Afghan clergy demand apology for Guantanamo Koran abuse

[JURIST] The Ulamas Council, the conference of Islamic clergy in Afghanistan, passed a resolution on Tuesday demanding an apology from the US for incidents of abuse of the Koran at Guantanamo. While the Newsweek story that initially sparked deadly rioting in that country and outrage elsewhere in the Muslim world was later retracted [JURIST report], the Pentagon has confirmed that incidents involving "mishandling" of the Koran did occur [JURIST report]. US military officials have said that no court martials [JURIST report] are likely to result from the abuses, but the clerics want perpetrators to be handed over to a Muslim country for trial. AP has more.



 

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