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Rules For Handling The Koran

This Washington Post piece has a run-down of the rules at Gitmo: “The Pentagon memo, among other directives, barred military police from touching the Koran. If a copy of the book was to be moved from a cell, the memo said, it must be placed on a `clean, dry detainee towel’ and then wrapped without turning it over at any time. Muslim chaplains must then ensure that it is not placed in any offensive area while transported.”


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