2005 Public Statement

Kingdom calls for prompt investigation into reports of desecration of the Holy Qu'ran at Guantanamo Bay

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement today saying that the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is following with great concern and apprehension reports that the sanctity of the Holy Qu'ran has been violated on several occasions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The Kingdom urges the concerned United States authorities to launch a prompt investigation into these allegations.  If these allegations proved true, it would be necessary to hold those responsible accountable for their actions and deter any repetition of such actions which are offensive to the Muslim community worldwide.