ABC News is reporting that an Afghan protest turned violent, resulting in the death of 11 people, including several UN employees. The Afghans were protesting last month’s burning of a Koran by the delusional pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, FL.
From the ABC story:
The deaths followed a protest march in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif today against the Koran burning last month in which Jones supervised while another pastor, Wayne Sapp, soaked the Koran in kerosene and burned it after finding it “guilty” in a mock trial. [RHB emphasis]
(h/t Juanita Jean)
Update – body count upped to 12 dead:
The New York Times has more detail (accessing Times’ stories via link is supposed to work whether you have a subscription or not), including this lovely description:
“Some of our colleagues were just hunted down,” said a spokesman for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Kieran Dwyer, confirming that the attack.
The crowd — some of its members carrying signs reading “Down with America” and “Death to Obama” — poured into the streets and swelled. Gov. Atta Muhammad Noor of Balkh Province, of which Mazar-i-Sharif is the capital, later put the number at 20,000. According to Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, spokesman for Gen. Daoud Daoud, the Afghan National Police commander for the country’s north, the crowd soon overwhelmed the United Nations guards, disarming some and beating and shooting others.
The Bitch hopes Jones gets indicted for manslaughter. She knows we can’t indict him for gross stupidity.