Sunday, May 18, 2008

Un-Holy War Chronicles - US sniper in Iraq used Koran for larget practice, writes offensive graffiti

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From BBC
"An American sniper has been sent home from Iraq for using a copy of the Koran for target practice at a shooting range near Baghdad, the US military says."

He was unnamed, but was reportedly a staff sergeant in a sniper section.

US military spokesman Colonel Bill Buckner said the incident was "both serious and deeply troubling", but stressed it was an "isolated incident and a result of one soldier's actions".

[And then there's this 'isolated incident']

[And this soldier... also 'isolated']

...and a group of soldiers did this "isolated act":

Talafar Girl

The US army's commander in Baghdad, Major-General Jeffery Hammond, made a personal apology to local Sunni Arab leaders in Radwaniya, CNN reported.

On arrival, he was met by hundreds of protesting tribesmen.

The military presented the elders with a new copy of the Koran.

(Wasn't that... special...)

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