Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Footnote to last post....

From Reuters:

Protesters Stone Nepal Mosque After Iraq Killings
Wed Sep 1, 2004 02:22 AM ET
KATHMANDU (Reuters) -
Dozens of people threw stones at a mosque in Kathmandu and tried to set it on fire on Wednesday to protest against the killing of 12 Nepalis in Iraq.

Nepali police lobbed teargas shells as more than 1,000 demonstrators, some carrying Buddhist flags, burned tires at a main intersection 200 yards from the Jame Masjid mosque in the heart of the capital, Kathmandu.

Police cordoned off the mosque, which was obscured from afar by thick clouds of smoke rising from burning tires on roads leading to the building while riot police put up barricades on nearly empty streets.

"Demonstrators entered the mosque, threw stones and partially damaged it," police official Binod Singh told Reuters.

"They tried to set the building on fire but police intervened and prevented them. The building has been cleared. No one was injured.

It ain't just dumb cowboy American rednecks getting fed up. According to Al-Jazeera the protesters were chanting "Down With Islam".

According to the same article..

About 3.5 percent of Nepal's 27 million people are Muslim.

"This inhuman act is against Islam," a Nepali Islamic group said in a statement on the killing of the 12, the largest number of foreign captives killed at one time by militants in Iraq.

We need to be hearing a lot more of that. Like in big demonstrations by Muslims who feel that way against the terrorists. I'm waiting....

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