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nalnn Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:52 AM
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Taliban Exploit Tensions Seething in Afghan Society
From the article - If the protesters who pushed this city to the brink last weekend were really worried about Koran burning, wondered Layloma Popal, the headmistress of this citys biggest girls school, then why did they try to burn down my school?

There were 10 Korans at least in there, Ms. Popal said, pointing to the charred remains of the Peace Room, where students learn about peace strategies for their war-torn country. If we have more security in Kandahar these days, as they say, where was it?

For three hours, the rioters many members of the Taliban or their sympathizers marauded around the campus of the Zarghona Ana High School for Girls, while the students hid in the bathrooms. We never saw the Afghan Army or the police or the foreign forces until after the rioters left, Ms. Popal said.

They were busy elsewhere. In an effort to quell the two days of disturbances, on Saturday and Sunday, the Kandahar police shot more than 123 protesters, and by the time the wounded either stabilized or died, the death toll had reached at least 13, according to hospital officials.

Read more here @ NYT

I wonder why it's ok for the Taliban to burn Koran's and not some hick in FL.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:10 AM
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1. religion is a blessing on their society....not nt
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:24 AM
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2. Yet, they kill hundreds of their own with suicide bombers and other means, yet
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 09:27 AM by demosincebirth
they riot and kill innocent people over the burning of a holy book 7000 miles away.
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