Did President Hamid Karzai Provoke Terry Jones–Related Riots in Afghanistan?


That’s what The Christian Science Monitor wonders. After all, there was no reaction to Jones’s March 20 Koran burning for almost two weeks. Then Karzai made a speech condemning Jones, and lo and behold, one day later protesters stormed a U.N. compound in Mazar-e-Sharif, sparking days of riots that eventually killed 22 people. [CS Monitor]