Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Cartoon Protesters Direct Anger at U.S.

This story has got to take the cake:

Police killed four people Wednesday as Afghans enraged over drawings of the Prophet Muhammad marched on a U.S. military base in a volatile southern province, directing their anger not against Europe but America.

The U.S. base was targeted because the United States "is the leader of Europe and the leading infidel in the world," said Sher Mohammed, a 40-year-old farmer who suffered a gunshot wound while taking part in the demonstration in the city of Qalat.

"They are all the enemy of Islam. They are occupiers in our country and must be driven out," Mohammed said. [AP]
The US is leader of Europe? Wow! I had no idea. And all this time I thought Europe simply hated us American cowboys and wanted noting to do with our pesky little war against militant Islam.

But on the serious side, Sher Mohammed reveals an important part of the jihadist's playbook. He and his fellow jihadists may hate Europe and Israel, but America alone is the "Great Satan."

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