Pakistan lawmakers condemn US Quran burning
[Dawn] Pakistain's upper house of parliament on Tuesday passed a unanimous resolution condemning the burning of Koran's at a US base in Afghanistan and demanding that those responsible be punished.

"This house demands investigation and punishment for those who were responsible for this deplorable act," the resolution said, passed four days after elections widened the main ruling party's representation in the Senate.

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will have to take steps to stop such irresponsible acts in the future," added the resolution, presented by Nayyar Bukhari, leader in the Senate from President Asif Ali President Ten Percent Zardari's
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Pakistain People's Party.

Violent anti-US protests over the Koran burning
...One of the basic tenets of Islam is that once a Koran has been printed it is expected to last for all time, no matter how old, ratty, and smelly other, lesser holy books may become. Should it actually become necessary to put a Koran out of its misery there is a ritual that includes extensive charivari, featuring long drawn-wailing and head bonking, ritual wife beating, and the sacrifice of dozens of women's noses and pubic lips. When the actual disposal has been completed there is a prescribed period of celebratory gun sex with the expectation of a minimum of two hundred casualties. Should actual infidels dispose of a Koran, Islamic custom calls for three weeks of rioting and a minimum of three dozen dead, which is a holdover from the days of Moloch worship...
killed 40 people in Afghanistan, plunging relations between NATO members and their Afghan allies to an all-time low and forcing US President Barack Obama
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to apologise.

Protests also spilled over into neighbouring Pakistain, where the resolution was passed at a farewell session for the outgoing Senate.

Pakistain's parliament is tentatively expected to review the country's own troubled alliance with the United States later this month at a joint session that has been repeatedly delayed.

The review is considered key to getting Pak-US diplomatic relations onto a more solid footing after US air strikes killed 24 Pak soldiers on November 26 and brought the relationship to its lowest point in years.

Posted by: Fred 2012-03-07