MAJOR GENERAL JAMES LINDER APOLOGY FOR DISTRIBUTION OF RELIGIOUSLY INSENSITIVE MATERIAL
Release No: 17-348
Sept. 6, 2017
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SPECIAL OPERATIONS JOINT TASK FORCE-AFGHANISTAN
BAGRAM, Afghanistan, September 6, 2017 – “On September 5, U.S. forces conducted a leaflet drop in Parwan Province. The design of the leaflets mistakenly contained an image highly offensive to both Muslims and the religion of Islam.
I sincerely apologize. We have the deepest respect for Islam and our Muslim partners worldwide.
There is no excuse for this mistake. I am reviewing our procedures to determine the cause of this incident and to hold the responsible party accountable. Furthermore, I will make appropriate changes so this never happens again.
Resolute Support remains committed to Afghanistan’s future, and I offer my sincerest apologies for this error.”
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