Proper Koran Disposal, Apologies, and Murdering Innocent Infidels in Afghanistan
The Naval Chaplaincy School and Center (NCSC), The U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School (USACHCS), and the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Service Institute (AFCSI) were united several years ago  in Fort Jackson, SC to form the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center AFCC. Colonel Chet Lanious, USACHCS’ director of the Center for World Religions Chaplain Center and School, composed an erudite and ecumenical document with the self-explanatory title , “Handling and Disposal of Sacred Texts, Spiritual Writings and Religious Items.” Specific, religiously sanctioned recommendations for the disposal of sacred texts by numerous faiths—Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Orthodox Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam—were elaborated. Regarding the Koran, the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center document written by Lanious includes this comment sourced to the classical 18th century Hanafi manual of Islamic law  Radd al-Mukhtar ala ad-Dur al-Mukhtar, “The Answer to the Baffled” over “The Exquisite Pearl”:
It is also permitted to burn and then bury it in a place that is far removed from rubbish, trash, paths and walkways. (Doing this) will safeguard it from any type of degradation and debasement, as well as a protection for the Koran so that there does not occur any confusion, distortion or dispute due to the spreading and circulation of copies of the Koran that have printing and/or publishing errors.
Moreover, just this past September 16, 2011, during a PBS interview , Imam Jihad Turk, Director of Religious Affairs, at the Islamic Center of Southern California, provided these pellucid, and succinct directives
When Muslims want to respectfully dispose of a text of the Koran that is no longer usable, we will burn it. So if someone, for example, in their own private collection or library had a text of the Koran that was damaged or that was in disrepair, so the binding was ruined, etc., or it got torn, they might bring it by to the Islamic Center and ask that someone here dispose of it properly if they were unsure how to do that. And what I’ll do is I’ll take it to my fireplace at home and burn it there in the fireplace. So I sort of take the pages out and then burn it to make sure that it gets thoroughly charred and is no longer recognizable as script.