Obama Official Visits Virginia Mosque to Apologize for Koran Burning
It’s an Obama world…
This radical administration doesn’t think twice about attacking and smearing the Catholic Church in America but made a special trip to a Virginia mosque this weekend to apologize for korans that were destroyed after they were defiled by Muslim extremists in an Afghan jail.
Dr. Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of the defense for Asia and Pacific security affairs, speaks to Washington-area Muslims at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), as Imam Mohamed Magid, Executive Director of ADAMS, center and ADAMS board member Rizwan Jaka, left, listen Feb. 24, 2012, in Sterling, Va. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
My FOX New York reported:
A Defense Department official visited a Virginia mosque Friday to reiterate the White House’s apologies for the burning of Korans at a US military base in Afghanistan, pledging that those responsible will be held “appropriately accountable.”
Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, attended services at the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Va., and told the congregation he was there to express his “sincere regret” on behalf of the Department of Defense for the incident.
On Monday, coalition forces at Bagram Air Field brought a truckload of Islamic holy books from a detention facility to an incinerator after the detainees allegedly used the texts to pass secrets and what were described as “extremist” messages to one another.
Afghans stepped in to rescue the books, though some were already burned. The incident, viewed as an affront to Muslims, sparked widespread protests, resulting in the deaths of 24 people in four days of violence. Two US troops were shot and killed by an Afghan soldier at a base in Nangarhar Province Thursday.
Lavoy said Friday that the holy books were burned “unknowingly and improperly” and that the military “neglected, out of ignorance, long-established, correct procedures for handling religious materials.”
“I know that apologies are never enough and do not erase this incident,” he said, adding, “We will hold people appropriately accountable.”