CAIR Seeks Probe of Qur’an Desecration

Washington, DC: CAIR is urging American Muslims and other people of conscience to contact the White House in support of a public investigation into reports that interrogators at the US detention center in Guantanamo Bay flushed a Qur’an down a toilet.
The allegation was first reported in the May 9 issue of Newsweek magazine. The magazine said: "Investigators probing interrogation abuses at the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay have confirmed some infractions alleged in internal FBI e-mails that surfaced late last year. Among the previously unreported cases, sources tell NEWSWEEK: interrogators, in an attempt to rattle suspects, flushed a Qur'an down a toilet and led a detainee around with a collar and dog leash." SEE: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7693014/site/newsweek/
In its statement, CAIR said:
"The allegations, if true, can only serve to fuel anti-American sentiment. Vague assurances of a military investigation are insufficient to keep this incident from being used to further harm relations with the Muslim world. We urge President Bush to initiate an open probe of the incident, make public its findings and punish those responsible."
CAIR recently launched a website designed to help end the use and instigation of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment (CID) by American personnel worldwide.
To learn more about CAIR's anti-torture campaign, go to: http://www.cair-net.org/antitorture/
ACTION REQUESTED: (As always, be POLITE and RESPECTFUL.)
Contact the White House:
President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
TEL: 202-456-1111
FAX: 202-456-2461
E-MAIL: president@whitehouse.gov, vice.president@whitehouse.gov
COPY TO: cair@cair-net.org


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