Thousands in Pakistan rally against American who defended himself against armed attackers

Supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamat-e-Islami chant slogans behind a banner reading, "hang the American killer of innocents" - evidently, in Pakistan, a couple of guys on a motorcylce with weapons drawn, rushing toward a person, is considered to be in the "innocent" category. It's easy to remember if you just remember this little guideline: Muslim = innocent, non-Muslim=Guilty

LAHORE — Hard-line Islamic leaders on Sunday rallied at least 15,000 people against an American official arrested in the shooting deaths of two Pakistanis and warned the government not to cave in to U.S. pressure to release the man.

Sunday’s demonstration was organized by Jamaat-ud-Dawa, which is widely believed to be a front for the militant group that attacked the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008 and killed 166 people. The rally was originally called to protest changes to Pakistani laws that mandate the death penalty for insulting Islam. But many of the speakers used the opportunity to stoke anger over the recent shootings.

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