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In America the investigation into the ‘Koran flushing’ incident – reports of which led to the death of 16 people in Afghanistan – is being discussed here.

Giving preliminary findings of a 12-day-old military inquiry into treatment of the Koran at Guantanamo, Hood said investigators turned up 13 allegations of mishandling the Koran, with five confirmed cases of “what could be broadly defined as mishandling of a Koran.”

Four of the five cases took place before written guidelines were issued in January 2003 on handling the Koran at Guantanamo, Hood said.

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“I’d like you to know that we have found no credible evidence that a member of the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay ever flushed a Koran down a toilet.”

Meanwhile back in the UK Leicester NHS Trust are having trouble with another religious tract.

Hospital bosses may remove Bibles from the bedsides of patients amid concerns over offending non-Christians and spreading the superbug, MRSA.

“They also say it’s discriminating against people of other faiths. It’s outrageous, political correctness gone mad.” said a spokesman for the Gideons.

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