US apologizes to Afghans “offended” by leaflet showing dog carrying Taliban Flag

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. commander on Wednesday apologized for leaflets dropped in Afghanistan that were deemed offensive to Islam.

The leaflets dropped Monday night, which encouraged Afghans to cooperate with security forces, included an image of a dog carrying the Taliban flag, said Shah Wali Shahid, the deputy governor of Parwan province, north of Kabul. The flag has Islamic verses inscribed on it, and dogs are seen as unclean in much of the Muslim world.

“Local people are very upset with this incident, and they want the perpetrators brought to justice,” Shahid said, adding that demonstrations were expected across the province.

Next time deliver the leaflets via one of these.

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  • canminuteman

    Dogs are unclean? That’s rich coming from an afghan.

  • k1962

    So, I guess Afghans=Taliban.

  • tom_billesley

    Should have used a goat. They’d “follow the flag” then, at the double.

  • Dana Garcia

    Muslims are highly sensitive persons about everything except killing infidels.

  • Martin B

    Until we all stop apologizing for offending Mohammedans, we’re going to keep losing the war.

  • Alain

    THAT is NO commander! The lunacy continues even under Trump.

  • bob e

    I think they call this bomb a ‘daisy cutter’.

  • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy
  • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

    And by “brought to justice”, I am assuming they mean “beheaded” or “thrown off a building” or “shot”?

  • Barrington Minge

    Time to drop one of these on Kim Jong-Fatboy?

    • NoBamaYoMama

      Only one? You show great restraint!