Violence at Afghan anti-Islam film protest

2012-09-17 09:02

Kabul — Police say hundreds of people are burning cars and throwing rocks toward a military camp on the outskirts of the Afghan capital in a protest against an anti-Islam film that has caused uproar across the Muslim world.

Police officer Azizullah says there were as many as 800 people swarming the main thoroughfare of Jalalabad road near a US military base on Monday morning. He says police shot into the air to hold them back. Azizullah goes by only one name.

At the scene, the crowd is also burning shipping containers and tires. Provincial Police Chief Daoud Amin says at least one police vehicle has been burned.

Police say the crowds were shouting "Death to America!" and "Death to those people who have made a film and insulted our Prophet!"

  • allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-09-17 09:18

    Muslims appear to be far more concerned about perceived slights to their religion than about the atrocities committed daily in its name. Our accommodation of this psychopathic skewing of priorities has, more and more, taken the form of craven and blinkered acquiescence. There is an uncanny irony here that many have noticed. The position of the Muslim community in the face of all provocations seems to be: Islam is a religion of peace, and if you say that it isn’t, we will kill you. Of course, the truth is often more nuanced, but this is about as nuanced as it ever gets: Islam is a religion of peace, and if you say that it isn’t, we peaceful Muslims cannot be held responsible for what our less peaceful brothers and sisters do. When they burn your embassies or kidnap and slaughter your journalists, know that we will hold you primarily responsible and will spend the bulk of our energies criticizing you for “racism” and “Islamophobia.”

  • gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-09-17 09:23

    Islam is no good for man, woman or child.

      bose.knows.7 - 2012-09-17 09:39

      hash you can scream jihad until you blue in the face. It won't protect you when fighter pilots drop bombs on your vile attitude. islam should be banned worldwide.

      michael.barns.1 - 2012-09-17 09:47

      its cheaper to drop bacon and porno mags than drop bombs.. infact just release a big herd of swine! Would have saved billions in Iraq and Afghanistan! haha

      jaba.kov - 2012-09-17 10:01

      jihaad is on? 80% of Muslims killed violently in the last 60 years died at the hands of fellow Muslims!! did you know that Hash? Do some research… Its time you switched 'jihaad' off! Because Islam is being torn apart by Islam, not by the West!

      carmen.erlebach - 2012-09-17 10:01

      Poor little hash is throwing a temper tantrum because somebody insulted his imaginary friend. Ag shame. What a child.

  • cj.venter - 2012-09-17 09:57

    all religions teach the same thing...GOD IS LOVE, DO NOT KILL, LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR...yet all religious people are quick to use violence and even death as their tool to defend what they believe... Anybody for a dose of Irony?

      jaba.kov - 2012-09-17 10:11

      are you sure Venter... have a look at this: The Onion posted a cartoon of Moses, Jesus, Ganesh and Buddha having an orgy on a bed of clouds... the heading was "No One Murdered Because Of This Image",29553/

      Adriaan - 2012-09-17 10:12

      Yes, again their religion justifies the most immoral and inhumane actions. And they want to tell be I must have religion to be a better person!

      raymon.mcnelly - 2012-09-17 11:31

      Wow cj, you have just made a crater out of yourself ...

  • zaks2217 - 2012-09-17 13:59

    These muslims are so naïve they don't realise that the media is hungry for any piece of news they might get to fuel this film escapade.. They make people think Islam is a violent religion and all these idiots do is just solidify that assumption. Its a very well played strategy. Muslims must wake up and not take the bait.

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-09-17 16:11

      The video was posted in July and only picked up on by an contraversial Eqyptian journalist who peddled it to the Islamic world dispite the littany of other material available.

      joe.mase.7 - 2012-09-18 03:59

      @Allcover... - based on your comment, it appears that the intention WAS to provoke a response. The type of response was expected, what was the reason to provoke this ?

  • zaks2217 - 2012-09-17 14:28

    In fact I think the difference between muslims there and in SA is the exposure to the havoc the US has dealt in the middle east, in SA we see a different attitude and learned people to guide the masses. Also our history played a big role in shaping us as a people. I suppose one would not worry about being rational after you see your own mother being shot in front of you. Human nature. We must also understand the context in those countries. Muslims or not. This film is merely fuel to the already raging fire. What do u expect?? Give america a kiss and say thank you?!

      joe.mase.7 - 2012-09-18 04:01

      @Willem - why would you want to provoke such an action - Are you bored at home? Would you like a job at Woolies?

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