Sunday, May 18, 2008

U.S. soldier in Iraq uses Koran for target practice

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. military commanders have apologized to community leaders in Iraq after a U.S. soldier used a copy of the Koran for shooting practice, fearing an outburst of anger among U.S.-allied tribesmen.

Bloody protests have sometimes broken out across the Muslim world when the Islamic faith has been insulted. The swift apology by the U.S. commanders appeared aimed at avoiding similar violence in Iraq.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:03 AM

    The only thing the Quran is good for is to be riddled with bullets since it was invented by a false prophet. At least now THAT copy of the book is holey!