Terry Jones' Koran Burning Inspires Afghan Riot That Kills 12 U.N. Workers
Jones went ahead with the Koran burning anyway last week. Now at least 12 people at a U.N. compound in Mazar-i-Sharif have paid for his stunt with their lives.
Three mullahs in the northern Afghanistan town told their followers this week to avenge Jones' Koran-burning stunt, the New York Times reports.
In response, angry mobs stormed a U.N. compound in the city, killing twelve, including seven U.N. workers. The dead include five Nepalese security guards and two U.N. workers, who may have been beheaded.
What a disgusting cycle of violence. Jones, when hunted down by the press later this afternoon, will surely expound upon how the violence merely proves his opinion that Muslims are sub-human savages. His comments, rebranded and rebroadcast in Kabul, will then inspire fresh new killings and bombings.
(Update: Sure enough, Jones has released a statement trumpeting the righteousness of his book burning and announcing that "Islam is not a religion of peace.")
All because some idiot hick in Gainesville wanted publicity we were all too glad to hand him for a ham-handed intolerant provocation.
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