Protests Spread In Afghanistan Over Quran Burning Incident In US

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Six more people were reported dead and 46 others wounded when a rally against the Quran burning incident at a Florida church turned violent on Saturday morning in Kandahar, Afghanistan. According to media reports, over 100 people took part in this rally and the demonstrators condemned burning of Quran and chanted death to American pastor. The protest began peacefully, but the demonstrators turned violent, burning a school and several vehicles.

Eight people had died yesterday when a protest attacked the UN offices in Mazar-e-Sharif. The incident has put th UN mission in Afghanistan at risk. Florida pastor Terry Jones who is responsible for Quran burning stated on BBC yesterday “We must take a serious, serious look at Islam.” He added “It’s a violent religion that promotes acts of violence, I believe we need to bring this before the UN.”