Deadly Riots In Afghanistan Go For A Second Day

The NY Times call these “deadly protests.” Sounds more like a riot to me

Violent protests over the burning of a Koran in Florida flared for a second straight day, with young men rampaging through the streets of this southern capital, flying Taliban flags and wielding sticks.

Eight people were killed and 61 injured in the disturbances, according to Zalmai Ayoubi, spokesman for the provincial governor. Kandahar has long been the heartland of the Taliban insurgency but has been relatively quiet in recent months since a surge of additional American troops arrived here.

In Kandahar, several thousand young men, shouting slogans calling for death to Americans and to the Karzai government, were still rampaging after several hours on Saturday, setting tires aflame throughout the city, burning cars and attacking journalists trying to cover the disorder. Shops and businesses were closed and most people stayed off the street. Many of the protesters were waving the white flag of the Taliban.

Mr. Ayoubi said the crowd attacked the Zarghona Ana High School for Girls, burning some classrooms and a school bus. The school is supported by the United States Agency for International Development. The Taliban have opposed girls’ education.

And in Pakistan

An armed group of seven people attacked the Catholic Church of St. Thomas in the military district of Wah, about 45 km from Islamabad. The attack took place at 6.30 pm yesterday, while the security guard was absent. The extremists hurled stones, damaged the building and tried to set fire to it, but they did not shoot. Yesterday’s was the third attack against a church in Pakistan less than a week. The escalation of violence is a result of the mad act – repeatedly condemned by Christians in Pakistan and India – of pastor Wayne Sapp, who last March 20, in Florida burned a copy of the Koran under the supervision of the evangelical preacher Terry Jones.

Why, yes, the MSM did ignore this story line, do to the attacks being against Christian churches. Now, if mosques had been burned…..

PS: don’t misunderstand, Terry Jones and his “church” are a bunch of wackjobs, and there was no need to do what they did. It was disrespectful and rude.

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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3 Responses to “Deadly Riots In Afghanistan Go For A Second Day”

  1. Doomed says:

    I in no way condone the church in Fla. for buring the Quran or Koran or however its spelled but by the same token….

    This only goes to show how intolerant, ignorant and out of control the muslim world is. Even though It might only be ONE PERCENT of the Muslim population when that ONE PERCENT constitutes 20,000,000 people willing to murder… that is a hell of a lot of out of control people.

    Secondly I happen to agree with every FF’ing politician who has ever said we need to end our dependence upon foreign oil so that this region of the world has nothing that we need…..that they are put back into perpetual poverty and that their only lot in life is to kill each other instead of outsiders who have tried to enrich their lives in some small way.

    Unfortunately with the massive amounts of money PACS on both sides put into the pockets of BOEHNER and PELOSI…..Obama and BUSH………..

    Nothing will ever ff’ing get done and Fox news will continue to stir us up because hey…they are getting rich off of our angst at each other……fire us up…..keep us fired up……

    Fox news on the right….MSNBC on the left and the MSM who is ff’ing clueless and what do you have?

    Trillion dollar deficits….politicians with millions in offshore bank accounts and a general populace who hates each other.

    Oh and now we have 3 wars…..I have stopped watching FOX NEWS.

  2. captainfish says:

    why not just shoot the rioters!?!?!?!?

    or… maybe… even… gasp… ARREST them?!?!?!

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