From the land of Perpetual Outrage came word of protests outside Bagram:
Video Source: france 24, International TV Network
Afghan protests erupt over Koran 'burning' at US Bagram air base AFGHANISTAN, Thousands of Aghans protested at Bagram Air Base, the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan, on Tuesday, as local laborers found out that NATO personnel had been burning Korans at the base. With news of the protest still coming in, MSNBC is reporting that the base saw 2,000-3,000 protesters today. "Afghan demonstrators used slingshots and fired guns in the air while U.S. helicopters responded with flares," reads the MSNBC report. "The demonstrators — shouting "Die, die, foreigners!" — started gathering in the morning after learning of the incident." According to MSNBC and The New York Times, local Bagram employees reportedly found the charred remains of Korans in the trash.
NATO Commander Gen. John R. Allen has already issued an apology for burning. "ISAF personnel at Bagram Air Base improperly disposed of a large number of Islamic religious materials which included Korans," Allen said, referring to NATO's International Security Assistance Force, in The New York Times report, which politely went with Allen's "disposal" euphemism in its headline. "When we learned of these actions, we immediately intervened and stopped them. The materials recovered will be properly handled by appropriate religious authorities."
Take careful note of the idiot near the beginning screaming 'I urge all Muslims to sacrifice themselves..."
Everybody and their dog (but not Bratdog) have rushed to camera to apologise to all the Afghan people, from General Allen, to Panetta to - of course - the Mouth In Chief himself. A directive has also gone out for extra (sensitivity) training for our US Troops on the correct disposal of such reading material.
I reported on this last night on War On Terror News here, and This Ain't Hell has this.
According to the Beeb this morning, at least four protesters have followed the suggestions of the guy in the video telling them to 'sacrifice' themselves. So far, 4 dead and many injured as the second day of the 'any excuse to blame the infidel foreigners and joooooos' noise gets underway.
Over at Jihad Watch is this:
General Allen clearly has now idea how weak and pusillanimous his repeated apologies in this video will make him appear to many, if not most, of "the noble people of Afghanistan." He should know enough about Islamic culture to know that it respects strength and sees apologizing and attempts at conciliation as weakness, only to be despised.
Note also the General's eager endorsement of Sharia provisions regarding treatment of the Qur'an, and unquestioning acceptance of the fundamental proposition that the burning of these Qur'ans was something heinous and to be apologized for in the first place. He makes no attempt whatsoever, even in the gentlest way, to suggest that rioting and calling for killing people because of the burning of these books is irrational, unjustifiable behavior.
And even though his assumption of a duty to enforce Sharia in this case is a matter of tactics, not belief, it is unwise: it will not win the hearts and minds of Afghans, and it sets yet another bad precedent for the responsibility of Infidel authorities vis-a-vis Sharia....
What if 2,000 Americans rioted and protested against General Allen's imbecility? Would we get an apology, too? An apology for the waste of the "nation-building" exercise in Afghanistan, and for the U.S. Government's bowing to Sharia? Are violent and irrational voices the only ones that U.S. authorities heed?...
Good question, and go read the rest of that here.
So MY question is this: When are we going to see all those *moderate" muslims angrily rallying against burning of Christian Holy Books (ya, know, like the Bible), and when are we going to hear reported - breathlessly and earnestly by the msm, of course - on "thousands rallying chanting "Die, Muslims, Die!" for the depraved killings of children and the ongoing murder of Christians around the world by demented disciples of the religion of peace and followers of the Koran?
Here, let me start the rallying protest cry: Die, Muslims, Die!