Unless there is something I'm missing, I cannot fathom the stupidity of those that burned this trash anyplace near where these fanatic people could find out.
From what I have read, it wasn't intentional. All trash is burned in the AOR. I think it's possible the books were mixed in with regular trash inadvertently. Local nationals are routinely given jobs on bases as a way to help stimulate the local economy. Many may work in the burn pits. I try to respect most religions. I think the moniker of stupidity should be leveled at those who believe it's justified to take the lives of as many people as possible simply because a mass produced, cheap copy of their religious text was accidentally thrown in the trash.