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-Afghanistan Erupts in Protest over Quran Burnings at Bagram Airbase

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

                   (Quran -Photo credit: manitoon) Allegations that NATO troops at Bagram airbase had set fire to dozens of copies of the Quran sent thousands of Afghans into a frenzied protest against the foreign troops but particularly against America. The base guards shot rubber bullets into the crowd to control the situation as the mob shouted […]

-UPDATE: At Least 22 Killed So Far in Quran Burning Protests

Monday, April 4th, 2011

According to reports 2 more died on Sunday in Afghanistan during the continuing protests over the Quran burning in Florida. This brings the total count of deaths to at least 22 along with hundreds of injuries. The most popular prevailing slogans for the protesters were: “Long live the Taliban” and “Death to America” Meanwhile the […]

-Afghan Red Cross Worker to be Hanged for Converting to Christianity

Monday, February 7th, 2011

                                                (Image via Wikipedia) AFGHANISTAN: An Afghan physiotherapist will be executed soon for converting to Christianity. A judge recently told him that he would be hanged within days unless he converted back to Islam. Said Musa, 45, has been held in a prison in Kabul for the last 8 months where he claims that he […]

-Afghanistan: Christian Faces Trial and Potential Death for Conversion

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

(Afghan Emblem via Wikipedia) An Afghan Christian, Said Musa, was arrested and has been in jail for months for converting to Christianity from Islam. Afghan officials announced on Sunday that his case would be tried this week sometime. Musa could be facing a  potential death penalty for becoming a Christian. The Afghan Constitution supposedly supports […]

-Gen. Petraeus: Church Quran Burning Endangers Troops

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) The top US General in Afghanistan says that the planned burning of Qurans by a Florida church on September 11 could damage the war effort there and put the lives of American troops in danger. Gen. David Petraeus said in an interview that the Taliban would exploit the demonstration for propaganda purposes […]

-Afghanistan: Taliban Used Facebook Page to Track Doctors?

Monday, August 16th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) More on the Medical team that was slaughtered by the Taliban. It appears that the assailants used info gleaned from the group’s Facebook page to track them to the Nuristan area. From the NY Post: Intelligence sources told The Sunday Times it appears the Taliban tracked the medical team for days. Other […]