Katie Pavlich
Florida Pastor Terry Jones, the same man who proposed the burning of the Koran on September 11, 2010, resulting in mass protests across the Muslim world, posted a statement on his church's website saying a Koran had been burned inside the building along with a picture showing a book burning.

In response, Muslims took to the streets in Afghanistan today, storming a United Nations compound, resulting in the murders of at least 12 and the beheading of two. Those killed were guards and employees at the compound.

Clerics with loudspeakers drove around the city in two cars on Thursday to invite residents to the protest. After Friday prayers at a large blue mosque in the city center, clerics again called on worshippers to attend a peaceful protest.


Several hundred people also protested the Koran burning at several sites in Herat, a city in western Afghanistan. Protesters burned a U.S. flag at a sports stadium in Herat and chanted "Death to the U.S." and "They broke the heart of Islam."


The demonstration in Mazar-i-Sharif turned violent when some protesters grabbed weapons from the UN guards and opened fire, then mobbed buildings and set fires on the compound, officials said. Demonstrators also massed in Kabul and the western city of Herat.


Such a reasonable response.....







Katie Pavlich

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