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Christine
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012 9:24:49 AM
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My question is:

How could the soldiers know the books context when they can't read Arabic?

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2017606594_afghananalysis27.html
Karate Gal
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:47:01 AM
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Burning books is always a bad idea...
Nabi
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:30:41 AM
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I can't understand why would someone burn a book! its not even fun.
Karate Gal
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 4:30:06 AM
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Yes, and I associate burning books with the repression by dictatorial régimes, cf. under Hitler (or in Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451).
pedro
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 5:10:24 AM
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They could have asked a translator first.
Christine
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 8:46:06 AM
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pedro wrote:
They could have asked a translator first.


good point!
Epiphileon
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 1:09:41 PM

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Hold on a minute, sorry I can't look this up right now, only home for 15 minutes had to cover an extra mid-day run but, wasn't there something about these particular copies having been used for some kind of covert message transmission, or some such?
Blooper
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 7:28:10 PM
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Geeman wrote:
Christine wrote:
How did the Qurans end up being burned? Allegedly, detainees were writing secret messages in the books; viewed as a security matter, troops confiscated the books from the detainee library at the high-security.

I'm also curious, and I haven't been able to find a good answer. Burning books that are being used to pass messages doesn't really make a lot of sense, as those books would be intelligence assets, wouldn't they? Wouldn't you want to hand them over to the people who keep track of these guys?

I suspect the secret messages thing isn't true. It sounds like something a mid-level management PR person would come up with as a justification for some sort of intentional act that went public.
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