Burning the white house will relieve the wound
Burning the White House Will Make up for Burnig the Koran by Barry Sommer
The Muslim world should not accept an apology issued by U.S. President Barack Obama over the burning of Korans in an American base in Afghanistan, a top Iranian military commander said on Saturday, adding that nothing short of “burning the White House can relieve the wound of us.”
Obama’s Thursday apology in a letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai sought to quell spiraling furor among Afghans, who have been protesting the act for five straight days, after Afghan workers found charred copies of the Muslim holy book on a military base near Kabul.
According to White House spokesperson Jay Carney, while the apology was “wholly appropriate given the sensitivities” about treatment of the Koran, he said Obama’s primary concern was “the safety of American men and women in Afghanistan, of our military and civilian personnel there.
Responding to Obama’s apology on Saturday, the commander of Iran’s Basij force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqd claimed that the holy book was burned by U.S. forces over the heavy slap it has been given by Islam, urging Muslims worldwide to reject the American apology.
“Their apology can be accepted only by hanging their commanders; hanging their commanders means an apology,” he was quoted by the semi-official Fars news agency as saying.
17 U.S.C. §512 compliant with Islam Today Oregon
Barry Sommer is a native of Los Angeles who moved to Oregon in 1994 after the great quake in California.
He now concentrates on writing, lecturing, teaching and research on Islam, the Middle East, Israel and Islamic countries.
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