Feelgood Story of the Day: Flag-Burning Militant Chokes to Death on Fumes

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm
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Wait until they find about about the Jewish conspiracy to lace American flags with  noxious chemicals. I’m just making that up before they do.

Around 10,000 people participated in the main rally organised on The Mall by the Tehreek Hurmat-i-Rasool. The participants marched from Nila Gumbad to Masjid-i-Shuhada on The Mall. Despite a ban on rallies on The Mall, the road remained blocked for vehicular traffic from noon to 6 pm. …

One of the participants of the rally, Abdullah Ismail, passed away after he was taken to Mayo Hospital. Witnesses said he had complained of feeling unwell from the smoke from US flags burnt at the rally.

This was in Pakistan. Really looks like they’re moderating their tone.
Hafiz Saeed alleged that the film, Innocence of Muslims, had been produced with the backing of US establishment. He said the director, the producer and all those involved in the production and release of the movie must be hanged publicly. “The US must make a law against blasphemy – or we will not let the US consulates in Pakistan function,” he said.
Update: Told you the conspiracy theories would start flying.

14 Responses to “Feelgood Story of the Day: Flag-Burning Militant Chokes to Death on Fumes”

  1. Max Entropy on 18/18/12 at 11:44 am

    I want the American flag concession at these protests.
    High markup, steady income, Capitalism!

  2. Blue Hen on 18/18/12 at 12:29 pm

    I love the whackjob whining about the international flag manufacturer conspiracy. So flags should come with toxic/non-toxic warning labels now?

    P.S. If someone stuck a picture of the mighty mohammad on the flag, would it still be okay to burn it? If not, why not?

  3. Travel Agent 1 on 18/18/12 at 2:21 pm

    I think someone should start the rumor that inhaling burning flag fumes causes the brain to think young boys are not attractive.

  4. jdog on 18/18/12 at 2:29 pm

    Too bad it wasn’t more noxious or contagious. This could be a new weapon, since it seems American flag burning has become so much more popular in the Mideast under the current administration.

  5. Tim on 18/18/12 at 5:56 pm

    Maybe we should make flags flown in Muslims countries out of a fabric that gives off a poison gas when burned or that gives off a tracer easily seen the sights of a 50 caliber Barrett.

    We should get all our guys out of these countries and let them kill each other, that’s what they want to do anyway.

  6. Bruce on 18/18/12 at 7:15 pm

    IF it were a REAL flag, then it was probably made from fine-grade wool.

    Wool is great stuff, but tends to get eaten by sundry bugs, so there is a good chance the flag was laced with something interesting that is harmless to humans until some loser decides to burn it and inhale the smoke.

    Either that, or it was a home-made “stunt-double” flag of dubious provenance. Thus, it could have contained any number of substances that generate nasty by-products when burned.

    Either way, nice own-goal there.

    Cheers.

  7. Eric on 18/18/12 at 9:56 pm

    Where does that idiot in the UK think the flag was made? US flag production for the purpose of burning at protest is big business in Pakistan. They don’t import them from the US.

  8. BS Footprint on 19/19/12 at 3:38 am

    I can just see the late-night commercials now: “If you’ve been injured in a flag-burning incident… call 1-888-sue-them”

    Let the product liability lawsuits begin!

  9. Judy on 19/19/12 at 5:43 am

    Regarding the comment from the Pakistanis threatening our embassy there, wonder how they would feel if we simply fail to fork over their $1 Billion + in aid?