Ten dead in Afghan Koran burning protests – Yahoo! News

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Reuters – At least 10 people have been killed and 83 wounded in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials said on Saturday, on a second day of violent protests over the burning of a Koran by a radical fundamentalist Christian in the United States.

via Ten dead in Afghan Koran burning protests – Yahoo! News.

So, this guy keeps threatening to burn Korans, and we have concrete proof of actual deaths resulting from his speech/expression, which is in general nothing but inflammatory in nature. Meanwhile, Julian Assange’s head is being called for by a number of world leaders, even though there have yet to be any deaths resulting from his speech/publishing, and even though he was merely running a journalistic company seeking free and open government. I’m all for the First Amendment in both cases, but if we’re going to pick and choose, I don’t particularly think we’re doing a very good job of it… Just my two cents.

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