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At least two people have been killed as protesters stormed a US consulate in western Afghanistan, outraged by a Koran-burning incident at a NATO base. The four days of violent anti-American protests have already left 13 dead and dozens injured.
Two demonstrators were shot dead in a bid to storm the US consulate in the city of Herat.
Also on Friday hundreds of demonstrators have surged to the presidential palace in Kabul. The crowd of angry men was throwing stones at police and chanting "Death to America!"and "Long live Islam!" after they left the city's Blue Mosque following Friday
Originally posted by Tifozi
reply to post by Maponos
This kind of news is a good lesson to any american that thinks that the operations in Afghanistan and Iraq are justified.
Apparently, bringing "democracy" to other countries doesn't make them friendly.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
reply to post by Maponos
I fear this will get worse before it gets better. The Afghanis are enraged, and I don't think its just about the Koran burnings. I believe things have "come to a head," so to speak, and the burnings were the straw that broke the camel's back.
I hope common sense prevails, but common sense and religion don't often go hand in hand.
Prayers for the families and all involved.
love the smell of napalm in the morning. Maybe it's lesson time.
Its also a good lesson that no matter what the Quran preaches, it will be used to justify death, destruction and the murder of innocent people, all in the name of Allah.
I think the real lesson is that no matter what you do, say or act, there is no way to get through to a group of religious extremist zealots who can't act civilized.
The manner in which Islam is taught currently reminds me of the middle ages.
Where the church held the power simply because their people could not read or write, relying instead on the clergy. Im not suggesting Muslims can't read or write, however they rely a lot on their religious leaders to help guide their lives.
I think the other malfunction is the view of Islam as only a religion - Its also a form of government. Again when you rely on the religious leaders, and must follows those leaders or face death, it turns the entire mess on its head.
To me extremist Islam (in general) reminds me of North Korea but on a global scale. In essence once your a Muslim, you are trapped in the system. Trying to escape that system can result in death. The people are told what to believe, told what they can and cannot do, and failing to comply can result in death. The judicial setup can make it up as they go along, which can result in death.