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Sunday, April 06, 2008
Photo: Supporters of Pakistan's largest Islamic party Jamate-e-Islami burn the effigy of Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders during a rally in Karachi, Pakistan.

What exactly are they mad at: that Wilders publicized passages in the Koran that call for the slaughter of "unbelievers," or that he thinks that's a bad thing?

(Btw, Mr. Wilders's 8mm enterprise is not exactly news any more, even on the streets of Pakistan. I'm guessing this particular rent-a-mob was timed for Monday's papers.)