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Koran desecration may not have happened

La Shawn Barber has an extensive collection of links and trackbacks about this, Newsweek's rather weak apology, and the retraction.
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NPR is reporting this morning that the Newsweek story about desecration of the koran can't be authenticated. Still no comment though about the complete idiocy of rioting over a book. NPR audio will be online by 10:00 AM ET.

See also Ramblings' Journal: "Newsweek lied, people died --Turk 182"
You have got to be kidding me

Update: Baldilocks says,
Note to those who are blowing the intentions of the “religious right” out of proportion: if Christians were to riot the next time some so-called artist puts a crucifix in a bucket full of urine, that would be religious extremism and then it would be time to worry about Christians. Wake me when it happens.
(Hat tip The Anchoress)

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