Syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock (thanks to Mackie) notes the hypocrisy of the ongoing Qur’an-abuse controversies:
Associated Press reports, among others, document how militant Islamists treat Shiite shrines with all the deference the SS showed synagogues in the 1940s.
“¢ June 1, 2005: A suicide bomber blasted the funeral of Mullah Abdul Fayaz, a moderate cleric, at his eponymous mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He killed Kabul’s police chief and 20 others, while wounding 50.
“¢ Jan. 20, 2005: A suicide bomber exploded inside the Ghocha Park Mosque in Sheberghan, injuring 21.
“¢ June 30, 2003: An earlier bombing at Fayaz’s mosque injured 16.
To date, colleagues of the Gitmo Boys have killed 21 and wounded 89 in Afghan mosque bombings.
Iraq’s picture is even bloodier. Examples:
“¢ May 23, 2005: A car bomb at a Baghdad mosque killed two and wounded 22, including 11 children.
“¢ March 10, 2005: A suicide bomber detonated himself during a funeral at a Mosul mosque, murdering 47 people and injuring at least 101.
“¢ Feb. 18, 2005: On Ashoura, Shiites’ holiest day, homicide bombers attacked two Baghdad mosques, killing 25 and injuring 30.
“¢ Feb. 18, 2005: A car bomb killed eight and hurt 10 at an Iskandariyah mosque.
“¢ Aug. 26, 2004: Mortar shells pummeled a Najaf mosque, killing 27 and injuring 63.
“¢ March 2, 2004: Homicide bombers, mortars and hidden explosives at mosques in Baghdad and Karbala killed 181 and wounded 573 Ashoura worshippers.
“¢ Aug. 29, 2003: A car bomb outside a Najaf mosque killed 85 and injured 140.
Add the 386 killed and 970 injured in Iraq to the Afghan figures above: The terrorist pals of Guantanamo’s al-Qaida and Taliban residents have butchered 407 Muslims and injured 1,059 more in these mosque attacks.
After crying for these murdered and maimed Muslims, weep for the Qurans destroyed. At worst, a May 27 Pentagon probe revealed, U.S. personnel at Guantanamo mistreated Qurans on 13 occasions, only five deliberately, notwithstanding requirements that soldiers “handle the Quran as if it were a fragile piece of delicate art.”
In one “atrocity,” a Quran was stacked atop another Quran on a TV set. Interrogators twice “either touched or stood over” the Quran during questioning. Most regrettably, a soldier relieved himself outdoors last March 25. The breeze shifted towards a cellblock, and an adjacent air duct splattered his urine onto a detainee’s nearby Quran and uniform. The soldier was reprimanded and reassigned to gate-guard duty.
Compare this to the Islamofascist explosions that reduce Allah’s words to ashes.