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Suspected White House leak reveals new US policy detailing “how to properly burn the Koran”

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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.

Earlier this year in Afghanistan, a series of violent protests erupted in response to the unintentional burning of Islamic religious material by US soldiers from Bagram Air Base. Riots intensified after a presidential apology and four Americans were killed. In total, 41 known deaths and 270 injuries dealt a critical blow to US relations in the region.

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.


While independent reports claim the Koran burnings were intentional, press secretary Jay Carney maintains the incident was inadvertent, “deeply unfortunate” and in no way reflecting the respect the US military holds for Afghan religious practices. He said the administration has been following the matter closely.

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.

New US policy demands that any Koran set for disposal be handled with rubber gloves and wrapped with paper that is non-recycled, to ensure the protective shroud does not include former pages of the Muslim holy book. On a clean concrete slab, a pyramid is constructed using a minimum of 120 Bibles and 40 copies of the Torah, which have been soaked in kerosene for up to 72 hours.

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.

Recent White House leaks have exposed significant details of cyberattacks on Iran, a double-agent in Yemen, the drone war against al-Qaeda, plus the Osama bin Laden raid and its aftermath. Each case, many suggest, paint President Obama in a positive light. The effect that new rules for Koran burning will have with the Muslim community inside Afghanistan and Pakistan is not yet known.

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 filmZero 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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