2 killed in Afghan protest over Quran-burning plan - CNN.comKabul, 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.
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...