Koran-burning pastor says Islam is to blame

US pastor Terry Jones, whose burning of a Koran led to deadly violence in Afghanistan, has blamed
the whole religion of Islam, saying it must be held accountable.

Jones has called for immediate US and UN action against the perpetrators of an invasion of the the UN compound in Mazar-i-Sharif on Friday.

The mob overwhelmed guards at the facility and brutally killed some of the occupants.

Four Nepalese, one Swedish, one Norwegian and one Romanian worker were believed to have been killed when several protesters stormed the grounds in retaliation over the Koran burning.

Dove World Outreach Center Pastor Terry Jones said in a statement that: “Islam is not a religion of peace. The time has come to hold Islam accountable.”

Jones called the killings “a very tragic and criminal action,” saying: “The United States government and the United Nations itself, must take immediate action. We must hold these countries and people accountable for what they have done as well as for any excuses they may use to promote their terrorist activities. Muslim dominated countries can no longer be allowed to spread their hate against Christians and minorities. They must alter the laws that govern their countries to allow for individual freedoms and rights, such as the right to worship, free speech, and to move freely without fear of being attacked or killed.”

The attack was the deadliest on the UN in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion.

Five more people were killed during protests in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Saturday.

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