All over reports are blaming Terry Jones' support for the burning of a Koran ~ for the beheading of two people. Let's face it it is far easier to burn a book ~ any book than to physically behead a person.
I think we are going to have to take a serious look at immigration and Islam's place in the west. Particularly to do with freedoms versus the Shari'a.
The focus is on Mr Jones ~ but in any Muslim nation ~ there is systematic intolerance against Christians at state level ~ under sharia based laws ~ Christians cannot enjoy equality with Muslims. Is this the Islam we are being asked to respect?
With Islam we are becoming like the abused wife ~ careful that the things we say and do ~ don't send them off into a murderous rage.
What sort of respect is this.
We need to decide whether it is people we want to respect or an archaic system of religious law and justice.
Florida pastor Terry Jones has not apologised for a Koran burning stunt last month that led to the murders of up to 20 people in northern Afghanistan yesterday.
Indeed the head of the Dove World Outreach Center, the man whom many hold responsible for instigating the wave of protests, remained defiant over his decision to hold the Koran burning - saying it was time for 'Islam to be held accountable'.
At least seven United Nations staff were murdered - two by beheading - after extremists stormed their compound in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
The mob beheaded two U.N. guards, seized their weapons and began shooting those inside the compound after a demonstration against Koran burnings in the U.S. turned violent.
Mr Jones, who ignored international warnings that his actions would undoubtedly lead to violent reprisals, said the blame laid at the feet of the attackers.
He said: 'We must hold these countries and people accountable for what they have done as well as for any excuses they may use to promote their terrorist activities. The time has come to hold Islam accountable.
'Our United States government and our President must take a close, realistic look at the radical element Islam. Islam is not a religion of peace.
'We demand action from the United Nations. Muslim dominated countries can no longer be allowed to spread their hate against Christians and minorities.'
The Taliban has reportedly claimed responsibility for the killings, saying they were part of a campaign of violence in the run up to presidential elections.
The bloodshed is the worst attack on the U.N. in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001.
At least four Afghan workers were also killed and officials fear the total death toll could rise to 20.
The rampage began when more than 1,000 protesters flooded into the streets after Friday prayers, where they heard reports about the Koran burnings in America last month.
After slaying the guards, the armed mob scaled the compound's blast walls before setting fire to a guard tower and several other buildings.
An Afghan police source, who asked not to be named, said the chief of the mission in the city was wounded but survived. [..]