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Muslim Groups Furious

Over Footage of Marines

Urinating on Corpses

1/12/2012 6:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Muslim organizations across the United States tell TMZ they are outraged by the disturbing footage which appears to show Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters.

"We are appalled by the video" ... a rep for the Muslim Public Affair Council tells us ... adding, "We ask Secretary of Defense Leon Penetta to reprimand these soldiers. These soldiers don’t stand for what our nation and our army and armed forces fight for on a daily basis."

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) had a similar opinion -- saying, "We condemn this apparent desecration of the dead as a violation of our nation’s military regulations and of international laws of war prohibiting such disgusting and immoral actions."

CAIR adds, "If verified as authentic, the video shows behavior that is totally unbecoming of American military personnel and that could ultimately endanger other soldiers and civilians."

TMZ broke the story ... the U.S. Marine Corps is conducting an investigation into the footage to find out when the video was shot, where it was shot and if the men are indeed U.S. Marines.

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46.

Trapper    

I guess the Muslims forgot how they treated the contractors in Fallujah. After death didnt they drag their bodies around and hang them from a bridge! But I guess if they do it it is OK.

833 days ago
47.

RobBrown729    

WTF!!!!!!!!!!Unacceptable behavior! Even in war time there has to be some kind of human decorum . Those soldiers should be prosecuted to the letter of military law . What an embarrassment to out country.

833 days ago
48.

cindy    

Semper Fi but the jerk who put that on you tube to get his friends in trouble should be beaten with soap in a sock. Piss on all the Taliban Muslims. Muslims complain about everything in this country. Don't like it here? Go back to where you came from.

833 days ago
49.

carpetMuncher    

Sherman said it "War is All Hell" They need to be punished alright for being so stupid as to video tape it. Unless they wanted to get out of the Marines which in that case they are very smart. For the record I have seen much worse out of the Marines as in 1/9 in Vietnam now that was how to desecrate a corpse.

833 days ago
50.

Hanging to da lef    

Why doesn't the MPAC publicly denounce all the atrocities being comitted by thier muslim brothers throughout the world, HYPOCRITES

833 days ago
51.

RobBrown729    

there aren't even pic's of the nazis urinating on the jews. This is just bad. The Fact that they are dead should be enough. No need to desecrate the bodies for their amusement. Think about it people. If it were photos of the Taliban pissing on our dead soldiers we would be freaking out too

833 days ago
52.

BB not bb    

I'll admit that this isn't a very rescpectrul or classy thing to do, but they did kill the people first, isn't that the worst part?

833 days ago
53.

Dmac    

Who cares what the muslims think!!! I'm pissed off over the

833 days ago
54.

CC    

If true this more or less confirms these Muslims align themselves with groups like the Taliban. The Taliban who do not represent any country and are simply a group of criminals banded together to subjugate people under the guise of religious righteousness. As far as I'm concerned there is no behavior innapropriate for these creatures and they aren't worth the cost of the bullet used to rid this world of their sorry @sses. If there is any reprimand for our troops it should go something like "please don't do this again - at least while being filmed". End of story.....

833 days ago
55.

deborah mcdermott    

i think these soldiers did nothing wrong. what is wrong with this country? these dead men were from the taliban and they are killing our brave american soldiers. should we bury their bodies in gold. why does this country always kiss our enemies on the backside, it is almost like we are saying thank-you for killing us we respect you. what a joke!!!

833 days ago
56.

moe l.    

Who cares what the muslimes think. When they stop murdering people, we'll stop pissing on their corpses.

833 days ago
57.

all about the money    

I don't know really. If you watch the "Graphic" (LOL) video its roughly 38 seconds. You see the marines standing over the bodies and their hands are in position like they are urinating. However, you do not see any exposure, nor can you see any streams, splashes, wet clothing on the bodies. It may have been an act which is very much in poor taste but I am not convinced they actually urinated on the bodies. Love how news agency are calling it a graphic video...again you see no exposure, only hands in position like they were urinating but you also see no urine streams, splashes, or even wet clothing on the bodies.

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Not defending it, or saying any part of it is right. Very bad taste to even act like they are doing anything over the dead and I hope they are sanctioned for the actions but I also think its being over blown by the press as to how "Graphic" it really is.

833 days ago
58.

Tab    

Why are we even posting these pictures?? I visit the TMZ website everyday for entertainment news..so I guess this is entertainment now?? Are you looking for sympathy for them or justice?? You should post a picture of 9-11 everyday, if thats the case.

833 days ago
59.

Kari    

It is disgusting--these soldiers don't represent the best of the United States. But if Americans can move past 9-11, the people who are offended by this can get over it.

833 days ago
60.

Selebraties Suck    

How predictable - another bunch of libs trashing our military.

833 days ago
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