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Pakistani protester dies from smoke inhalation after burning US flag

Punjab demonstration railed against "Innocence of Muslims" film, and flag-burning caused inadvertent death of a participant from smoke inhalation

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A Pakistani protester holds a burning US flag as others shout slogans during a protest in Multan on October 31, 2011 against US drone attacks in the Pakistani tribal region. Relations between Pakistan and the United States deteriorated after the May 2, 2011 killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by US Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and again over accusations that Pakistani intelligence was involved with the Haqqani network. (S.S. MIRZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-American protesters, take note: burning US flags may be hazardous to your health. 

Pakistan's Express Tribune reported today that a Pakistani man perished from smoke inhalation after participating in the charring of a US flag, at an anti-American political protest aimed at the eternally-controversial "Innocence of Muslims" film, an allegation backed up by Forbes.  

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The Tribune reported that the deceased was one Abdullah Ismail, who had "complained of feeling unwell from the smoke from US flags burnt at the rally." The demonstration appears to have taken place in the Punjab area of the country. 

Protesters at the demonstration demanded that the USA hang all those behind the "Innocence of Muslims" publicy, reported the Tribune, or else they would (somehow) destroy the US consulate. 

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The protests appear to have been organized by Jamaat-Ud-Dawa, says the Tribune, the political arm of militant anti-India group Lashkar-e-Taiba—widely thought to be behind the horrifying 2008 attacks on Mumbai, which killed 174. 

Flag-burning has been something of a theme the past two weeks, as Muslims protest the exceedingly controversial film, which portrays the Prophet as a womanizing pedophile.

Protesters, be safe out there: if you're going to burn the flag of your sworn enemies, stand well away from the smoke for your own health.

That's a public service message. 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120918/pakistani-protester-dies-smoke-inhalation-after-b

Chrisp More than 1 year ago
Where do these people always get the US flags they burn all the time? Are there special stores or something?
Avaiki Nius More than 1 year ago
Probably made in China ... hence the toxic smoke , )
Larry Smith More than 1 year ago
Mooslums are pedophiles. Just ask any warrior who's served in Afghanistan. F'ing pedos with toenail polish.
Ch Zuhaib More than 1 year ago
Why are they burning U.S flags? I mean this is totally wrong.. I personally think that the man who made the movie is only responsible and should get punishment. I respect U.S and its citizens. They are good people.. I wonder how the satan named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was born there...He's also a criminal for fraud..
Subhash Durlabhji More than 1 year ago
I suppose now there will be protests to decry the murderous US flag manufacturers? The devil USA is deliberately poisoning flag burners!!
Daniel More than 1 year ago
Are you serious? It says that the paint and dyes used in flags (Like all other flags) that you shouldn't burn it. And also you guys are the ones murdering people for not thinking liek you especially people that you prefer to call "Pigs" for converting from "Islam" to Christianity. SO please go back to bomb making school or something and go do your "Prophet" a favor and go hide behindd a berca thanks!
Subhash Durlabhji More than 1 year ago
Hello? Daniel I was being sarcastic. Here's my comment for Muslims: "You yourself disgrace the prophet my friend. The views of the world's population on Islam did not come from reading the Koran -- they came from the behavior of Muslims over the past decades. You forget that when you point a finger at others, three are pointing towards yourself. Heal yourself, let Allah take care of those who transgress against him."
Cravn More than 1 year ago
NICE, F'N Towelheads, disgrace our symbol and you pay the price!!!
Amna Tariq More than 1 year ago
you disgrace our prophet so u will burn in hell
Cassandra Scott More than 1 year ago
Oh yes, threaten us with fictional places..ohhh scary. And your prophet disgraced himself.
William King More than 1 year ago
Come on. Just like Christianity, and Judaism, Islam is a myth for weak minded sheep like all the rest. Open your eyes. Religious fanaticism is a plague that roams the whole Earth. Burn in hell? Really? Please spare me such fairy tale nonsense. :)
Larry Smith More than 1 year ago
LOL! Silly raghead.
Subhash Durlabhji More than 1 year ago
You yourself disgrace the prophet my friend. The views of the world's population on Islam did not come from reading the Koran -- they came from the behavior of Muslims over the past decades. You forget that when you point a finger at others, three are pointing towards yourself. Heal yourself, let Allah take care of those who transgress against him.
Faiza Noreen More than 1 year ago
What the hell are u people. Muslims or dame other people. Muslims are suppose to spread peace, not dame burn flags just because we want to. I am from Pakistan and I totally disagree with them. Why would the hell would they put it as a national holiday. Like whats wrong with them. And now people are dame dieing because of a dome movie that we all know is not real.
Ryan Baumann More than 1 year ago
Do you /actually/ support drone attacks? I'd like to see more protests like this in the USA or for the UN to stop being so useless and consider it a war-crime.
Robin McAdam More than 1 year ago
As much as I've enjoyed the cut & thrust of such an intelligent debate I feel the need for something a bit more cerebral. I'm off to organize my sock drawer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should we wait for the ACLU suing the flag company for killing the demonstrater?