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5.17.2005

Free World, Islamic Dictatorship

America.

White House press secretary Scott McClellan said a retraction was only "a good first step" and said NEWSWEEK should try to set the record straight by "clearly explaining what happened and how they got it wrong, particularly to the Muslim world, and pointing out the policies and practices of our military."


Pakistan.

"The apology and retraction are not enough," Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told Reuters.

"They should understand the sentiments of Muslims and think 101 times before publishing news which hurt feelings of Muslims."


The government is explicitly and threateningly asking NEWSWEEK to use its pages to lie.

(Koran flushing isn't even technically illegal, as far as I can tell, because think Bush has held that Guantanamo detainees aren't protected by the Geneva Convention.)

1 Comments:

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Miguel said...

"We condemn all acts inciting violent protest and we express our sympathies to those injured in recent demonstrations and to the families of those killed," the State Department cable said.

Does that include the WTO and British football club games? WTF?

 

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