Violent Protests in Afghanistan, Blame Karzai?

Monday, April 04, 2011

The U.S. media disregarded the March 21st Quran burning at Terry Jones' Florida church. However, on March 24th, Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai released a press statement calling for the pastor to come to justice. This statement set off a wave of violent protests in Afghanistan, which have killed dozens of people. Christine Fair, assistant professor at Georgetown's Center for Peace and Security Studies contextualizes Karzai's actions and the resulting violence. 

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Christine Fair

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