Sunday, May 15, 2005

Now this is interesting, and it could have serious personal, journalistic and political consequences. Because I haven't seen it in any other online medium I will translate very fast what I read ( in Dutch ) on the website of NOS:
Newsweek: Article about Koran incorrect
Washington - The American magazine says that its report on the desecration of the Koran in the Guantanamo Bay army base could possibly be incorrect. The story said that a Koran was thrown into a toilet in order to rattle detainees.
In Afghanistan and other Muslim countries people responded with anger. The violence killed at least 14 people.
Newsweek based the article on a source withing the government. The Pentagon investigated the case and says that the accusation cannot be substabtiated. By now Newsweek's source is not so sure of his statement anymore.
PS: The item appears on Reuters as well. This was a good opportunity to place a link to the Reuters website among my permalinks. See "News in English" on your right.

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