORAN’S BEING BURNED, AND IT IS A MISTAKE!

    And as Obama humiliates us and humiliates us in front of our enemies by apologizing and apologizing about something that is no less what they have done around the Middle East against Christian’s and probably buring thousands of Holy Bible’s in all the Christian churches they have destroyed for years, we don’t hear any apologes coming from any Muslim do we. I want Obama prosecuted for doing what he has done to this nation. We don’t apologize to anyone for anything, let alone bow to anyone or any flag of any nation. Do you think we ought to apologize to the German’s and the Japanese for all of the members of the surviving families left behind after the war? Do you think we should do that for Iraqi’s and Afghani’s?

    Death to Islam!!