.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Here come the Quran riots

Parts of the Muslim world are upset over Terry Jones' buring of a Quran last Sunday. So guess who they blame?

From The International, Pakistan:
The Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam announced on Thursday a province-wide protest on Friday (today) against the desecration of the Holy Quran in Florida by a US pastor.

Hundreds of demonstrators of the Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Pakistan and of the Jamaat Ahle Sunnat blocked the road off the KPC and burnt the effigy of the pastor and a US flag.

JUP activists, led by their leader, Qazi Ahmed Noorani, held banners inscribed with anti-US slogans and demanding death sentence to Jones.

Noorani, speaking on the occasion, said that the Zionist forces had hatched a conspiracy against Muslims to incite their religious feelings. He said that Islam never allowed harming of sentiments of people from other religions, but Jones and people like him had always hurt the sentiments of Muslims.
Another version of the story from Pakistan:
Condemning the sacrilegious burning of a copy of the Holy Quran by devilish American pastor Terry Jones, Jamaat-ud-Dawa ameer Hafiz Muhammad Saeed on Monday called it a conspiracy of the zionists and the crusaders working in collusion to disrupt peace and order in the world.

Separately, addressing a Jihad Conference in Jamia Masjid, Qadisiya Town, the Dawa chief said America, India and Israel are scared of Jihad. The Muslim must understand that Jihad is the key to their survival.

Oh, and here's how some Muslims in the area are reacting:
Tension continues to spread in eastern Punjab province where police struggled to control a mob attempting to raid a Full Gospel Assembly church in Lahore.

Two separate mobs headed to the Christian slum on March 22 after different mosques announced that the “church members deliberately burnt the Qur’an transcript in garbage on a US pattern.”

Most of the 250 Christian families in the slum have sent their daughters to relatives for fear of further violence.
Well, it's Friday, and that holy day of prayer is usually the day that we see the most violence. Funny, that.