Newsweek Apologizes For Quran Story Errors

This is just completely unforgiveable.  You don’t throw Holy Books down the toilet.  Someone should throw the investigators or the person that started the “rumor” down the toilet.

At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured last week when thousands of demonstrators marched in Afghanistan and other parts of the Muslim world, officials and eyewitnesses said.

“We regret that we got any part of our story wrong, and extend our sympathies to victims of the violence and to the U.S. soldiers caught in its midst,” Newsweek Editor Mark Whitaker wrote in the magazine’s May 23 issue, out Sunday.

Newsweek has apologized for errors in a story alleging that interrogators at the U-S detention center in Guantanamo Bay desecrated the Quran.

Nine more people have been killed in Afghanistan, clerics are threatening a holy war, and Islamic leaders are urging worldwide Muslim protests in response to a Newsweek report claiming that U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay threw a Koran into a toilet—a report the magazine now concedes may be inaccurate.

In an article assessing its coverage, the magazine wrote, “How did Newsweek get its facts wrong? And how did the story feed into serious international unrest?” 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 in its May 9 issue. 

Posted by SPN on 05/16 at 08:45 AM in Religion / Sprituality

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