Skip to comments.Afghan riots over Quran-burning: 2 days, 20 dead
Posted on 04/02/2011 3:30:21 PM PDT by YankeeReb
KABUL, Afghanistan Afghans rioted for a second day Saturday to protest the burning of a Quran in Florida, killing nine people in Kandahar and injuring more than 80 in a wave of violence that underscored rising anti-foreign sentiment after nearly a decade of war.
The desecration at a small U.S. church has outraged Muslims worldwide, and in Afghanistan it further strained ties with the West. On Friday, 11 people were killed, including seven foreign U.N. employees, in a protest in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
The protests come at a critical juncture as the U.S.-led coalition gears up for an insurgent spring offensive and a summer withdrawal of some troops, and with Afghanistan's mercurial president increasingly questioning international motives and NATO's military strategy.
Two suicide attackers disguised as women blew themselves up and a third was gunned down Saturday when they used force to try to enter a NATO base on the outskirts of Kabul, NATO and Afghan police said. Earlier in the week, six U.S. soldiers died during an operation against insurgents in eastern Afghanistan near Pakistan, where the Taliban retain safe havens.
President Hamid Karzai expressed regret for the 20 protest deaths, but he also further stoked possible anti-foreign sentiment by again demanding that the United States and United Nations bring to justice the pastor of the Dove Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, where the Quran was burned March 20. Many Afghans did not know about the Quran-burning until Karzai condemned it four days after it happened.
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we need an endless koran burning to flush out all those who would commit violent over it, and take them out.
We ought to leave them alone. They’ll kill each other. I can’t subscribe to the humanitarian thing anymore. They don’t, why should we.
We could help them along by spreading stories of destroying hundreds or thousands or millions of Korans, whether it’s true or not.
Needs to be one at a time, it is still doing better than patroling the hills, Bring our Troops home and just lightem up.
You buy the DIRTY-BOOK-THAT-SHALL-NOT-BE-NAMED and I’ll supply you with all the matches you need.
I’d like to see Bill Maher put his money where
his ample sized mouth is and burn a Quran on his
HBO program, ‘Squeal Time’, or whatever the hell
he calls it.
You are correct.
Maybe we could cite him for burning GARBAGE without a permit
I’m waiting for this to spread to Pakistan.
Should be any minute now.
2. Destruction of Korans in Mosques and on soldiers during Russian involvement in Afghanistan....crickets
3. Destruction of Korans during cruse missile attacks in NE Pakistan.....crickets
4. Destruction of Korans in Mosques and on soldiers during Iraq wars.....crickets
5. Destruction of 1 Koran in Florida on Obamas watch....20 dead.
I’d cite him for wasting perfectly good toilet paper.
These people are certifiable. I mean, can you think of any other group of people who go ballistic at the least little perceived slight? Who contrive grievance at the drop of a hat? They are like small children throwing tantrums, only their tantrums are full of violence and hatred.
Nobody would give a crap over what the muslims do in the middle east if they weren’t sitting on billions of barrels of oil, and we sure as hell would not have any troops over there.
Good point. We have to set back and watch these idiots burn our flag. Maybe we should start acting like them - Laz will get the heads rolling :-)
A wacko pastor burns a book, Islamics go berserk.
Leading authorities in Islamic nations KILL and Christians and nothing happens.
“Islamic Countries Are Top Persecutors of Christians” http://www.persecution.org/2011/01/09/islamic-countries-are-top-persecutors-of-christians/
My, my, maybe Mr. Karzai would like to shut down this thread for incitement and behead Jim Rob for good measure too.
“My, my, maybe Mr. Karzai would like to shut down this thread for incitement and behead Jim Rob for good measure too.”
Corrected for a few minor omissions:
“My, my, Mr. Karzai would like to shut down this thread for incitement and behead Jim Rob for good measure too, after he and AMerica’s Moslims sodomize, and then ‘cut the necks’ of all FReepers first.”
Know your enemy/honor the threat.
Islam Delenda Est - because Islam is antithetical to, and irreconcilable with, America.