Quran burning in Afghanistan: Anti-US protests spread to Pakistan

The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan

Credit: Xpress Tribune

By AFP
Published: February 24, 2012
 

ISLAMABAD: Hundreds of religious and hardline activists took to the streets on Friday to demonstrate against the burning of the Holy Quran at a US airbase in neighbouring Afghanistan.

Demonstrators shouted “death to America” and called on Pakistani leaders, US allies in the Afghan war, to resign with rallies organised in Islamabad, Karachi and Multan, AFP reporters said.

In Islamabad, the general secretary of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) demanded that the Islamic world should review its relations with the United States.

“We will not allow Americans to ridicule our religion and our holy Holy Quran,” Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri told the crowd, asking the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) to convene a special session to condemn the incident.

Readmore

Categories: Asia, Pakistan

1 reply

  1. God save the world from Mullahs of the time who do not leave any stone unturned to exploit in the name of Islam to enrich their vested political interests

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.