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"Death To Obama": Afghans Protest Florida Pastor's Plan To Burn The Koran

News of Pastor Terry Jones' plan to burn Korans has reached Afghanistan.
Hundreds of Afghans shouted anti-American slogans and called for President Obama’s death at a rally yesterday to denounce an American church’s plans to burn the Islamic holy book to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The crowd in Kabul, numbering as many as 500, chanted "long live Islam" and "death to America." The protesters listened to fiery speeches from members of Parliament, provincial council deputies, and Islamic clerics, who criticized the United States and demanded the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country.
The commander of U.S forces in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petaeus, says the Florida nutjob in endangering the lives of American troops. ""It is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems. Not just here, but everywhere in the world we are engaged with the Islamic community." The National Association of Evangelicals has denounced Jones, who claims he's gotten over 100 death threats.

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