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Friday, May 13, 2005

From Afghanistan to Pakistan, Anti USA protests are raging.

--This was all started because of the desecration of the Quran by US soldiers at Gitmo in Cuba.---

Anti-US Protests Spread to Pakistan
The Associated Press

Friday 13 May 2005

Islamabad - Pakistan Pakistan's Islamic groups will hold anti-America rallies across the country later Friday to protest the alleged desecration of Islam's holy book, the Quran, at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a spokesman said.

The demonstrations come two days after thousands of students angered by the reported abuse set fire to shops, offices of aid workers and Pakistan's consulate in the Afghan city of Jalalabad. Seven people were killed in two days of rioting starting Wednesday.

The trouble began after Newsweek magazine reported in its May 9 edition that interrogators at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, placed Qurans in washrooms to unsettle suspects, and in one case "flushed a holy book down the toilet."

Many of those held prisoner at Guantanamo Bay are Muslims who have been arrested during the U.S.-led war against terror in Afghanistan.

Pakistan is a conservative Muslim nation where insults to the Quran and Islam's prophet Muhammad are regarded as blasphemy and punishable by death.


---Gee, wonder whos GREAT IDEA that was...I mean it's bad enough we have locked them away with NO CHARGES and NO TRIAL, and MUCH TORTURE...Now we have to throw thier holy scriptures into the toilet???? WHY DOES THIS NOT SURPRISE ME...?---


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