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DoD Official Calls Story 'False' on Koran Desecration (from ATSNN)

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posted on May, 16 2005 @ 03:25 PM
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WASHINGTON, May 16, 2005 – There's no evidence to support a recent Newsweek magazine article accusing U.S. personnel at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, of desecrating the Muslim holy book, the Koran, a senior Pentagon official noted.

"Newsweek's story about Koran desecration is demonstrably false, and there have thus far been no credible allegations of willful Koran desecration, and Newsweek has produced no such evidence," Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said today in response to media queries.

A Newsweek story published May 9 reported that American military interrogators at the Guantanamo prison facility had flushed a Koran down a toilet. The article sparked deadly anti-U.S. riots in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other Muslim countries.




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(The COVER-UPERS)
Shhh....
Don’t let the truth come out!
Are you crazy? The American public will go ape crazy!
Say it was lies......tell them Newsweek! You better lie!



Guesswho says:

Better say it was false, because Muslims are very angry...


Tell others not to support the rapes, murders and killing over seas and on our land before it over takes your life.

If you know something is wrong, help make it right, because humans were given the reasoning and qualities to living life.
Killing, mame and murder are all choices.

Understanding that the ability that makes us human, is that we have the ability to reason between right and wrong.

So stand up to fight the injustice, the injustus of humans killing humans for nothing.....

One question for all ATS Members:

What is there to gain from this????


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PART 2 just came out...................................................................................................................................






They dont believe how a newspaper could print researched information..
i thought thats what they dooo......................







Qur'an Gitmo shocker: Muslims don't believe Newsweek's retraction

No surprise here: as I said yesterday, "Newsweek's belated retraction is unlikely to blunt the force of this as yet another new pretext for jihad." "Muslims doubt Quran climbdown," from CNN:

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Muslims in Afghanistan and Pakistan were skeptical after a U.S. magazine backed away from a report that U.S. interrogators desecrated copies of the Quran while questioning prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

The account in Newsweek magazine's May 9 issue has been blamed for sparking deadly riots in Afghanistan and other parts of the Muslim world.

On Sunday, Newsweek backed away from the report and offered its sympathies "to victims of the violence and to the U.S. soldiers caught in its midst."

But Muslims said they suspected that pressure from Washington was behind the magazine's climbdown, Reuters reported Monday.

"We will not be deceived by this," Islamic cleric Mullah Sadullah Abu Aman told Reuters in the northern Afghan province of Badakhshan.

"This is a decision by America to save itself. It comes because of American pressure. Even an ordinary illiterate peasant understands this and won't accept it."

On Sunday, a group of clerics led by Aman vowed to call for a jihad, or holy war, against the United States in three days unless it handed over the interrogators reported to have desecrated the Quran...

CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen said "desecrating the Quran is a death-penalty offense" in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.

The Pentagon said last week it was unable to corroborate any case in which interrogators at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, defiled the Muslim holy book, as Newsweek reported...

"It's not acceptable now that the magazine says it's made a mistake," Reuters quoted 42-year-old writer and journalist Hafizullah Torab as saying. "No one will accept it."...

"Newsweek is backtracking, but it's not just their report," said Ghaffar Aziz, a top official of the Jamaat-e-Islami party. "All innocent people released from U.S. custody have said on the record that there was desecration of the Koran."...

[edit on 16-5-2005 by GuessWho]




posted on May, 16 2005 @ 03:44 PM
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Qur'an Gitmo shocker: Muslims don't believe Newsweek's retraction

No surprise here: as I said yesterday, "Newsweek's belated retraction is unlikely to blunt the force of this as yet another new pretext for jihad." "Muslims doubt Quran climbdown," from CNN:

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Muslims in Afghanistan and Pakistan were skeptical after a U.S. magazine backed away from a report that U.S. interrogators desecrated copies of the Quran while questioning prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

The account in Newsweek magazine's May 9 issue has been blamed for sparking deadly riots in Afghanistan and other parts of the Muslim world.

On Sunday, Newsweek backed away from the report and offered its sympathies "to victims of the violence and to the U.S. soldiers caught in its midst."

But Muslims said they suspected that pressure from Washington was behind the magazine's climbdown, Reuters reported Monday.

"We will not be deceived by this," Islamic cleric Mullah Sadullah Abu Aman told Reuters in the northern Afghan province of Badakhshan.

"This is a decision by America to save itself. It comes because of American pressure. Even an ordinary illiterate peasant understands this and won't accept it."

On Sunday, a group of clerics led by Aman vowed to call for a jihad, or holy war, against the United States in three days unless it handed over the interrogators reported to have desecrated the Quran...

CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen said "desecrating the Quran is a death-penalty offense" in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.

The Pentagon said last week it was unable to corroborate any case in which interrogators at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, defiled the Muslim holy book, as Newsweek reported...

"It's not acceptable now that the magazine says it's made a mistake," Reuters quoted 42-year-old writer and journalist Hafizullah Torab as saying. "No one will accept it."...

"Newsweek is backtracking, but it's not just their report," said Ghaffar Aziz, a top official of the Jamaat-e-Islami party. "All innocent people released from U.S. custody have said on the record that there was desecration of the Koran."...



posted on May, 16 2005 @ 03:47 PM
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well the ones who wrote of it even said it was false, theres no coverup, stop believing everything bad about america that you read, stop being sheep people.



posted on May, 16 2005 @ 03:52 PM
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oh desecrate a muslim book, violence is just, kill 3000 americans and violence in response is villified and wrong...just funny...




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