Newsweek says desecration report may be wrong
WASHINGTON: The US magazine whose report of the alleged desecration of the Holy Quran sparked deadly protests in Muslim countries, said on Sunday that its original report might have been wrong.
The magazine reported how the Pentagon had angrily protested that the story was wrong and Newsweek editor Mark Whitaker said in an editorial “we regret that we got any part of our story wrong and extend our sympathies to victims of the violence and to the US soldiers caught in its midst”.
Newsweek reported on May 9 that an upcoming investigation by the US military would reveal that investigators had found that interrogators at the US “war on terror” detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba had flushed a Koran down a toilet.
It said that on checking with the senior US official who had remembered seeing details of the Holy Quran incident in a report, the official could no longer be sure. afp