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OhTheIrony June 11th, 2014 7:17pm

Hector is a soldier that is currently deployed in Afghanistan. He knows that Muslims are forbidden to desecrate their Holy book, the Q'uran. He decides to put a Q'uran in every military vehicle to try and prevent American casualties. Do you approve?

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Isfine
06/12/14 5:34 pm

This would be disrespectful and counter productive. This is something the terrorists would do, not the Americans.

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Lacrosse55 Rochester
06/12/14 4:43 pm

This is genius.

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truenuff
06/12/14 8:41 am

Sure as long as he continues to actively defend our nation.

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missmorganmarie ...
06/12/14 8:14 am

sure but how do the suicide bombers know it's in there?

truenuff
06/12/14 8:42 am

We could design our vehicles to resemble giant Qurans.

Torfin Never Behind
06/12/14 2:26 am

It would end up as toilet paper. I am pretty sure that would upset them more.

jestana My Minds Eye
06/11/14 11:28 pm

Interesting idea. Let's paper them outside the vehicles and put them all over the soldiers. Or let's make bullets out of pig skin. IMO religious sacred traditions are not going to work as deterrents.

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globalwarmer North Carolina
06/12/14 5:33 pm

the last time I was over there I packed how points with pork.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/11/14 7:37 pm

Worth a try, as long as he isn't desecrating their book just to be a giant Richard.

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jchristianreed South Carolina
06/11/14 5:33 pm

Is there any religion that DOESN'T cherish their Holy Book!? Christians, Jews, Mormons, anyone!!??

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TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
06/11/14 5:07 pm

So ...counter their hate for us by showing contempt for their religious documents? I don't think that's a powerful long-term strategy.

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jchristianreed South Carolina
06/11/14 5:29 pm

You're missing his point. By attacking the vehicle, THEY would be doing the desecrating.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/11/14 8:25 pm

I agree with MadScientist.

Our first and foremost concern should be getting all of our troops out of there. Putting Q'urans in every vehicle isn't going to stop them from hating us, it's just going to aggravate them further.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/11/14 8:30 pm

Just flip the situation to get an idea of how distasteful it actually is.

Would you want to be desecrating the Bible everytime you killed a Muslim insurgent? Is that an ethical war tactic, to use one's religion against them?

TerryQuinn Stardust
06/11/14 9:58 pm

I also agree with MadScientist. It seems like a great strategy at first, but it's not who we want to be. How would a Christian feel to see Muslim terrorists using statues of Mary and Jesus as shields?

TerryQuinn Stardust
06/11/14 9:58 pm

I also agree with MadScientist. It seems like a great strategy at first, but it's not who we want to be. How would a Christian feel to see Muslim terrorists using statues of Mary and Jesus as shields?

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
06/11/14 4:28 pm

If their hokey religion will stop them from killing people...

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commonsense America isnt racist
06/11/14 3:15 pm

Radical Muslims do not follow some laws in the Koran. I'm sure they won't follow that one. Like you are not allowed to call for a "jihad" unless you are certain you can win. Or no innocents are to be harmed in a holy war.
(Or so I've heard)

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peacechik approaching.infinity
06/11/14 3:06 pm

It seems like a good idea. I'm assuming the bombers are informed that the quarans are in there?

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Shazam Scaramouche, OH
06/11/14 2:08 pm

That's awesome. I wouldn't put it IN the truck though. I'd put it in a little glass box on the roof of each which a big neon arrow sign pointing at it that blinked "QURAN HERE!!!!" non-stop in changing colors.

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Maj Worth Economist
06/11/14 1:36 pm

I'd try it. Better yet, let's hire some Arabic calligraphers and paint passages from the Qur'an in camo calligraphy on the sides of military vans.

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veritas1 Panda
06/11/14 1:12 pm

Yes. But it takes some serious reinterpretation of Islam to justify war crimes and terrorism. I don't see why the Quran would stand in their way if hasn't in the past.

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Mattwall1
06/11/14 2:55 pm

Say it doesn't stop them. Couldn't that be turned into a propaganda coup?

Rosebud Ohio
06/11/14 1:11 pm

Personally, that's a great idea.

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Mattwall1
06/11/14 1:00 pm

Hmmm, unconventional, but that's not inherently a bad thing.

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soupyquinn Jr. nuke tester
06/11/14 12:36 pm

We should replace body armor with Qurans and duct tape.

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OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/11/14 12:39 pm

Then the Muslims will start wearing bibles for armor. No one would be able to kill anyone.

Holy shit you just solved all our problems.

TomM
06/11/14 12:51 pm

That's unless there are any atheists, they would be double motivated to shoot.

soupyquinn Jr. nuke tester
06/11/14 12:52 pm

The atheist revolution has arrived!

Vincere Seattle
06/11/14 12:33 pm

Can't hurt. Even if it just makes him feel safer, that's something. Though my tax dollars better not being going towards the purchase of hundreds of Qur'ans.

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fredd TrumpLand
06/11/14 12:23 pm

Don't care. It wouldn't work anyway. Thats the great thing abut religion, people use it to claim absolute authority on something while creatively reinterpreting it to mean what they want.

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fredd TrumpLand
06/11/14 12:23 pm

In this case they would probably declare the Quran's desecrated already and decide it is their holy duty to incinerate the desecrated books. Or some such similar nonsense.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/11/14 12:28 pm

Alas, such is human nature.

TomM
06/11/14 1:10 pm

It could make that Quran a martyr and send it to Quran heaven.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/11/14 1:25 pm

To be surrounded by 72 virgin paperbacks...

dawl adulting
06/11/14 4:14 pm

Lmao EW

goodpeople Birmingham, AL
06/11/14 12:21 pm

I don't see how they would know unless he taped it to the window or something, but that is a really good idea.

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TomM
06/11/14 12:53 pm

Post videos online. The Taliban seem quite familiar with online videos.