News Briefs

  9/13/2010, Tishrei 5, 5771

Quran Backlash: Protesters Burn US Flag, Effigies of Obama

Muslim rioters in Asia burned effigies of U.S. President Barack Obama in protests over the “desecration of the Quran.” Sixteen people, including a 13-year-old boy, were killed in the riots. In Iran, thousands of protesters burned the American flag.

In Indian-controlled Kashmir and Afghanistan, one Protestant-run mission was burned down, according to the Indian website The Pioneer.