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Twelve killed in protests across Afghanistan
Reuters ^ | February 24, 2012 | Mirwais Harooni and Hamid Shalizi

Posted on 02/24/2012 9:49:01 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

(Reuters) - Twelve people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest day yet in protests that have raged across Afghanistan over the desecration of copies of the Muslim holy book at a NATO military base with riot police and soldiers on high alert braced for more violence.

The burning of the Korans at the Bagram compound earlier this week has deepened public mistrust of NATO forces struggling to stabilize Afghanistan before foreign combat troops withdraw in 2014.

Hundreds of Afghans marched toward the palace of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, while on the other side of the capital protesters hoisted the white flag of the Taliban.

Chanting "Death to America!" and "Long live Islam!," protesters also threw rocks at police in Kabul, while Afghan army helicopters circled above.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; islam; koran

1 posted on 02/24/2012 9:49:12 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Obama’s black swan?


2 posted on 02/24/2012 9:50:59 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And to think we lost and still lose our American treasures for these animals.


3 posted on 02/24/2012 9:51:18 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Religion of peace bump.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 9:54:07 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

May the heavens rain pork rinds upon these satanic sons of camels.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 9:56:55 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

you know, I bet someone could make a killing selling “Burn your own Koran” kits, that would come with that book and a set of matches. Then again, you’d have to hide for the rest of your life too.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 9:59:16 AM PST by MNDude
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Afghan fanatics avenged the killing of two American soldiers by killing each other?


7 posted on 02/24/2012 10:01:56 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
How can desecration have occurred when burning is one of the ways to “retire” a Koran. It seems to me it was not disrespectful at all if burning is a permissible way to retire a Koran. There seems to have been no malice ... and no one has stepped up to tell them exactly how they should have approached the situation. This seems to be another “manufactured” crisis and another phoney excuse to kill Americans.
8 posted on 02/24/2012 10:02:24 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Pashtun Spring


9 posted on 02/24/2012 10:03:28 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

As usual, much muslim ado about absolutely nothing!!!


10 posted on 02/24/2012 10:04:14 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: All

.50 cal has a distinct way of breaking up a riot....It should be used...


11 posted on 02/24/2012 10:10:27 AM PST by Boonie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They don’t call ‘em Koranimals for nothing. They must really be riled up...they’re racking up a body count that makes a weekend in Chicago look good.


12 posted on 02/24/2012 10:13:28 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

TMB - Typical Muslim Behavior. This continuous neocon nation building crap has been going on way too long and in my humble opinion, the entire population of the middle east save Israel is not worth one drop of American blood, never has been.
Trying to bring 7th century orcs into the modern civilized world does not work, and never will.
My heart breaks when I think of all the fine young people who have been killed or maimed in these conflicts.


13 posted on 02/24/2012 10:14:08 AM PST by dainbramaged (I nearly threw my pit bull at the television.)
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To: marstegreg
This seems to be another “manufactured” crisis and another phoney excuse to kill Americans.

Agree. This is conducted exactly like "Arab Spring".

14 posted on 02/24/2012 10:14:48 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

> desecration of copies of the Muslim holy book at a NATO military base

It was not Americans who desecrated the Quran; it was Muslim prisoners who were using the margins of the Quran to send messages back and forth.

Writing in the Quran is the desecration.

A desecrated Quran is supposed to be destroyed by burning.

All the Americans did was to identify the desecrated holy books and process them in accordance with the Muslim rules for disposing of desecrated Qurans, i.e., burning.


15 posted on 02/24/2012 10:16:11 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Oh well.


16 posted on 02/24/2012 10:16:17 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Nuke that sh*thole to glass and be done with it. They`re animals.. rabid and implacable, and no longer deserving of our help.


17 posted on 02/24/2012 10:39:11 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Good, let them kill one another by the tens of hundreds of thousands.

bring the troops home, but before they leave, wipe out every damn raghead in sight, leave them something to really remember the US by.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 11:19:37 AM PST by Sea Parrot (You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something. --Stephen Adam)
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To: gundog

12 killed is nothing to every big city in our country. We need a body count from every city in our country. Our military can at least carry a gun for self defense. Every liberal city should arm its citizens. Its a war of criminals against non violent truly peaceful citizens..


19 posted on 02/24/2012 11:23:35 AM PST by goat granny
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To: ScottinVA

The answer is just a short flight from Pensacola away...

20 posted on 02/24/2012 11:24:18 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: cuban leaf

Anyone hear Gen. Jack (can’t recall his last name, regular Fox contributor) with Meghan Kelly? He agreed with Obama’s apology, said “absolutely, it was the right thing to do. . . . all religions regard their symbols with respect.” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Maplethorp’s nonpunishment came to mind, but how many other insults have Christians endured?


21 posted on 02/24/2012 11:34:51 AM PST by Mach9
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Let me add this up: Muslim prisoners desecrated the Quaran by writing in it. Muslim rioters then kill other muslims in protest. The Darwin Award Religion.

That our soldiers didn’t dispose of the book in a manner more preferable to the muslims is immaterial. These folks are perpetually pissed off, hate us, and are violent. Could care less what they think.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 11:56:12 AM PST by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: Mach9

Muslims have control of Fox now.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 12:30:48 PM PST by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Although this is not a funny subject, I can't help but laugh at the images on TV as I type this.
Subhumans running around burning stuff and shouting hysterically, screaming "APOLOGIES ARE NOT ENOUGH!!"

Anybody started a "JDams" fund? I would like to contribute. And those JDams must be delivered ASAP at any target-rich environment.

Screw apologies!

24 posted on 02/24/2012 12:45:23 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Publius6961

....................Subhumans running around burning stuff and shouting hysterically..............................

Yeah, and the Syrian government destroying their own cities.

Even young puppies soon realize that you don’t shit where you eat!


25 posted on 02/24/2012 2:36:36 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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