Muslims denounce US Koran abuse

Thousands of people across the Muslim world have rallied against the alleged abuse of the Koran by US personnel at the Guantánamo Bay military camp. Protesters in Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan, Lebanon and Malaysia demanded the US apologise and punish those responsible.

The demonstrations came after the US military admitted some of its guards had mishandled the Muslim holy book. But the camp commander said no credible evidence had been found that the Koran had been flushed down a toilet.

BBC News, 27 May 2005