- Feb 12, 2005
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This is a good case of the media inciting violence. If you wonder why other Countries hate us, just look at the way our media portrays us, and events such as this one. The only thing that surprises me is that it was Newsweek, and not the New York Times. We were damn lucky not to have any of our military men killed over this. Where do we draw the line in a time of war? If the media isn’t going to be responsible by themselves, I think the government or courts should be able to put a gag order on them while our servicemen are in harms way. The New York Times had story after story about the events at abu ghraib . I wonder how many people got killed just because they wanted to make the Administration look bad.
SourceMay 11, 5:13 PM (ET)
By MUSADEQ SADEQ
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) - Shouting "Death to America!" more than 1,000 demonstrators rioted and threw stones at a U.S. military convoy Wednesday, as protests spread to four Afghan provinces over a report that interrogators desecrated Islam's holy book at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay.
Police fired on the protesters, many of them students, trying to stifle the biggest display of anti-American anger since the ouster of the ruling Taliban militia 3 1/2 years ago. There were no reports of American casualties, but the violence left four dead and 71 injured in Jalalabad, a city 80 miles east of the capital, Kabul.
The source of anger was a brief report in the May 9 edition of Newsweek that interrogators at Guantanamo placed Qurans on toilets to rattle suspects, and in at least one case "flushed a holy book down the toilet."