Not sure if this qualifies for the Darwin Awards or not.
Patterico @ 9:53 pm
Seriously? Apparently, yes:
Several Muslim parties and a Christian group held rallies on Sunday to protest against a movie released in America.
Around 10,000 people participated in the main rally organised on The Mall by the Tehreek Hurmat-i-Rasool (THR). . . .
One of the participants of the rally, Abdullah Ismail, passed away after he was taken to Mayo Hospital. Witnesses said he had complained of feeling unwell from the smoke from US flags burnt at the rally.
Hafiz Saeed alleged that the film, Innocence of Muslims, had been produced with the backing of US establishment. He said the director, the producer and all those involved in the production and release of the movie must be hanged publicly. “The US must make a law against blasphemy – or we will not let the US consulates in Pakistan function,” he said.
Via Weasel Zippers.
Patterico’s commenters have some amusing notes, including suggestions that it was the toxins, banned in the US, but included in a flag doubtlessly made in China which killed the fine Islamist gentleman. That makes sense to me, but somehow I’m certain that it was an older flag, produced between 2001 and 2008, which makes it all George Bush’s fault!
Words cannot express just how broken up I am about this.