And no one in the world has the courage to call this irrationality and savagery what it is. U.S.-backed Karzai, meanwhile, wants the Qur’an-burners “brought to justice” — in other words, he wants the U.S. Government to enforce Sharia by prosecuting these men for blasphemy.
“‘Ten UN workers killed’ at Afghan Koran protest,” from AFP, April 1 (thanks to Twostellas):
Ten foreign UN workers were killed on Friday in an attack on the UN headquarters in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif by demonstrators protesting at the burning of the Koran by a US pastor, police told AFP.
“Ten (UN) people have been killed by the protesters (…) All the killed are foreigners,” police spokesman Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai said.
A spokesman for the UN mission in Kabul, Don McNorton, said: “We are aware of an incident in our Mazar office, we are currently working to ascertain all the facts.”
Afghanistan had condemned the “disrespectful and abhorrent” burning of the Koran by evangelical preacher Pastor Wayne Sapp in a Florida church, calling it an effort to incite tension between religions.
President Hamid Karzai called on the United States to bring those responsible for the burning of the Islamic holy book on March 21 to justice.
Sapp set light to a Koran under the supervision of Terry Jones, who last year drew condemnation over his aborted plan to burn a pile of the holy books to mark the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks….
The demonstrators, who left from mosques in downtown Kabul after Friday prayers, burned a US flag and stamped on it, shouting “Death to America”.