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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-22-12 07:51 AM
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5 killed as protests over Quran burning rage in Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Violent protests left at least five dead and others wounded Wednesday as demonstrations over Quran burning intensified in Afghanistan.

Police killed four people and wounded 10 others during protests in Parwan province, said Abdul Wassi Sayedkhili, a provincial council official. Health officials said a fifth person died and 10 others wounded in eastern Nangarhar province.

The Qurans were among religious materials removed from a detainee facility at Bagram Airfield. The materials were gathered for disposal and were inadvertently given to troops for burning, Gen. John Allen, commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force, said Tuesday.

"This was not a decision that was made because they were religious materials," he said. "It was not a decision that was made with respect to the faith of Islam. It was a mistake. It was an error. The moment we found out about it, we immediately stopped and we intervened."

A military official said the materials were removed from the detainee center's library because they had "extremist inscriptions" on them and there was "an appearance that these documents were being used to facilitate extremist communications."


http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/22/world/asia/afghanistan-bu...

And, as I posted yesterday, if there is any indication that we would have disposed of Bibles any differently in the same circumstances, we should apologize humbly. If not, we should say that we would have burned any book, including the Bible, under the same circumstances; and stop apologizing or even calling it a mistake.

And regardless of whether we would have burned Bibles or not, I am so over people dying or getting hurt or even getting their property damaged over things like this or disrespectful cartoons.

Just stop it.
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-22-12 08:15 AM
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1. Bill Maher was right, Muslims actually follow their holy book
Well, except for the Phelps and that crazy fuck in Flordia.


We have people go stupid over winning football and basketball games, they have people that go stupid over mythical stories :eyes:



This should be Darwin award worthy---

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-22-12 11:25 AM
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2. I don't think the Quran ever says "Riot if the Quran is burned," or "Kill if Mohammed is in a
cartoon."

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