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One shot dead in Koran protest in A[f]ghan north
10 Sep 2010 09:26:40 GMT
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Sept 10 – One man was shot dead when protesters, angry over plans by a U.S. pastor to burn copies of the Koran, attacked a NATO base in Afghanistan‘s north on Friday, a provincial government spokesman said.
A crowd, estimated at 10,000 by a spokesman for the Badakhshan province governor, had earlier poured into the streets after special Eid prayers. Some later hurled stones at a NATO base run by Germans and a protester was shot when troops inside opened fire, spokesman Amin Sohail said.
A spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Kabul said ISAF was aware of protests in Faizabad, the capital of Badakhshan, and were investigating.
(Reporting by Ahmad Elham and Sayed Salahuddin; Editing by Paul Tait and Nick Macfie)
In corporate media, you hear a lot about free speech for the “Reverend” Terry Jones and other anti-Muslim bigots. You hear a lot less about free speech for Afghan and other Muslims. I am not aware of NATO killing any anti-Muslim bigot anywhere. It seems that Afghan lives are a lot cheaper to NATO.
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