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"Newsweek" Koran Controversy / Riots / Retraction #790105

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 16, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Last week’s story in “Newsweek” stating that US interrogators at Guantanamo Bay prison desecrated a Koran, leading to a week of deadly anti-American demonstrations in Afghanistan, recalled.

(White House: John Roberts) “Newsweek”’s retraction of the story under pressure from the White House featured; scenes shown of the Afghanistan violence. [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN – says we share in the outrage.] [Yesterday, “Newsweek” Washington bureau chief Daniel KLAIDMAN†- says we made a mistake.] The role of “Newsweek”’s source discussed.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(London: Richard Roth) The anger in the Muslim world over the “Newsweek” story featured; details given about claims of abuse & religious persecution of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. [“Al Quds” editor Abdel Bari ATWAN†- says the Muslim world has lost trust in the American administration; notes flushing the holy book in a toilet is the maximum insult.] [US military spokesman in Afghanistan Col. James YONTS†- says any disrespect to the Koran or any other religion is not tolerated by our culture.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Roberts, John;
Roth, Richard

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