Afghanistan wants NATO to put on public trial those who burned copies of the Quran at a NATO base, President Hamid Karzai's office said Thursday, after a third day of bloody protests over the incident.
Copies of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, were burned in a pile of garbage at a sprawling U.S. military base north of Kabul. [Details]
Thousands of Afghan people staged protest demonstration for second day on Wednesday over a report that U.S. soldiers burnt copies of the Muslim holy book Koran. [Details]
Pentagon chief apologizes for alleged Quran burning. [Details]
Florida anti-Islamic pastor and politician Terry Jones supervised the burning of the Koran in March 2011. As a result, the charred Koran inspired a deadly attack and violent protests across Afghanistan.
Jones said he feels no responsibility for the violence sparked by his church's action, including the violent protest at a United Nations complex in Afghanistan that left at least 11 people dead - and 20 killed in weekend violence.
The holy Quran (or Koran, literally meaning "the recitation"), is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God (Arabic: Allah).
Afghanistan is an Islamic country. Islamic practices pervade all aspects of life. Islamic religious tradition and codes have an important role in personal conduct and dispute settlement.