An angry, armed mob of about 300 people stormed the norwegian garrison in Mainmanah north of Kabul earlier today. The protesters threw handgranades and fired their handguns into the garrison, which is the base for 33 norwegian troops, and some from Finland. The norwegian troops, who are there under the mandate of the NATO peacekeeping force, answered the fire with tear gas, rubber bullets and warning shots over the heads of the crowd, after at least five norwegian troops had been wounded. The Afghan police-forces were less subtle though, and fired with live rounds into the crowd, resulting in at least four casualties among the protesters. U.S. fighterjets were put into action, and came to aid the garrison by patrolling the skies above the garrison (known in military terms as "show-of-force") - to frighten the crowd away from the garrison. British troops are now also being brought in to aid the norwegians. The situation is calmer now, but far from stabile. Norwegian aid workers in the area (doctors, nurses, engineers etc), are now being evacuated from the country, or are preparing to be evacuated. Apparantly, a few Mohammad-drawings were more important than the health of their own people, as well as the rebuilding of the countrys infrastructure...
In Iran, the danish embassy was attacked and torched yesterday, and today, it was the norwegian embassys turn. The embassy personell has been brought to safety.
...and check out this guy, Abu Hamsa el-Masri, which the British has now put in prison with a 7-year-sentence for inciting murder and racial hatred:
Such a shame to put a pretty face like that behind bars...