What is amazing is that anyone blames the Florida pastor for any of these deaths, and that no one is calling on anyone in the Islamic world to speak out against this madness. Everyone seems to take it for granted that if Muslims are offended, they will murder innocent people, and that instead of calling that irrational violence what it is, we should take pains not to offend Muslims, and blame those causing the alleged offense to the Muslims for the irrational violence.
“5 Die in Quran Burning Protest,” from VOA News, April 2:
NATO officials in Afghanistan say insurgents wearing women’s clothing have attacked a coalition base in Kabul, as deadly protests against the burning of a Quran in the U.S. spread to the south.
NATO says three militants – two of them suicide bombers – were killed Saturday morning when they attacked Camp Phoenix in the Afghan capital. Three NATO service members were slightly wounded.
Meanwhile, in southern Afghanistan, officials say a protest in Kandahar against the burning of a Quran turned violent, killing five people and wounding 46.
On Friday in the north, the United Nations said seven foreign staff members were killed in an attack against its compound after a demonstration against the burning.
The U.N. peacekeeping chief Alain LeRoy said the dead in Friday’s attack included a Swede, a Norwegian and a Romanian staff member as well as four Nepalese guards at the compound in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province. He said no Afghan staffers were among the dead….