Fury Over Florida Koran Burning Continues For Second Day In Afghanistan
The ignorant Florida pastor who burned a copy of the Koran March 20 — after vowing not to do so — has caused a second day of rage in Afghanistan. Cars and shops were set on fire Saturday, killing nine people.
The church’s desecration of the Quran nearly two weeks ago has outraged millions of Muslims and others worldwide, fueling anti-American sentiment that is further straining ties between the Afghan government and the West.
The uproar even brought violence to the normally peaceful northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Friday, when a crowd of protesters – apparently infiltrated by insurgents – stormed a U.N. compound in an outpouring that left four Afghan protesters and seven foreign U.N. employees dead…
The governor’s office in Kandahar province issued a statement saying that nine protesters were killed and 81 others were injured in the demonstration that turned into a riot. Seventeen people, including seven armed men, have been arrested, the statement said.
Pastor Terry Jones’ church seems unconcerned that its actions promote hate. Another pastor at the church, Wayne Sapp, told the Associated Press, “I in no way feel like our church is responsible for what happened.”Click here for reuse options!
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