Bend In The Branch

The personal opinions of one among many.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Believe Nothing Against One Another

...on good authority; and never report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it. William Penn (1644-1718)

Though there those who revel in suspected scandal and those who provide fodder for the frenzied; there will always be those who forsake the appetizer for the entrée.

(Excerpts from CNN)

A U.S. military investigation has found four incidents in which guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison mishandled the Quran, but said that it was detainees who threw the Muslim holy book in the toilet.

The findings of the report, issued by Brig. Gen. Jay Hood, commander of the detention center in Cuba, were released late Friday. They found no evidence to support allegations that U.S. soldiers attempted to flush the Muslim holy book down the toilet.

The investigation was prompted after a Newsweek article citing unnamed sources made such a claim -- prompting violent protests in Afghanistan and other parts of the Muslim world that left more than a dozen people dead.

Newsweek has since retracted the story.


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