How a Fire Broke Out: The Story of a Sensitive NEWSWEEK Report about Alleged Abuses at Guantánamo Bay and a Surge of Deadly Unrest in the Islamic World

By the end of the week, the rioting had spread from Afghanistan throughout much of the Muslim world, from Gaza to Indonesia. Mobs shouting "Protect our Holy Book!" burned down government buildings and ransacked the offices of relief organizations in several Afghan provinces. The violence cost at least 15 lives, injured scores of people and sent a shudder through Washington, where officials worried about the stability of moderate regimes in the region.

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