Wednesday, February 29, 2012

NATO Promises "Open Trial" for "Perpetrators of the Crime," Karzai Says

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai has announced that NATO has promised that those "responsible" for the accidental burning of four of the korans used by prisoners to send secret communications will be "brought to justice" in open court. 
NATO officials promised to meet Afghan nation’s demand of bringing to justice, through an open trial, those responsible for the incident and it was agreed that the perpetrators of the crime be brought to justice as soon as possible. (courtesy Jihad Watch)
Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch has a question or two about such a promise, including "Has the conquest of a great nation ever been this easy?"

Why, Spencer wonders, has the United States Government "eagerly embraced Islamic law (Sharia) regarding the treatment of the Qur’an, and assured the Afghans that it will be enforced"? How far is Obama willing to go in his embrace of Sharia law? For example, "Will Obama behead the Qur’an-Burners?"
In his apology letter to Karzai, Obama said that the Qur’an-burning was “inadvertent,” but that nevertheless “we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, including holding accountable those responsible.”
If it was “inadvertent,” why does Obama intend to hold them accountable? Accidents will happen. If he is going to adopt Sharia to the extent that he thinks that anyone should be held accountable for this at all, is he going to adopt Sharia punishments for this “crime” as well? Will he have the U.S. soldiers whom he finds to be responsible for the Qur’an-burning beheaded?  (Read the rest.)
Or will they and their families merely be thrown to the jihadist wolves, to be hunted down at leisure?

Where will this great nation's kow-towing end?

As Spencer points out:
Every day this past week has brought fresh reports of more people murdered in Afghanistan over the burning of some copies of the Qur’an at Bagram Airfield. In response, every day new apologies come from American officials. Barack Obama, Leon Panetta, the commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan, General John Allen, and others have all issued abject apologies to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the “noble people of Afghanistan,” and everyone else in sight.
Even the most minor of officials are getting into the act: Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asia and Pacific security affairs, scraping the bottom of the barrel for a suitable object for his abject submission, apologized to Muslims in the Washington, D.C. area.

Doesn't it make you wonder how many American jurists eager to allow foreign law to influence U.S. court decisions are would be more than happy to adopt Sharia law?

By the way, there is no word yet on any justice being sought in the case of the many Muslims responsible for the presence of thousands of pages of korans found in an open sewer in Lahore, Pakistan. (See video at Maggie's Notebook)



  1. Muslims are intolerant hypocrites just like liberals.

    Obama is a Muslim appeasing president. It is ridiculous for anyone to be punished over this accident.

  2. @Teresa -- It breaks my heart that our soldiers have to put up with this.