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all of this over a flipping BOOK. Thank goodness pakistan has nuclear weapons thumbd.gif fropm msbc

 

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Six Christians killed over Quran claims

In eastern Pakistan, homes torched over allegations holy book was defiled

The Associated Press

updated 10:54 a.m. ET, Sat., Aug 1, 2009

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ISLAMABAD - Days of rioting between Christians and Muslims in eastern Pakistan following allegations that a Quran was defiled escalated Saturday, leaving six Christians dead, including a child, authorities said.

Members of a banned Muslim organization began torching Christian homes in the Punjabi city of Gora on Thursday after accusing them of desecrating pages from Islam's holy book, Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti said.

"There is no truth in the allegation," he told The Associated Press, adding that he had himself visited Gojra on Friday and asked police to provide protection to Christians who were facing threats.

He accused the police of ignoring his instructions and said hundreds of radical Muslims on Saturday burned more Christians homes and killed six, including four women and a child.

Television footage from the scene showed houses burning and streets strewn with debris and blackened furniture as mobs ran at each other. Local media also reported gunfights had broken out between Christian and Muslim communities and that rioters had blocked the local railway line.

Pakistan is predominantly a Sunni Muslim state where Christians are a tiny minority. Although the two sides generally live peacefully, since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the U.S., pro-Taliban militants have periodically targeted churches and Christians, suspecting them of sympathizing with Washington.

'Miscreants and extremists'

Bhatti said the attackers belonged to the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba group, which is accused of launching attacks against the security forces and carrying out bombs attacks at public places in the country in recent years.

Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah said authorities had investigated the allegation of a Quran being defaced "and our initial reports say that there has not been any incident of desecration."

Sanaullah said that although the situation had calmed down by Friday, "some miscreants and extremists entered the city today and pushed people toward armed clashes."

Another minister, Dost Mohammad Khosa, said the issue of the alleged desecration had been settled.

"Today, somebody opened fire at a peaceful rally that was passing by a Christian neighborhood. That made things worse. We are sure some miscreant elements have tried to exploit the situation," he said.

Faislabad Commissioner Tahir Hussain told local television that representatives of the two communities were to meet later Saturday in an effort to calm the situation.

"Let's hope for the best. The emotions of the Muslims are very high," he said. "And the Christians again they have faced the wrath and they have faced the casualties, and their emotions are also very high."

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TS - let me know of a single incident whereupon someone was killed because they burned the flag.... Just one.

 

"Islam - the religion of peace and they'll kill you to prove it".

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View PostHas any body stood in front of christian church on a sunday and torn pages out of a bible to see the reaction of the faithful?

 

Sinead got death threats for tearing up a pic of the Pope on SNL.

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View PostTS - let me know of a single incident whereupon someone was killed because they burned the flag.... Just one.

 

 

I said that Americans just aren't as passionate about things as other cultures. We don't even get worked up over sporting events enough to riot. White middle class folks are so awfully bland, about as exciting as drywall. So yeah, I doubt anyone's ever been killed for defiling the flag, raising such a ruckus simply isn't in the white man's genes anymore. It's more important to conform, comply and do as they are told.

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View PostI said that Americans just aren't as passionate about things as other cultures. We don't even get worked up over sporting events enough to riot. White middle class folks are so awfully bland, about as exciting as drywall. So yeah, I doubt anyone's ever been killed for defiling the flag, raising such a ruckus simply isn't in the white man's genes anymore. It's more important to conform, comply and do as they are told.

 

 

Or could it be that we are growing above blind idolatry of flags and books?

 

A flag is a symbol conveying an idea and a book conveys ideas. Is either idea damaged by the destruction of its symbol, or does the idea transcend the symbol?

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View PostOr could it be that we are growing above blind idolatry of flags and books?

 

 

I doubt it. Americans want to alter their own Constitution to ban flag desecration. A violation of their blessed First Amendment according to most legal and constitutional scholars. That's pretty darned emotional for white bread Americans. It's the closest they get to having a good soccer riot.

 

View PostIs either idea damaged by the destruction of its symbol, or does the idea transcend the symbol?

 

 

Don't go trying that argument on conservatives. They get downright irritable on the subject of flag desecration. They might just call you some nasty names over that idea.

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View PostI doubt it. Americans want to alter their own Constitution to ban flag desecration. A violation of their blessed First Amendment according to most legal and constitutional scholars. That's pretty darned emotional for white bread Americans. It's the closest they get to having a good soccer riot.

 

Don't go trying that argument on conservatives. They get downright irritable on the subject of flag desecration. They might just call you some nasty names over that idea.

 

 

Must be why they hang on to all their other worn out icons

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Looks like you guys approve, or at least don't disapprove, of this particular group of muslims actions. Some of you guys really do the mental gymnastics to accept the unacceptable.

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