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11/15/2004

 

Self-immolation at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue


A fellow set himself ablaze Monday afternoon on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, a spot recently reopened to pedestrian traffic.

"Allah, Allah," he said. "Allah, Allah," he repeated.

Some Buddhists monks in the PRC practice self-immolation to protest that government's activities. Some religions teach that people can be cursed by other people. I'm not certain how Islam fits into all this, but there we have it.

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