WASHINGTON — Critics are again advancing a suggestion that the White House is the source of national security leaks currently being probed by the Justice Department, in the wake of a shocking report released last Friday which details for military personnel the accepted method to be used when burning the Koran.
Congressional Republicans signaled they had exhausted all other means to extract sought-after documents from the DOJ and are demanding Attorney General Eric Holder appoint a special prosecutor. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee pressed forward, seeking a detailed explanation from the White House, and a letter from President Obama himself, before considering a change in course.
The New York Times confirms West Wing sources, indicating the updated policy directive did, in fact, originate from the White House — in response to the accidental burning of more than 1,600 damaged books and Islamic texts in February, including 48 copies of the Koran.
Afghan-American interpreters had discovered inmates at the Parwan Detention Facility using books to exchange enemy propaganda and removed all effected texts from the library due to the inscriptions. US armed forces mistakenly sent them to an incinerator, local trash collectors at the base notified a commander in the Afghan National Army and international condemnation followed.
It’s military practice to remove all books, including Korans, containing extremist content or messages on their pages and dispose of them in an approved manner. Islamic law maintains the burning of a Koran is not usually permitted, except as a last resort, and that burial or sinking in water is preferable.
Only a single Koran may be placed inside each pyramid and one cremation per day, under strict NATO supervision. The paper-wrapped Koran is to be rested on a soft bed of local cotton, housed inside a chamber within the pyramid’s center core. The Koran and the Torah must never touch.
Pyramids may exceed 161 books, for religious holidays, providing the 3:1 Bible/Torah ratio is adhered to at all times.
The pyramid shape and fueled high temperature is designed to create an upward vortex, a tornado of fire, which will more rapidly usher the spirit of the Koran on its ascent to Heaven.
The Koran may be wrapped in parchment as a substitute for paper. Original copies of the US Constitution may not be used for this purpose however hand-reproductions created by White House calligraphers will be made available, with specific focus on the Second Amendment. To provide a faster burn, each Torah is slathered with pork fat.
The Pentagon has investigated whether “The Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow and her team of filmmakers had improper access to classified material during their research for the film “Zero Dark Thirty,” about the hunt for Bin Laden. The film was to open in theaters this October, just before the presidential election, but Sony has pushed the release date to December.
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