Skip to comments.Afghans Protest Rumored Desecration of Koran by U.S. Troops [Burn Obama Effigy]
Posted on 10/25/2009 3:51:30 PM PDT by Steelfish
Afghans Protest Rumored Desecration of Koran by U.S. Troops
Hundreds of protesters in Kabul burn an effigy of President Obama, a sign of rising religious conservatism and anti-Americanism in the country. The U.S. military denies any sacrilege took place.
Afghan university students hold an effigy of President Obama and shout anti-U.S. slogans during a demonstration in front of the Parliament building. (Majid / Getty Images / October 25, 2009)
By Laura King October 25, 2009
Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan - Hundreds of angry protesters in Afghanistan's capital burned an effigy of President Obamaon Sunday, acting on rumors that American troops had desecrated the Koran.
U.S. military officials emphatically denied that any copies of the Muslim holy book had been mishandled, and they accused the Taliban of spreading falsehoods to incite hatred against Western forces.
The protest -- reminiscent of similar demonstrations in Iraq and elsewhere in the Muslim world in recent years -- showed how easily passions involving religious sensitivities can be stirred up even with a dearth of evidence.
The incident also pointed to a strong undercurrent of anti-American sentiment at a politically fraught time in Afghanistan, less than two weeks before a runoff to settle a divisive, fraud-tainted presidential election. The Nov. 7 face-off between President Hamid Karzai and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah was agreed to only after heavy U.S. pressure on Karzai to accept the results of an international audit.
The investigators found that as many as one-third of the ballots cast for Karzai in the Aug. 20 election were fraudulent. That put the Afghan leader below the threshold of victory, 50%, and made a runoff necessary.
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I find myself supporting both actions.
One thing to note: Strict Muslims consider 0bama to be an apostate - a traitor to Islam.
MoMo was even worse than Barney Frank or Polansky..
Little wonder Muslims literally HATE cartoons..
The Koran is a Cartoon... of anything sacred..
Perhaps the time is drawing near to allow the Afghans to stew in their fetid juices.
Hundreds of protesters in Kabul burn an effigy of President Obama, a sign of rising religious conservatism and anti-Americanism in the country.
We’d like to do that here but someone would get arrested.
I personally think we should issue notice.....
After this date, upon the death of an American by islamic
terrorists, a front end loader of Korans will be burnt,
and this will continue until attacks on Americans cease!
Oh and of course any terrorists caught will be parted out
for usable organs.
not long ago, the military was burning the bible. Can we burn obama effigy because of it please
If only the news-media would voice the truth, that “Prophet” Mohammed was a statutory child rapist, a serial bigamist, an adulterous bastard; and a racist and genocidal killer- He wiped out an entire Jewish tribe whose leaders he thought reneged on a deal. Could we expect a PBS Special on this? Or, is this something the History Channel would take up? Any bets?
Afghan students hold up an Obama effigy.
Kind of cool! But where's his mom jeans?
These people need Jesus Christ. Too bad we cannot minister to them because it might “offend” the Taliban.
Another thing to note: Muslims also believe that it’s okay to lie about anything to Infidels, including their true religious beliefs.
Taliban rumormill is working as expected.
Get us out of this freakin savage bassackwards country, could you imagine if christians rioted or protested every time our bible was desacrated, we would be way ahead of the mooslims in the angry department. Could you imagine a piece of art work with the koran in a cup of urine? I think not. Mooslims are the scourge of this planet.
The 9/12/2001 opportunity to put an end to this crap was not taken. We just passed the problem on to our grandchildren who will have to do it.
Muslims are nothing but bloody savages. Their daily behavior places this beyond any civlized doubt.
Our sole mission in Afghanistan is to keep the Taliban sufficiently caged and engaged to minimize their spreading their evil murderousness here.
Bottom line: Islam delenda est!
can someone tell me why we are bothering our asses in places like Afghanistan, let them live in the stone age for all i care, close the border, leave, and let them kill each other.
Has Eric Holder made it a hate crime to burn the Koran ?
Whoa, RC! If that isn’t the best pic for Obama
I don’t know squat!
We have to make it viral!!!
I can see a great future for it.
Thanks. I’m sure Rummy would like it, probably
rolling on the floor right now!
I’m gonna have to get some POSTER size copies of THAT!
It will look good all over TOWN, right next to
look at that shoe they have tied to the deal..I guess that goes along with the insult of the shoe throwing at Bush.
Trying to find some more pictures of that burning.
Wonder how they are gonna feel watching Americans burning
korans , that day will come. They are making sure of it.
It’s obvious they aren’t paying attention,
his ears are CLEARLY not BIG enough.
don’t forget that it is okay for Muslims to “THIGH” little girls.
“These people need Jesus Christ. Too bad we cannot minister to them because it might offend the Taliban.”
They really do need Jesus. Unfortunately, Christianity is illegal in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and is forced to go underground.
I kind of like the bus, it looks like something stoners
would drive. Where is that, Manila?
As they burn our flags and kill our soldiers..they also steal from them.
Of course, it could have been anyone stealing from the Nurse who posted on Anysoldier.com that 6 million dollars of medical and personal equipment was stolen from their Conex.
It’s from Peshawar- where the guy was burning Obama and the shoe.
I knew that, my humor must be running down.
I’m serious about that poster though, that’s
natural virus if I ever saw one.
Christianity was also illegal in ancient Rome.
I wonder if there is an underground Church?
I feel so saddened with all of the work St Paul did in that region, all ruined by Islam.
Maybe we could ship some of those Obama flags they were selling on eBay a couple of weeks ago. They had Obama’s face replacing the stars. I’d be ok with them burning those illegally defaced flags.
Yes, there is an underground Body of Christ.
Yep, anything not nailed down is game to be stolen.