Kabul – Hundreds of students protested Tuesday at Kabul University against the burning of a Koran by a US church. In the fifth day of anti-US protests in Afghanistan, the students chanted slogans like ‘Death to America and Jews.’ Students from different universities gathered at the university premises Tuesday morning, calling on the US government to bring pastor Terry Jones, who oversaw the burning on March 20, to justice. ‘This is an inhuman and despicable act against all Muslims throughout the world,’ Naser Tayeb, one of the demonstrators told the German Press Agency dpa. ‘We will continue protesting unless the church preacher is tried in the court.’ ‘We want a peaceful demonstration,’ Tayeb, a student of Islamic law at Kabul University, said, adding they would extend their protests to other universities and the capital as well. Jones’ Florida church burned a copy of the Koran last month which has sparked violent protests across Afghanistan. The act was condemned by world leaders, including US President Barack Obama who described the burning as a ‘act of extreme intolerance and bigotry.’ At least 23 people including seven foreign staff of the United Nations have been killed and nearly 150 civilians and police injured in four days of demonstrations. President Hamid Karzai said Sunday the US president and Congress should condemn the burning and make sure such an act is not repeated.
Lets see 23 people have been killed and 150 injured. It must be the religion of peace we are seeing. How dare Karzai say we should condemn the burning of the koran. Obama also sounds very intolerant when he calls someone burning a book a ‘act of extreme intolerance and bigotry.’ I guess the Muslims are now running America and telling us what to do. Everyone is condemning this guy who burned the koran and really do not have much to say about those peace-loving muslims who continue to kill in the name of whatever. I am sick and tired of their crap.
America needs to stand up and stop genuflecting to these peace-loving muslims. This is also a very peace-loving statement from Afghanistan students, ‘Death to America and Jews.” I hope we are not sending U.S. aid to their college to help them get an education. WOW!!!!
I would love to hear from American Muslims speak up about freedom to burn a koran or talk crap about Allah in America. They might not agree, but it would be nice to hear them say, we are Americans and that’s the way we roll in America.
The blood is not on the guy who burned a book, but on those that continue to kill in the name of Allah.———-Paul Schrader