Thursday, February 09, 2006

A book in a gutter causes riots in Pakistan.

That's my ridiculous sounding headline of the day, and unfortunately, it isn't made up.

The trouble erupted late on Tuesday when copies of the Muslim holy book were found lying in a drain in the Bhatta chowk area on the fringes of the sprawling city.

“The news of the desecration of the Koran spread quickly in the neighbourhood and within no time some three to four thousand people took to the streets shouting slogans against the desecration,” Abbas said.