Correction of the Day: Harm and the Koran

By: E&P Staff

From a Saturday Editors’ Note in The New York Times:

“A front-page article yesterday reported on an American military inquiry’s finding that guards or interrogators at the Guant?namo Bay detention center in Cuba ‘mishandled’ the Koran in five cases. The headline exceeded the Pentagon’s characterization, saying that the investigation revealed ‘harm’ to the Koran. The Pentagon did not give specifics of the mishandling, so it was not known whether a Koran was actually damaged.”

As if to underscore the idea that the holy book had been badly treated but not harmed, a Times’ article on page A5 read: “Reports of Mishandling Koran Bring Protest Worldwide.”

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