Ten UN Workers Slaughtered in Afghanistan Attack Over Koran Burning in US
The Religion of Peace strikes again…
Afghan protesters were voicing their anger over the burning of the Koran by US pastor Wayne Sapp…
So they slaughtered 10 UN workers. (AFP)
Ten United Nations workers were murdered today by demonstrators protesting the burning of the Koran in the United States.
Ten foreign UN workers were killed on Friday in an attack on the UN headquarters in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif by demonstrators protesting at the burning of the Koran by a US pastor, police told AFP.
“Ten (UN) people have been killed by the protesters (…) All the killed are foreigners,” police spokesman Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai said.
A spokesman for the UN mission in Kabul, Don McNorton, said: “We are aware of an incident in our Mazar office, we are currently working to ascertain all the facts.”
Afghanistan had condemned the “disrespectful and abhorrent” burning of the Koran by evangelical preacher Pastor Wayne Sapp in a Florida church, calling it an effort to incite tension between religions.
President Hamid Karzai called on the United States to bring those responsible for the burning of the Islamic holy book on March 21 to justice.
Sapp set light to a Koran under the supervision of Terry Jones, who last year drew condemnation over his aborted plan to burn a pile of the holy books to mark the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Jones cancelled his plans under enormous pressure from world leaders including US President Barack Obama, but the mere threat to burn the Muslim holy book sparked large protests in Afghanistan, where the UN and aid groups warned that civilians and aid workers in the country could be killed if the pastor went ahead.
Una Moore at the UN Dispatch says it is time for the UN to leave Afghanistan.