That’s what one is to expect with people who are all in a lather over mo-toons, but not about Muslims butchering other people in the hundreds of thousands while they plow under churches and other holy sites.
Growing anger across Muslim world over Charlie Hebdo magazine as hundreds of thousands march in Chechnya and Iranians chant ‘Death to France’ (but Pakistanis mistakenly burn the wrong flag)
Protesters gathered in the main market square in Bannu, Pakistan, chanting ‘Death to the government of France’, before setting fire to an effigy of the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and an effigy of the editor of Charlie Hedbo magazine
Scenes of chaos broke out across the Muslim world today as hundreds of thousands of protesters burned flags and effigies in anger over the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Protesters gathered in the main market square in Bannu, Pakistan, chanting ‘Death to the government of France’, before setting fire to dozens of French flags and an effigy of the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
As the anger mounted, some demonstrators even set fire to an inverted Italian flag, which they mistakenly thought belonged to France.
A second effigy destroyed in the protest was said to represent the editor of the Charlie Hebdo, the magazine which was subject to a brutal attack earlier this month, after two masked jihadist gunmen stormed the Paris headquarters and killed 12 people.
The dramatic scenes came as more than 2,000 Iranians protested outside the French embassy in Tehran, shouting ‘Death to French’ and urging the ambassador to be expelled.
Hundreds of thousands of people also gathered in the Russian region of Chechnya, amid growing anger over the publication’s depiction of the Prophet Mohammed.