Some Quran abuse confirmed

by on May 27th, 2005

(CBS/AP) Investigators have confirmed five cases in which military personnel mishandled the Qurans of Muslim prisoners at Guantanamo Bay since 2002, but they have found no “credible evidence” that a holy book was flushed in a toilet.

The investigation also found 15 incidents in which detainees mishandled or inappropriately treated the Quran, including one case of a detainee ripping pages from his holy book, Brig. Gen. Jay W. Hood, the Guantanamo Bay prison commander who led the investigation, told reporters Thursday.

Meanwhile, Muslims from Dhaka to Jakarta rallied Friday to protest the alleged desecration of Islam’s holy book by burning U.S. flags and throwing tomatoes at a likeness of President Bush.

Etalkinghead Staff