Sunday, September 16, 2012

Old Glory's Revenge: Muslim Protester Dies After Ingesting Smoke From Torched U.S. Flags in Pakistan

Blazing Cat Fur reports, "The Unfathomable Will of Allah: Muslim Dies After Being Made Unwell From Smoke of Burning US Flags at Mo Movie Demo."

And following the links takes us to the International Herald Tribune's Express Tribune, in Pakistan, "Ultimatum to U.S.: ‘Criminalise blasphemy or lose consulate’":

Around 10,000 people participated in the main rally organised on The Mall by the Tehreek Hurmat-i-Rasool (THR). The participants marched from Nila Gumbad to Masjid-i-Shuhada on The Mall. Despite a ban on rallies on The Mall, the road remained blocked for vehicular traffic from noon to 6pm.

The rally was addressed by Jamatud Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, THR head Ameer Hamza, JD leader Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, Pakistan Muslim League (Zia) head Ijazul Haq, Jamaat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) leader Asim Makhdoom and Jamaat Ahle Hadith ameer Hafiz Abdul Ghaffar Ropari.

One of the participants of the rally, Abdullah Ismail, passed away after he was taken to Mayo Hospital. Witnesses said he had complained of feeling unwell from the smoke from US flags burnt at the rally.
He felt "unwell." No doubt. Karma's a bitch.

Also at the New York Times, "Pakistanis Try to Storm U.S. Outpost; One Is Killed." (The "one" killed died of gunfire.)