Skip navigation
Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Politics

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.

RELATED ARTICLES:

U.S. Citizen Dies in Kabul Embassy Shooting

Veterans Look for Jobs

Neon Tommy: Afghanistan Still Seething Over Jones' Koran Burning, Two More Dead

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.)

Leave a comment
Name:
E-mail:*
URL:
Comments:*

USC Graduate Student Found Dead in Apartment


By Kate Flexter
07/24/14 | 1:41 p.m. PDT

A 24-year-old Chinese USC engineering graduate student was found dead on Thursday at an apartment in the University Park area...

Pac-12 Media Day Sitdown with Head Coach Steve Sarkisian


By Matthew Tufts and Alyssa Nakamoto
07/23/14 | 7:13 p.m. PDT

USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian talks about coming to USC, the training and development of his players, and the...

Pac-12 Media Day Exclusive: Leonard Williams

Pac-12 Media Day Sitdown with Cody Kessler

Real Life Superhero Works to Keep Kids Safe

NCAA Tournament: USC Press Conference

We detected that you might be on a mobile device such as an iPad or iPhone. Sorry, at this time the video box is only visible on desktop computers.
MOST POPULAR

USC Graduate Student Found Dead in Apartment


By Kate Flexter
07/24/14 | 1:41 p.m. PDT

A 24-year-old Chinese USC engineering graduate student was found dead on Thursday at an apartment in the University Park area...

Pac-12 Media Day Sitdown with Head Coach Steve Sarkisian


By Matthew Tufts and Alyssa Nakamoto
07/23/14 | 7:13 p.m. PDT

USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian talks about coming to USC, the training and development of his players, and the...