Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Condone the violent practice of kite-flying! Someone you know could be next!!

You cannot make this sh*t up...
Muslims are cursed. Everything they try & do turns to blood.
Protests after 14 die at festival
From correspondents in Lahore
February 27, 2007 04:33am
Article from: Agence France-Presse

ISLAMIC groups staged protests overnight after 14 people, including a child, were killed and 200 injured during an annual kite flying festival in central Pakistan.
The seven-year-old boy died when an illegal kite string coated in broken glass slashed his throat during the Basant festival near Lahore, local police officer Ahmed Hasan said.
Stray bullets fired in the air killed four people, six kite flyers fell to their deaths from rooftops and a young man died in a brawl, Mr Hasan said.
Another two men were electrocuted after the metal rods they were using to catch stray kites caught on power lines, officials in Lahore said.
Most of the wounded had head injuries caused by falling from rooftops, the officials said.
Lahore police chief Malik Iqbal said nearly 600 people were arrested for firing guns in the air or using banned kite strings.
Thousands of revellers traditionally take part in "kite battles" to mark Basant, which heralds the start of spring in central Punjab province, while socialites hold wild parties in major cities.
But the yearly death toll prompted the Pakistan Supreme Court to ban the festival in 2006, while radical parties say the celebrations - especially the kite-flying - are un-Islamic.
"We have held countrywide rallies to condemn the practice of kite-flying and the loss of innocent lives because of it," said Shahid Shamsi, a spokesman for the Muttahida-Majlis-e-Amal, Pakistan's main alliance of Islamic parties.
Rallies were held in the capital Islamabad, Lahore and all major urban centers in Punjab, he said.
Frankly, I don't believe it. There is no way human beings can turn a kite-flying festival into such a bloody travesty!
I think the kite-flying festival is just a good time to pick to push someone off a roof if you want to.


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