Looks like the spirit of McMaster is still hovering over the US battlefield…
The groveling is what I don’t like, he could have simply removed it without all the navel gazing and renting of garments (did he follow up with sackcloth and ashes as well?). Disgusting display of the dhimmi mindset.
“The design of the leaflets mistakenly contained an image highly offensive to both Muslims and the religion of Islam,” Major General James Linder said in a statement.
“I sincerely apologize. We have the deepest respect for Islam and our Muslim partners worldwide,” he said, adding that an investigation would be held “to determine the cause of this incident and to hold the responsible party accountable”.
NATO forces in Afghanistan apologize for ‘highly offensive’ propaganda leaflet
KABUL (Reuters) – A senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan apologized on Wednesday for a “highly offensive” propaganda leaflet which contained a passage from the Quran used in the Taliban militants’ banner superimposed on to the image of a dog.
The dog is considered unclean in Islam and associating an image of the animal with one of the religion’s most sacred texts prompted indignation.
The image, distributed by U.S. forces in Parwan province, north of Kabul on Tuesday, showed a white dog with a section of the Taliban’s banner superimposed on its side fleeing from the lion. The banner contains a passage from the Quran in Arabic.