Friday, May 27, 2005

Get your priorities straight here, people!

"The defilement of our holy book is outrageous because we consider it to be the word of God," thundered Asiya Andrabi, head of the women's group Daughters of the Community, through her veil. "Guantanamo Bay is a cage. It is not a prison."

More than 15,000 people took to the streets of Pakistan's largest cities. A demonstration in the capital of Islamabad began in a tense atmosphere, just hours after a bomb at a Muslim shrine killed at least 20 people at an annual celebration. The motive for the suspected suicide bombing was not immediately clear.

"We condemn sacrilege of the Quran by U.S. extremists," read one banner draped across a bus while protest leaders chanted into loudspeakers during a rally of at least 2,000 in Islamabad.

So let's get this straight. A bomb goes off in a mosque killing twenty people in their midst and the demonstration over the Koran being flushed down a toilet (not a likely scenario, let's face it, unless the prisoners have some kind of super toilet)continues?

See christopher hitchens article in slate on this subject..


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