Desecration of the Qur'an is "Unpardonable," Says Musharraf

June 5, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

On June 5, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf condemned the reported desecration of the Koran by US interrogators at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, saying it was 'unpardonable.'

'Our government believes that the most terrible act has taken place,' Musharraf said on Saturday.

'Whoever has done it must be punished. The incident must be investigated, and those responsible should be taken to task,' he told reporters, during a two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates.

'It is unpardonable,' he added.

Pakistan's senate on Wednesday demanded an impartial international probe into the reported desecration, saying in a resolution adopted unanimously that 'this reprehensible act of the sacrilege has hurt the sentiments of Muslims the world over.'"