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Obama Apologizes to Hamid Karzai for Quran Burning

The State Department aims to find out who is responsible for the Quran burning and hold them accountable.

President Obama publicly apologized to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday for the Quran burning. 

Protests erupt throughout Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of CNN)
Protests erupt throughout Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of CNN)

NATO troops mistakengly burned the Quran at a U.S. military base in Bagram Air Field's Disposal Burning Pit.

The burning of the Muslim Holy Book has sparked violent Afghan protests for the past three days.

One Afghan soldier gunned down two American troops and at least five protesters were killed.

The State Department announced another official apology. They reasserted that there is a continuing investigation underway to find the U.S. soldier responsible for the Quran burning.

Al-Marayati confirmed that the U.S. Department of Defense will attend a mosque in Virginia on Friday to express their apology to the Muslim community.

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COMMENTS

"Hold them accountable?" Isn't this the epitome of free speech? They didn't accidentally burn a PERSON. (Though Afghanistan would be cheering that.)

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