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  Tishrei 5, 5771 , 13/09/10

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.

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