Message to America: This is Not Really About Mad Pastor Jones (The Frontier Post, Pakistan)

Message to America: This is Not Really About Mad Pastor Jones (The Frontier Post, Pakistan)

Peshawar : Pakistan | Apr 04, 2011 at 8:59 PM PDT
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Why has there been such a fierce reaction in Afghanistan to the belated announcement that U.S. Pastor Terry Jones decided to burn a Quran after all? According to this editorial from Pakistan's Frontier Post, the reason is a simple one: a loss of patience with foreign invaders.

The Frontier Post editorial says in part:

"The occupiers would do themselves, Afghans and the region a lot a good, if they would interpret these demonstrations correctly. ... The protestors were raising slogans against the Americans, which is understandable given that the wicked profaner was an American pastor. But notably, they were also screaming slogans for all occupiers to leave, and even reportedly tried to besiege bases of coalition forces. That is apart from fatally attacking the U.N.'s Mazar-i-Sharif facility.

"This is a manifestation of the growing resentment on the part of the Afghan people against continued foreign occupation. And it would be major blunder of the occupying militaries and their political bosses not to take note of this reality. … The U.S.-led occupiers would do well to understand that Afghan patience with their occupation has run out."

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