The burning of the Islamic Holy Book, while accidental has sparked deadly riots against U.S. and NATO forces who are charged with keeping peace in the country.
According to U.S. officials the books were inadvertently put into an incinerator after it was believed that prisoners were passing written message to each other hidden within the pages of the books. The books, all written in Arabic, were not identified by U.S. guards as the Quran when they were taken from the prisoners. President Obama has issued an official apology concerning the incident, stating that U.S. forces would never knowingly destroy the Muslim holy book, and he hoped people would react with restraint.
That does not seem to be what is happening however, as over 30 people have been killed (including 4 U.S. troops) in riots and protests concerning the incident. Beyond that, this incident does nothing to improve the image of the United States in relation to Muslim countries in the region