Friday, September 21, 2012

Pakistani 'Day of Love' protests turn deadly

By RIAZ KHAN, Associated Press - Friday, September 21, 2012
A demonstrator brandishes a stick near burning police vehicles during protests in Karachi on Friday. (AFP photo)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Protests over an anti-Muslim film turned violent Friday across Pakistan, with police firing tear gas and live ammunition at thousands of demonstrators who threw rocks and set fire to buildings. At least 17 people were killed and dozens were injured.
Muslims also marched in at least a half-dozen other countries, with some burning American flags and effigies of U.S. President Barack Obama.
Will these deadly protests in Pakistan and elsewhere in the Middle East spill over into Iraq?  Will the cities of the land of Babylon -- the modern-day nation of Iraq -- burn as prophesied by Jeremiah the hebrew prophet? -- "'I shall set fire to his cities, and it will devour all his environs... the broad wall of Babylon will be completely razed, and her high gates will be set on fire; so the peoples will toil for nothing, and the nations become exhausted (because of the) fire," (Jer 50:32; 51:58).



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