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    2 killed in Afghan protest over Quran-burning plan

    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least two people were killed and four were injured in Afghanistan Sunday in protests against the pastor who had planned to burn the Quran in Florida, a local official said.

    On Saturday the pastor of the Florida church said the planned burning of the Quran had been canceled.

    "We will definitely not burn the Quran," the Rev. Terry Jones told NBC's "Today." "Not today, not ever."

    Demonstrations against the plan began in Afghanistan before Jones made his announcement.

    About 600 people were at the protest which turned deadly Sunday, a spokesman for the governor of Logar province said.
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    You know...

    This is so stupid, it defies all logic and reason.

    "We're angry about a dude burning a book, so let's all go out, get angry and get 2 people killed to show how pissed we are"

    Albiet the police were the ones that opened fire.

    But while I support their right to be pissed about the Quran burning, for **** sake, it's just a book. I'm sorry but if it was Christains pissed about someone burning the bible, Jews about someone burning the Torah, Muslims about burning the Quran.

    Get the **** over it! It's a book!

    If the holy books of the world descended from the heavens above, printed from a heavenly printing press and published by the almighty himself, then yes, be pissed all you want... but that ain't the case...

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    Re: 2 killed in Afghan protest over Quran-burning plan

    What's ultimately stupid though, is that the pastor cancelled it anyway.

    So no one had to die.

    Derp...

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    Re: 2 killed in Afghan protest over Quran-burning plan

    It's just a book? For **** sake man tell that to the people who are against the poeple who want to pray.

    Burning holy books is fine.
    Building holy nooks is an outrage.

    -PS don't steal that quote.
    and so it goes...

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    Re: 2 killed in Afghan protest over Quran-burning plan

    tell that to the people who are against the poeple (sic) who want to pray.....

    .... next door to an Islamic 'martyrdom' murder site!

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    Re: 2 killed in Afghan protest over Quran-burning plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    But while I support their right to be pissed about the Quran burning, for **** sake, it's just a book. I'm sorry but if it was Christains pissed about someone burning the bible, Jews about someone burning the Torah, Muslims about burning the Quran.

    Get the **** over it! It's a book!
    It's not just a book to Muslims, that is why there is such a reaction. I don't expect Non Muslims to understand fully how Muslims feel about the physical text.

    I can understand the anger and appreciate it but in Afghanistan in particular, I am not surprised at this reaction. Afghanistan with its tribal history has very strong links with the physical text


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    Re: 2 killed in Afghan protest over Quran-burning plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    It's not just a book to Muslims, that is why there is such a reaction. I don't expect Non Muslims to understand fully how Muslims feel about the physical text.

    I can understand the anger and appreciate it but in Afghanistan in particular, I am not surprised at this reaction. Afghanistan with its tribal history has very strong links with the physical text
    I understand what it means to muslims.

    I guess I just wish that they could ignore the actions of a moron, against qurans they'd never see or use anyway... that way those 2 people would not have had to die.

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    Re: 2 killed in Afghan protest over Quran-burning plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    It's not just a book to Muslims, that is why there is such a reaction. I don't expect Non Muslims to understand fully how Muslims feel about the physical text.

    I can understand the anger and appreciate it but in Afghanistan in particular, I am not surprised at this reaction. Afghanistan with its tribal history has very strong links with the physical text
    it that it? or is there more to it? why cause your own people to be killed? it seems a little like looting and race rioting we've had here, where people destroy their own neighborhoods, they are so full of hate and impotent rage.
    Last edited by liblady; 09-13-10 at 06:09 PM.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: 2 killed in Afghan protest over Quran-burning plan

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    it that it? or is there more to it? why cause your own people to be killed? it seems a little like looting and race rioting we've had here, where people destroy their own neighborhoods, they are so full of hate and impotent rage.
    Afghan's are now talking about revenge attacks on British and American military bases.

    Those two killed in the OP seemed to be connected to the police's actions.


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    Re: 2 killed in Afghan protest over Quran-burning plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I understand what it means to muslims.

    I guess I just wish that they could ignore the actions of a moron, against qurans they'd never see or use anyway... that way those 2 people would not have had to die.
    One must also understands what is happening under the surface.

    Every time something/someone in the West do something that is perceived to be against Islam.
    What Muslims in totalitarian states tend to do, is use these actions as a catalyst to vent some of their frustration and anger both at their own Governments and yes, at the West. Those moments are one of the few times the State's hands are tied and cannot stop them as it would be deemed unIslamic if they attempted to stop protests over desecrations over Qu'ran

    It's never simple when it comes to Muslims.


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    Re: 2 killed in Afghan protest over Quran-burning plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Afghan's are now talking about revenge attacks on British and American military bases.

    Those two killed in the OP seemed to be connected to the police's actions.
    i don't think this will ever stop. i used to think we had to stay in afghanistan, and in iraq, but now, not so much.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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