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Afghan riots over Quran-burning: 2 days, 20 dead
Yahoo News ^ | April 2, 2011 | PATRICK QUINN

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Florida; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; doveoutreachcenter; islam; karzai; koran; koranburning; koranimals; quran; quranburning
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To: YankeeReb

we need an endless koran burning to flush out all those who would commit violent over it, and take them out.


41 posted on 04/02/2011 4:27:05 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: YankeeReb

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.


42 posted on 04/02/2011 4:29:00 PM PDT by khenrich (And people thought Jimmy Carter was our worst president........)
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To: bereanway
Is Karzai that stupid or is it just the fact that he’s a Muslim?

Redundant.

43 posted on 04/02/2011 4:29:09 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW2 now?)
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To: YankeeReb
Judges 6:31, re-phrased Paraphrase

"Will ye plead for Allah? will ye save him? he that will plead for him, let him be put to death...If he be a god, let him plead for himself,..."

From the history of Gideon - Jerubbaal
44 posted on 04/02/2011 4:29:54 PM PDT by verklaring (Pyrite is not gold))
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To: YankeeReb
Islam is Peace
45 posted on 04/02/2011 4:32:40 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: khenrich

We could help them along by spreading stories of destroying hundreds or thousands or millions of Korans, whether it’s true or not.


46 posted on 04/02/2011 4:33:30 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Lazamataz

Needs to be one at a time, it is still doing better than patroling the hills, Bring our Troops home and just lightem up.


47 posted on 04/02/2011 4:33:50 PM PDT by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: Lazamataz

You buy the DIRTY-BOOK-THAT-SHALL-NOT-BE-NAMED and I’ll supply you with all the matches you need.


48 posted on 04/02/2011 4:33:55 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: YankeeReb

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.


49 posted on 04/02/2011 4:34:01 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: Thane_Banquo

You are correct.


50 posted on 04/02/2011 4:34:13 PM PDT by EvasiveManuever (Shakespeare got it wrong. Not the lawyers... journalists.)
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To: whatisthetruth
"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"

Maybe we could cite him for burning GARBAGE without a permit

51 posted on 04/02/2011 4:34:47 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: YankeeReb

I’m waiting for this to spread to Pakistan.

Should be any minute now.


52 posted on 04/02/2011 4:34:58 PM PDT by mojito
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To: YankeeReb
1. Destruction of Korans in Mosques and on persons during Irack-Iran war....crickets

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.

53 posted on 04/02/2011 4:35:23 PM PDT by spokeshave
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To: muir_redwoods

I’d cite him for wasting perfectly good toilet paper.


54 posted on 04/02/2011 4:36:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: YankeeReb

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.


55 posted on 04/02/2011 4:37:32 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: verklaring

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.


56 posted on 04/02/2011 4:42:31 PM PDT by Roklok
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; Lazmataz

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 :-)


57 posted on 04/02/2011 4:43:57 PM PDT by mcshot (So this is how it feels to be flushed. The "that's impossible" days are upon us.)
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To: YankeeReb

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/


58 posted on 04/02/2011 4:49:01 PM PDT by garjog
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To: muir_redwoods; Jim Robinson

My, my, maybe Mr. Karzai would like to shut down this thread for incitement and behead Jim Rob for good measure too.


59 posted on 04/02/2011 4:56:06 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: whatisthetruth

“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.


60 posted on 04/02/2011 5:02:09 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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