The video below is a composite made by Vlad Tepes from a TV news report, some raw footage of a mob burning President Obama in effigy, and original Vlad commentary.
Over the last three days Afghanistan has exploded in violent demonstrations. Mobs have taken to the streets in Mazar-i-Sharif, Kandahar, Kabul, and other cities, protesting the burning of a Koran last month at the Dove World Outreach Center in Florida. According to one report, police fired into a mob in Kandahar today, killing at least a hundred people.
The blame for all of this is laid at the feet of Pastor Terry Jones, who oversaw the burning of the Koran. Muslim leaders, including Afghan President Hamid Karzai, have called for Mr. Jones to be “brought to justice”. Based on President Obama’s statement yesterday, his administration must be searching frantically right now for a federal statute under which Koran-burners could be charged.
I’ll be writing more about this topic later on, but for right now, watch Vlad’s video: