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Retired general withdraws from speech at West Point, citing Islamic protests

February 03, 2012

A retired US Army general has withdrawn from a commitment to speak at the US Military Academy because of complaints from Islamic groups.

Lt. Gen. William Boykin, a decorated veteran of the Delta Force, was scheduled to speak at a prayer breakfast, in his current capacity as an evangelist. He stepped down when he became convinced that protests—provoked by his outspoken connection of Islam with terrorism—would overwhelm his evangelical message.


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