May 21, 2005 |
Muslim protesters burned, spat on and urinated on a U.S. flag in eastern India, accusing Americans of desecrating the Koran as anger persisted despite the retraction of a Newsweek magazine report that the holy book had been flushed down a toilet in the U.S.-run jail at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. About 200 demonstrators in Calcutta chanted slogans against President Bush and the United States. Thousands also took to the streets in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu and in the Palestinian territories.
May 19, 2005
Re "Do Riots Save Islam's Honor?" Commentary, May 17: There are more than a billion people worldwide who look at the Koran, the holy book of Islam, as a part of their identity. It is no surprise to hear that people across the globe were outraged by hearing that the words of God were literally being flushed down the toilet. So to read that Irshad Manji is attempting to speak on the behalf of all Muslims and call into question this legitimate reaction from the Muslim world is outrageous.
May 18, 2005 |
Newsweek should be held responsible for damage caused by violent anti-American demonstrations that followed its now-retracted report about U.S. interrogators desecrating the Koran at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison camp, an Afghan government spokesman said Tuesday. Pakistan's government spurned the magazine's apology as "not enough," and the White House called for Newsweek to do more to repair the damage to America's image in Muslim nations.
May 17, 2005 |
Newsweek on Monday retracted an article that said the U.S. military had confirmed that an interrogator at the Guantanamo Bay prison flushed a copy of the Koran down the toilet -- a report blamed for helping to trigger rioting in Afghanistan that killed at least 14 people.
May 16, 2005 |
Newsweek magazine acknowledged Sunday that there were errors in a story reporting that U.S. interrogators had desecrated the Koran while attempting to extract intelligence from Muslim prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. The report led to a series of violent anti-American protests and at least 14 deaths in Afghanistan. In its issue set to hit U.S.
May 12, 2005 |
Police opened fire Wednesday on protesters who were smashing windows, burning pictures of President Bush and shouting "Death to America!" in reaction to reports that U.S. interrogators had desecrated the Koran. Officials reported that four demonstrators were killed and 71 injured. The protests in the eastern city of Jalalabad followed the publication of a Newsweek magazine article that said investigators looking into abuses at the U.S.
November 27, 2004 |
Authorities banned an issue of Newsweek magazine for publishing material they said was offensive to Islam, local media reported Friday. A government official in Islamabad ordered the "forfeiture of all copies of the weekly Newsweek of Nov. 22," the state-run agency Associated Press of Pakistan reported, quoting Tariq Mahmood Bajwa, a government official in the capital. The edition published "objectionable remarks ... tantamount to desecration of the Koran," the agency said.
September 8, 2004 |
Shares of mail-order DVD rental firm Netflix Inc. and digital recorder maker TiVo Inc. jumped Tuesday in the wake of a Newsweek report that said the companies were near an agreement to allow customers to download movies. Both companies downplayed the prospects. Netflix spokeswoman Lynn Brinton said there was no formal relationship between her company and TiVo, nor was there a timeline to form one.
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June 23, 2004 |
A masked gunman shot and killed a journalist in front of his children and several witnesses on a busy street Tuesday, the latest attack against editors of a news magazine known for investigating drug trafficking and corruption. Francisco J. Ortiz Franco, a founding editor of the Zeta newsweekly, had just buckled Daniel, 10, and Andrea, 8, into the back seat of his Chevrolet sedan when a man approached the car and fired from close range.