In Afghanistan, Rioting Over Koran-Burning Continues

Monday, February 27, 2012

A Pakistan man pulls on a rope around the neck of a demonstrator wearing a mask of US President Barack Obama during an anti-US protest in Karachi on February 26, 2012. (RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Despite an apology from President Obama, protests and violence following the destruction of several Korans and other religious artifacts by U.S. troops have continued in Afghanistan and Pakistan. 30 people have been killed thus far, including four U.S. troops. As one of the most offensive possible acts, the unrest over this burning shows no signs of stopping.

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, joins the program to discuss the religious sentiments behind the unrest.

Guests:

Akbar Ahmed

Produced by:

Mythili Rao

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