The world works in mysterious ways…
Several Muslim parties and a Christian group held rallies on Sunday to protest against a movie released in America.
Around 10,000 people participated in the main rally organized on The Mall by the Tehreek Hurmat-i-Rasool (THR). The participants marched from Nila Gumbad to Masjid-i-Shuhada on The Mall. Despite a ban on rallies on The Mall, the road remained blocked for vehicular traffic from noon to 6pm.
The rally was addressed by Jamatud Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, THR head Ameer Hamza, JD leader Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, Pakistan Muslim League (Zia) head Ijazul Haq, Jamaat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) leader Asim Makhdoom and Jamaat Ahle Hadith ameer Hafiz Abdul Ghaffar Ropari.
One of the participants of the rally, Abdullah Ismail, passed away after he was taken to Mayo Hospital. Witnesses said he had complained of feeling unwell from the smoke from US flags burnt at the rally.
And it wasn’t just your run of the mill flag-burning rallies either. The protest, held in Pakistan, featured radicals demanding that the U.S. make laws criminalizing free speech, and insisting that those involved with the movie be hanged publicly.
Meanwhile, the scoreboard reads:
American Flag – 1
Wannabe Jihadi – 0
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Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez, who was once famously stricken with the smell of hope emanating from America when Obama first came into office, is now claiming that the government he runs has infected him, and other Latin American leaders, with cancer.
A day after officials announced the cancer diagnosis of Argentina’s president, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wondered Wednesday if the United States could be infecting the region’s leaders with the illness.
Five current or former Latin American presidents have battled cancer in the past few years, including Chavez himself, who claims to have beaten an unspecified cancer.
Chavez prefaced his remarks at a military event in Caracas by saying, “I don’t want to make any reckless accusations,” but the Venezuelan president said he was concerned by something he finds “very, very, very strange.”
Perhaps delusion is one of the first symptoms suffered when you come to the realization that you’ve gone from accusing George Bush of being the devil, to knowing you’re about to meet the devil.