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Friday, October 24, 2003  

TOLEDO--Lieut. Gen. William Boykin, the deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence, is in trouble again. A week after allegations that he equated Islam with a Satan who wished "to destroy us as a Christian army," the Toledo Daily Bugle today reported that the general warned a local audience of "the Hindu scourge."

"All their petty gods will be arrayed as if on a battlefield in front of you," Boykin told a group at the Second Pentacostalist Church. "But know that your God is the true God and that these are but mere demonic phantoms. The minions of Satan are many, and they have enthralled the Hindu people."

In Delhi, an outraged Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee commented briefly outside his office. "It is inconceivable that a general in the US military should spout such rubbish. The only minions of Satan are the delusions dancing around the inside of his head. I expect an immediate apology from the President."

Boykin was speaking to a group of young missionaries here in Toledo. The group, mostly 20- and 30-year olds, are preparing for a mission in South Asia, and Boykin was apparently warning them of the everpresent danger of the Dark One. "You are embarking on a spiritual battle no less important than the battle our President has taken to the Muslims in Iraq. You will enter more peacefully, but you must fight with the truth of God's light if you are ever to save the lost souls of our Hindu brothers and sisters."

And in a related story, the Cheyenne Picayune is reporting that the general may also have identified Italians as "Papist stooges" in a speech there two years ago. No more information was available.

posted by Jeff | 11:04 AM |
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