Protesters Torch Uncle Sam After Red Mosque Thrashing

There were dueling protests today in Pakistan following the thrasing on the Red Mosque.

The radical Islamists were outraged over the government crackdown on the militant mosque and madrassa that was harboring terrorists, kidnapping citizens, shooting soldiers, and threatening the nation with Sharia Law.

They burnt effigies of Musharraf and Uncle Sam to show their displeasure:

Pakistani activists of the hardline Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), torch an effigy of President Pervez Musharraf along with a US flag during a protest rally in Lahore. Muslim protesters vented their fury at Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, burning his effigy and an “Uncle Sam” puppet and vowing to avenge this week’s deadly Red Mosque raid.(AFP/Arif Ali)

And, there were the other protests…
There were also protests in support of the Musharraf government.

Supporters of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf chant slogans as they show their support for government’s action against a radical mosque in Hyderabad, 160 km (100 miles) from Karachi July 13, 2007. A leader of an alliance of Pakistani religious parties condemned on Friday an army assault on a radical mosque, which he described as the darkest chapter in the country’s history, and called for protests. The banner reads ” we salute Pakistani security forces”. (REUTERS/Akram Shahid)

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