Burning an Effigy of Obama, From Our "Allies" Yet

by
Abby Zimet

Students and other protesters
took to the
streets in Afghanistan on Wednesday, burning an effigy of Obama and
chanting "death to foreign forces" after the deaths of 10 civilians,
mostly schoolchildren, from American attacks. How many times must it be
noted: This does not bode well.

"Our demonstration is against those foreigners who have come to our country," said student organizer Safiullah Aminzai.

 

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