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Afghanistan
IED Disarmed In Mosque
2006-03-19
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Coalition forces disarmed an improvised explosive device discovered in a mosque in the Pachir Wa Agam District of Nangarhar Province on Friday. An Afghan disclosed the location of the IED to Afghan National Police officers who in turn notified Coalition forces. With permission from local religious leaders, explosive ordnance specialists entered the mosque and rendered the IED harmless.

“The emplacement of an IED in a mosque or any other public building, targeting innocent Afghan citizens, is a heinous act,” said Lt. Col. Paul Fitzpatrick, spokesman for the Coalition’s Combined Joint Task Force – 76. “That an Afghan citizen sought the help of police and Coalition forces clearly shows that the country is united and confident in its stand against extremists,” he said.
Posted by:Glenmore

#7  Kevin actually talks like someone who is "asquainted" with Houses of Prayer, but apparently hasn't actually USED one AS a House of Prayer. As an actual user of an actual House of Prayer, I know I would be royally pissed at having an IED planted in it, and would WELCOME periodic checks by men who were just as equally opposed. Heck, I'd consider them a "captive" audience and "kill" them with kindnesses: a box of cookies one day, a coffee the next. Being "nice to your enemies" is advice that Trolls, lefties, and Muzzies want Christians to practice TOWARDS THEM, but follow it THEMSELVES? To THEIR enemies? NEVER!
Posted by: Ptah   2006-03-19 20:37  

#6  If our troops want to see more co-operation between locals and Coalition forces, they should go to mosques to pray to God or when they are invited for reasons good to the locals.
Mosques are for prayer not terrain for random sweeps.


nice bullshit pablum, "Kevin". We do not place arms in mosques...muslims do. So much for sanctity of holy places. You're either a naive troll or an islamist provacatuer. Mosques should be entered and searched to the mortar by Iraqis. If they refuse, level the buildings.
Posted by: Frank G   2006-03-19 19:12  

#5  If our troops want to see more co-operation between locals and Coalition forces, they should go to mosques to pray to God or when they are invited for reasons good to the locals.
Mosques are for prayer not terrain for random sweeps.
Posted by: Kevin   2006-03-19 17:45  

#4  Maybe we should start sweeping through mosques irregularly just in case there are any IEDs emplaced there.
Posted by: Slolush Elminerong1269   2006-03-19 16:40  

#3  "The emplacement of an IED in a mosque or any other public building, targeting innocent Afghan citizens, is a heinous act..."

it is also SOP
Posted by: mhw   2006-03-19 16:04  

#2  Dittos, TW.
Posted by: Griper Phulet7709   2006-03-19 11:55  

#1  Excellent. A local informed the Afghan Police who asked for Coalition support. Well done! More of this. It's good news.
Posted by: Thinemp Whimble2412   2006-03-19 10:45  

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