A crowd protested a fast-breaking iftar meal organized in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır by the U.S. consulate in Adana on July 15, attacking the tent where the food was prepared and served.
Seven people, including a police officer, were injured during the scuffles that erupted after the group’s attack. Two of the injured people underwent surgery.
Some 72 NGOs and associations were invited by the U.S. consul general in Adana, John Espinoza, to the iftar in tents erected by Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality in the central Dağkapı Square.
A group gathered nearby to protest the event, burning U.S. flags, and some people from within the group reportedly threw flares at the tents, damaging tables and chairs and prompting police to resort to tear gas.
The U.S. consulate said it “understood the protests” but condemned the attack, noting that a similar iftar event was held during Ramadan last year.
“We support the right to protest. But the fact that demonstrators threw all the food prepared is unacceptable. We condemn it,” said Espinoza, adding that the iftar meal was intended to show their commitment to the people of Diyarbakır.
That is a perfect example that we should mind our own business and stay out of other countries. That would of never of happened if we were not in that country.
That is a silly comment. We are allies with Turkey. We do not need to APE their customs. If they wanted to invite Americans from the consulate and educate them about their customs and then host the Muslims at an American picnic to teach some of ours would be fine.
To try to be Muslim for a day is insulting to them and demeaning to us.
Oh, so if Americans were invited to a Muslim event we should do likewise: we should burn the Turkish flag, throw food, and riot. Any western country should get out of the Middle East and let those people go back to killing each other. Anyone believing in Islam doesn't belong in the modern world, and especially doesn't belong interacting with a western society.
But why should WE fund THEIR religious holiday feast? You would not catch them funding a Christmas celebration.
He deserved what happened. Only stupid people can believe they can save these beasts. They are sick in the brain from years of incest, venereal diseases, most likely syphilis and who knows what else.
Chalk up another "Success" for the Obozo Administration!!
One day you ignorant SOBs Americans will pay. The communist rule is if they are so ignorant to let us in one day they will be so ignorant to turn on us. SO kill them
What a happy fun loving group.
I don't care if you held it last year. It shouldn't even be offered when they hate the U.S. There's no diplomacy to offer, anymore. Get out of there and quit trying to make friends with the enemy.
They should have held a pull pork Bar-B-Q and none of those Muslims Protester would have gone near the joint. I imagine the very aroma entering their lungs would constitute a violation to Allah.
You just gave me a great idea. The next time there is a parade celebrating some sort of Islamic event in some nearby City, we should enter a float in that parade. We could call the float... "Islam in America".
The same way that people on floats throw Candy for the kids, we could have 50 gallon barrels of pulled Pork on the float.... so as we start passing the crowds of adoring Muslims, we hurl hand fulls of pulled Pork and have it rain Pig everywhere. The only problem I see is.... getting out of there alive.