U.S General Boykin's Remarks Called Offensive to Islam

October 20, 2003

Source: CNN


On October 20, 2003 CNN reported that "an apology from Lt. Gen. William Boykin for casting the war on terrorism in terms that offended some Muslims originally included a promise that he would no longer speak at religious events... But that language was deleted on the advice of Pentagon attorneys and the press office, a Pentagon spokesman said. Other statements also were withdrawn by the Pentagon, a spokesman said, included Boykin's belief that God put President Bush in the White House. It's not clear why the changes were made."