Peaceful Kashmiri Muslims respond to Koran desecration by burning down a Christian school

This was as predictable as the sunrise:

At least 13 protesters died Monday when Indian police clashed with tens of thousands of Kashmiris who took to the streets and torched a Christian missionary school in demonstrations fueled by reports of Quran burnings in the United States….

Agence France-Presse reports that the protests began after video of people in Washington tearing up a Quran was shown on Indian television. Nobody was inside the church-run school in Tangmarg village, 25 miles west of Srinagar, when it was torched, reports Agence France-Presse, but resultant clashes with security killed one officer and three protesters. Protesters chanted “Death to the US!” and “Death to Quran desecrators!”


Brian Saint-Paul was the editor and publisher of Crisis Magazine. He has a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Religious Studies from the Catholic University of America, in Washington. D.C. In addition to various positions in journalism and publishing, he has served as the associate director of a health research institute, a missionary, and a private school teacher. He lives with his wife in a historic Baltimore neighborhood, where he obsesses over Late Antiquity.

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