National Post | News

Atop the makeshift balcony of a sea-container turned military office at his Kabul base, Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Norquay saw the plume of smoke rise from the blast while sipping his morning coffee.

The smoke was billowing from a devastating scene where an 18-year-old Afghan woman had just blown herself up, after driving a car full of explosives into a minibus and killing 14 people.

Tuesday’s suicide bombing added to the death toll that now stands at 49 over protests about a movie, Innocence of Muslims, that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad.

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But despite the explosion and violence rocking the Muslim world, and although he is in a very real sense on the frontlines, Lt.-Col. Norquay supports the democratic right to freedom of speech as well as the right to protest peacefully.

“The printing of the cartoons is a freedom of speech issue and that is a good thing,” he…

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