We witnessed on numerous occasions US soldiers mishandling the Quran and also desecrating it. In Afghanistan, we witnessed US soldiers throwing the Quran in buckets that were used to urinate in, on purpose. In Guantanamo, the Quran was intentionally thrown on the floor, even after the soldiers were told not to do it, for the sole purpose of making the detainees angry and the soldiers knowing that they can get away with what they were doing. It was also stood upon, again thrown in the toilets, had obscene language written in them by the soldiers. I, myself mentioned this to the British delegate that used to come to visit us. He told me that he would mention it to whoever was in charge of the Camp but it seemed like nothing had happened because from the time we got there and just before we left we would hear of so many incidences where the Quran was mishandled purposely by the soldiers. There were also instances in which the interrogators would mishandle the Quran while interrogating detainees.
Shafiq Rasul, Asif Iqbal, Rhuhel Ahmed
16th May 2005