Newsweek says Koran desecration report is wrong
By David Morgan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Newsweek magazine said on Sunday it erred in a May 9 report that U.S. interrogators desecrated the Koran at Guantanamo Bay, and apologized to the victims of deadly Muslim protests sparked by the article....more
Messed up on so many different levels....First off, I guess it was actually a prisoner that tore pages out of his own Koran and flushed them, trying to flood his cell. Newsweek tried validating this story by saying that the Gonvernment investigated it and confirmed it, that I guess is what pissed the muslims off. O.K. now I'm a Christian, I hear about the Bible being disrespected and desecrated, hell, it's disrespected and desecrated right out in the open in the mainstream media all the time, and I don't see riots and murdering nor do I feel the urge to riot or murder when I see it. I have nothing against Muslims, those that follow their Koran are actually peace loving people. However, like any other group, there are those that do do bad things and claim that it is in the name of their God and that thy are doing nothing more than following the instructions in their Koran. RANT ALERTThe funny thing is, all Christians pretty much are called intolerant, Bible banging, fundamentalists, by many in our own American media, and not an eye is blinked, lately it's all in the name of politics. If you're Christian you're automatically thrown into the Right-Wing, and it works both ways, Right-Wingers love to say that good God loving people always vote Republican. Sorry but I think that Politics, Religion, and Faith are 2 very different things and should not be used to try to gain advantage for any particular politicrap cause, weather it be getting reelected to President of the United States or trying to do nothing more than get under the skin of said President of the United States.RANT OVER SORRY ABOUT THAT..... Now then, Newsweek apologized and said that they made a mistake, and they will be forgiven. People will still buy their little magazine, and in a year all will be forgotten. Of course, their apology doesn't resurrect the people that lost their lives in the riots and lets not forget the media outlets that will continue to treat this story as if an American Soldier really did flush a Koran and the Islamic fundamentalists will probably never hear the retraction/apology(nor would they probably even listen). So I guess in a nutshell: An American news magazine printed an untrue story trying to cast a negative light on the American military. Some Islamic fundamentalists used the story as yet another excuse to hate all Americans and to kill each other. Many in the American Left-Wing media will use that story to show how America is the premier evil empire with an out of control military made up of crazy Right-Wing religious cooks with no respect for the rights of others. And the Right-Wing media will use the story to show how all but Republicans hate America, and that the Newsweek story is once again proof that the only good reliable media, the only fair and balanced media is conservative media. So basically it's all like nothing ever happened.