Afghans protest outside Bagram air base, saying Muslim holy books were burnt, as local chief appeals for calm.
I thought Jones lived in Florida? How did he (or his insanity) manage to make it all the way to Afghanistan?
The US commander of international troops in Afghanistan ordered an investigation on Tuesday into the improper disposal of a large number of Islamic religious materials, including Qur’ans, at an American air base north of Kabul. More than 60 Afghans staged a morning demonstration outside the sprawling military installation saying the Muslim holy books had been burnt. “We are thoroughly investigating the incident and are taking steps to ensure this does not ever happen again,” US General John Allen, the top commander of US and Nato troops in Afghanistan, said in a statement. “I assure you, I promise you, this was not intentional in any way.” Allen said he received a report during the night that people working for the military coalition improperly disposed of the religious materials. He did not elaborate.
After everything that’s happened I wonder who’s big idea it was to incite anger for no reason whatsoever…