Violent protests over the burning of a Koran in Florida flared for a second straight day, with young men rampaging through the streets of this southern capital, flying Taliban flags and wielding sticks. Nine people were killed and 81 injured in the disturbances, all from bullet wounds, according to Abdul Qayoum Pakhla, head of the provincial health department. One of the dead was a police officer. Kandahar has long been the heartland of the Taliban insurgency but has been relatively quiet in recent months since a surge of additional American troops arrived here.
That’s in addition to those killed yesterday. There’s evil aplenty in the rampaging mobs and there’s evil aplenty on the ‘pastor’ hate-monger who served as the flashpoint. And there’s more than enough guilt and shameful behavior to go around too.