KABUL, Afghanistan — Thousands of protesters angry over the purported burning of a Koran by a Florida pastor stormed a United Nations compound Friday in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 12 people, including eight foreigners.
Two of the foreigners were beheaded, Reuters reported. There were unconfirmed reports that the death toll was as high as 20.
The demonstration in Mazar-i-Sharif turned violent when some protesters grabbed weapons from the UN guards and opened fire, then mobbed buildings and set fires on the compound, officials said. Demonstrators also massed in Kabul and the western city of Herat.
So let me get this straight:
They're pissed off at Terry Jones for burning their book of political doctrine, so they protest and kill at least 8 people that had nothing to do with that book burning?
And as far as the folks that did burn the book? The president of Afghanistan wants them "prosecuted". For what? Freedom of expression? And under what - shari'a law? Fuuuuuck you.