Suicide attackers stormed a police compound with AK-47s, grenades and an explosives-rigged ambulance in southern Afghanistan Thursday in an escalation of fighting that coincides with demonstrations — some of them deadly — over the burning of a Quran in Florida.
Six Afghan security troopers died in the attack in Kandahar province. Riots in the same province incited by the Quran burning killed 10 people on Saturday, part of a wave of protests that has forced international aid organizations and embassies to virtually lock down their facilities for more than a week. More protests are expected Friday.
Last month's Koran burning in Florida was stupid, idiotic and insensitive.
But, not half as stupid, idiotic and insensitive as responding to the provocation by going on a murderous rampage like a bunch of medieval fanatics.