Modern, moderate, Turkey: Muslim protesters burn flag, demand expulsion of U.S. troops from Turkey over rumor of Qur’an desecration
Thought this kind of thing only happened in strongholds of Islamic supremacist fury such as Pakistan and Afghanistan? Think again. Anyway, as for the expulsion of U.S. troops from Turkey, sounds like a great idea to me.
“Turkish protesters condemn US forces over mosque attack,” from Islamic Invitation Turkey, January 13 (thanks to Joshua):
People have taken to the streets in southern Turkey to condemn US forces based in the country over reports that the soldiers desecrated Islam.
The protest was held on Saturday in the province of Adana, home to the Incirlik Air Base, where US troops are stationed.
The demonstrators demanded that the culprits be identified and punished. They also called for the expulsion of the US troops from Turkey.
The rally came after reports that a group of drunk US soldiers broke the windows of a mosque and destroyed copies of the Qur”an on New Year”s Eve.
Yeah, that’s about as likely to have happened as a visit from Santa Claus to the same mosque.
The Adana Governor”s office is said to have launched an investigation into the allegations.
The Turkish military denies the sacrilegious move was committed by US troops.