Thursday, April 14, 2011

Muslims burn more Qur'ans than Pastor Terry Jones

It's true.  During the protests and the aftermath more Qur'ans felt the heat than were burned by the Pastors Jones and Sapp in Florida.  Will Muslims beat themselves for their transgressions?  Will they pass jmudgement on themselevs as being bad Muslims?  I know it sounds crazy, but so is the idea that Muslims burn their own Qur'an.

From The Christian Science Monitor April 14 by Tom A. Peter

Afghan mullahs push peaceful protest in wake of Quran-burning violence  

More Qurans were inadvertently burned during recent Afghan protests than by the US pastor Terry Jones. Spiritual leaders in Kandahar called a meeting to teach Afghans how to channel their passions peacefully.

As the dust settles in Afghanistan after sustained protest over a Florida pastor's Quran burning, many residents in Kandahar are facing an unpleasant truth: More Qurans were burned in the course of their protests than by Terry Jones.

The demonstrations, which started peacefully, quickly turned violent, killing at least nine people and injuring scores in Kandahar City alone. And as protesters vandalized a girls’ school and set fire to shops, Qurans also inadvertently went up in flames.

“If they burn a shop, there is a Quran in every shop, so this is a big problem,” says Azizullah Aziz, a perfume and soap salesman in Kandahar City. “People don’t know how to protest.”

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