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    8 killed in protest at UN office in Northern Afghanistan

    Eight foreigners have been killed after demonstrators protesting a reported burning of the Muslim holy book stormed a UN office in northern Afghanistan.

    The protesters were condemning a reported burning of the Koran at a small Florida church led by Reverend Terry Jones.

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    Re: 8 killed in protest at UN office in Northern Afghanistan

    Hope someone sues/arrests Terry Jones. He is the direct cause of these deaths. He is the one that shouted "FIRE!" in a closed space and people got killed trying to get out.
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    Re: 8 killed in protest at UN office in Northern Afghanistan

    Gotta love RFERL. Great source.

    A nation that allows burning the word of god. Tsk Tsk. No wonder it seems like the apocalypse to them.

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    Re: 8 killed in protest at UN office in Northern Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Hope someone sues/arrests Terry Jones. He is the direct cause of these deaths. He is the one that shouted "FIRE!" in a closed space and people got killed trying to get out.
    Yelling fire in a crowded theatre comparison? More like he yelled "this movie sucks" in a theatre and the films director and his pals went on a killing spree of completely unrelated people in a different country.

    There is something sick about the culture in Afghanistan and engagement in that part of the world isn't changing any of it.

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    Re: 8 killed in protest at UN office in Northern Afghanistan

    It's looking more like twenty now, including the gurkha guards, local and foreign personnel.
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    Re: 8 killed in protest at UN office in Northern Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Hope someone sues/arrests Terry Jones. He is the direct cause of these deaths. He is the one that shouted "FIRE!" in a closed space and people got killed trying to get out.
    No, entirely wrong analogy. The people doing the killing are the direct cause of these deaths. Terry Jones was the willing catalyst. He shoulders some of the guilt, but not as much as those whose religious fervour is so untrammeled and unreasonable that they believe murdering the innocent is a just punishment for the impiety of complete strangers.
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    Re: 8 killed in protest at UN office in Northern Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Hope someone sues/arrests Terry Jones. He is the direct cause of these deaths. He is the one that shouted "FIRE!" in a closed space and people got killed trying to get out.
    Although I think his actions were wrong, he does not hold any of the blame. We should be detaining and punishing the murderers who killed innocent people over someone some man did in America to a Koran. In America we have freedom of speech, which can be voiced by burning books. Terry Jones was within his rights to do so (even if his actions were wrong). The people who are violent to the point of killing westerners over a burned Koran are the ones who are at fault and should be punished.
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    Re: 8 killed in protest at UN office in Northern Afghanistan

    This is exactly why blind hatred of Muslims threatens our security.

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    Re: 8 killed in protest at UN office in Northern Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Hope someone sues/arrests Terry Jones. He is the direct cause of these deaths. He is the one that shouted "FIRE!" in a closed space and people got killed trying to get out.
    Absolute bollocks.

    Maybe people shouldn't be so ****ing sensitive.

    Time to go.

    Afghan protestors want to break into a United Nations office and kill people. The very people trying to help them, for something that happened a million miles away that doesn't hurt any of them, at all!

    The perpetrators need to be found and executed, all forces withdrawn from the country, and these sensitive little ****s to be left to their own devices.

    No one in that office hurt ANYBODY.

    We can't help a country that cannot help itself. If that's the way they wish to express themselves, then we need to leave them to it.

    Now I understand that these protestors don't represent the entire Afghan population.

    I just think that the whole thing is a lost cause in totality, we're no closer to "winning" now then we were 10 years ago.

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    Re: 8 killed in protest at UN office in Northern Afghanistan

    Some people take God seriously... and some pretend to.

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