Thousands of Afghans in anti-Quran-burning protest
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghans set fire to tires in the streets and shouted "Death to America" for a second day Saturday despite a decision by an American pastor to call off plans to burn copies of the Islamic holy book.
The protests, the largest drawing a crowd estimated at more than 10,000 people, continued despite a decision by a Florida pastor to call off plans to burn copies of the Quran on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States that triggered the war in Afghanistan.
Money quote: "The pastor, Terry Jones, told NBC on Saturday that 'we feel that God is telling us to stop' the Quran burning."
So originally it was just your idea, not God's. Thanks for clearing that up. Tell God I said wassup next time you speak to him, btw. I understand you evangelicals have some sort of direct, non-metaphysical channel to him that the rest of us can only access if we have open heart surgery to let Jesus in. Risk of infection is a tad high for me on that front.