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Pentagon to Probe U.S. General's Islam Comments

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Tuesday the Pentagon would launch an internal investigation into comments about Islam made by a senior military intelligence official. During a Pentagon briefing, Rumsfeld said the investigation came at the request of Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin, who has been sharply criticized by some Democrats and religious and civil rights groups. Boykin, an evangelical Christian who serves as deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and war-fighting support, made comments at churches and prayer breakfasts that cast the U.S. war on terrorism in starkly religious terms, saying in one speech that Muslims worship an “idol” and not a “real God.” Full Story

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