Fury over the accidental burning of Qurans in Afghanistan seemed to spill into Libya last month when an angry mob descended upon Benghazi Military Cemetery and smashed dozens of Christian and Jewish graves.
On Feb. 20, U.S. servicemen inadvertently destroyed a number of Qurans which had been dumped into a garbage pit along with other literature at Bagram Air Field near Kabul, inciting violent and murderous riots. On Feb. 25, five days later, this mob -- likely enraged by the event -- ambushed the military cemetery and began destroying headstones commemorating British and Allied servicemen killed during World War II. One of the shattered headstones had a Star of David, and one of the men can be heard shouting, “There’s Israeli writing, Hebrew!”
Libya’s National Transitional Council has condemned the actions of the mob and pledged to bring the perpetrators to justice.