Monday, May 16, 2005

Pictures caused by Newsweek story..........


A Muslim Indian boy holds a placard during an anti-U.S. demonstration in Bombay May 16, 2005. The protesters were sceptical about an apparent retraction by Newsweek magazine of a report that U.S. interrogators desecrated the Koran and said U.S. pressure was behind the climb-down. The report in Newsweek's May 9 issue sparked protests across the Muslim world from Afghanistan, where 16 were killed and more than 100 injurded, to Pakistan, India, Indonesia and Gaza.


Pakistani Shi'ite Muslim children stand on a U.S. flag during a rally to protest against the reported desecration of the Koran in Karachi May 16, 2005. Muslims in Afghanistan and Pakistan were skeptical on Monday about an apparent retraction by Newsweek magazine of a report that U.S. interrogators desecrated the Koran and said U.S. pressure was behind the climb-down. The report in Newsweek's May 9 issue sparked protests across the Muslim world from Afghanistan, where 16 were killed and more than 100 injured, to Pakistan, India, Indonesia and Gaza.


Afghan students from Kabul University shout slogans as they burn a US flag. Newsweek magazine has announced that its story alleging that staff at a US detention facility desecrated copies of the Koran, which has sparked deadly protests in Muslim countries, could be wrong, but stopped short of a full retraction.


Pakistani supporters from an Islamic organization Pasban-e- Sahaba burn a U.S. flag during a protest in Peshawar May 15, 2005. The supporters of the Islamic organization Pasban-e- Sahaba were protested over a recent magazine report that U.S. interrogators in Guantanamo Bay had desecrated the Koran.


[Nice spelling]

Activists shouting anti-US slogans during a demonstration in Pakistan. Allegations that US guards at the 'war on terror' detention camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba threw Korans in the toilet surfaced more than a year ago but it was not until this week when riots broke out in Afghanistan that the US military ordered an investigation


Pakistani protestors of Pakistan's opposition Islamic alliance MMA chant anti-U.S. slogans during a rally after Friday prayers in Karachi May 13, 2005. Angry protests raged across the Muslim world from Gaza to Indonesia on Friday over a report U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay had desecrated the Koran.


Afghan students from Nangarhar University burn an effigy of US President George W. Bush during a protest in Jalalabad 11 May. The United States sought to stem Muslim anger over reports of the desecration of a Koran at its 'war on terror' detention camp, with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice calling such disrespect 'abhorrent' and promising to punish any offenders


[Say what??!??]

A Pakistani protestor holds a placard during a rally in the western city of Quetta May 12, 2005. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged Muslims around the world on May 12th to resist calls for violence from people outraged by allegations that interrogators at Guantanamo Bay had desecrated the Koran. Reports that interrogators at the U.S. military prison in Cuba put Korans in toilets and in at least one case flushed the holy book down the toilet have triggered violent demonstrations in Afghanistan as well as official protests in Pakistan.


[The "HOLLY" Koran???]

University students chant anti-U.S. slogans during a protest in Kabul May 12, 2005. Demonstrations spread in Afghanistan on Thursday over a report that U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay had desecrated the Koran, and officials said three protesters were killed