Muslims angered by Koran burning

Afghan men stand near pieces of wood and tyres which they set on fire during a protest outside the U.S. military base in Bagram. | Reuters

The episode occurred Monday at Bagram Airfield and sparked demonstrations Tuesday. | Reuters

By AUSTIN WRIGH

Muslims in the United States are responding with a “collective shaking of the head” to the burning of Korans at a military base in Afghanistan, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Tuesday.

Muslims in the United States are responding with a “collective shaking of the head” to the burning of Korans at a military base in Afghanistan, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Tuesday.

“You’d think after so many years there would be some lessons learned about cultural and religious sensitivity, but apparently not,” Ibrahim Hooper told POLITICO. “Whenever you have forces in a region where there’s growing hostility to your presence, these kinds of incidents are going to result.” the entire article at source