You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


Critic of Islam won’t speak to cadets

WEST POINT, N.Y. - A retired US lieutenant general who made comments denigrating Islam has withdrawn from speaking at a West Point prayer breakfast after a veterans advocacy group protested his invitation, the military academy said yesterday. told Army chief of staff Raymond Odierno in a letter yesterday that allowing retired Lieutenant General William G. Boykin to speak at the academy next week would be contrary to Army values and disrespectful to Muslim cadets.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week