August 10th, 2010
10:10 AM ET

Man who impregnated widow in Taliban detention

A man accused of having sex with a widow and impregnating her remained in Taliban detention Tuesday, his future unclear.

The 47-year-old woman, Sanam Gul, also known as Sanam Bibi, was killed in Badghis province in western Afghanistan Saturday morning, said Ashrafuddin Majidi, the provincial governor's spokesman.

A Taliban commander carried out the execution, shooting the woman in her head, said Hashim Habibi, the district governor of Qades, which is located in the province.

Gul had been widowed for four years. She was accused of adultery for her relationship with the unnamed man, said Abdul Jabar, the provincial police chief.

Local residents said the man had planned to marry Gul. Instead, the Taliban whipped him 200 times and detained him, Jabar said.

The International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan condemned the killing.

"This tragic gruesome brutality is an example of Taliban justice," said U.S. Army Col. Rafael Torres, director of the ISAF Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center.

"This is not what the people of Afghanistan want - they want peace and freedom and that's what we're going to help provide."

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  1. some guy named joe

    you never hear of a christian terrorist orginization execute someone for adultry?

    gotta love that peaceful islam religion

    September 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kerroni

    the taliban are crazy but our guys are crazier, look at the figures, look where our crazy guys are going and count the dead to see who is winning....there are young guys around me giving up high paying jobs and security and comfort to go volunteer to fight those crazy taliban, so who is crazier, who is to fear more? not the taliban, sooner or later they will be scarce...I didn't say anyone was good or anyone is evil, all I'm saying is that as crazy as the taliban may appear there are young guys here who want to lay hands on them

    September 2, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    So...Islam is a tolerant and peace loving religion. Right. Had the widow delivered the baby yet, or was it also murdered?All in the name of Allah.

    September 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ringi

    Barbarians!

    September 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. avis

    Those who believe in Science – where the planets, sun, stars, universe exist, there is no place for religion. It is all in people mind. So, better educate yourself and remove the religion concept from your minds. And get peaceful in life.

    September 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. angel

    Islam is evil! Period. Just read parts of the Koran and your stomach will turn. No other book of faith states you have a right to take another person's life if they are non-believers, except that one.

    August 27, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. history major

    Let's see. It hasn't been long that the IRA and the Brits were at it in Ireland, and they may not be done yet. If there were an all powerful god anywhere he or she would long ago have stopped all other religions and the killing and maiming that has always been associated with organized religion. Ban all religions everywhere and let people live together and see how much better life can be.

    August 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ChimChim

    Sooooo....we're allowing the Taliban to have detention facilities? It's obvious that we know where it is at if we're getting news from it. Blow that mother up!

    August 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jar

    where are the good Muslims in the World, especially in the middle east, i pretty sure there's alot of good muslims out there, but there not speaking up, Standing up for their fellow brothers and sisters,& for their religion. If this is not what Islam is all about or is, they will have to stop hiding and stand up for their own. This is what the rest of the world is seeing how Muslims are and their religion, if they want to reverse that image that these portrayors of Islam (terrorists) are projecting to the world then they have to fight to restore what Islam really is.

    August 18, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bernie Madoff

    Jews did 9/11. Not muslims. But all Muslims are terrorists, they just didnt do 9/11. The jews did WTC

    August 18, 2010 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jack

    Do things like this happen because the country is 100% muslim or do things like this happen because the country is only 28% literate? And does the former impact the latter? If is it the combination of both – because horrible things happen on a regular basis in Saudi Arabia and we just don't hear about it. And its the government itself that carries out these horrible thing in Saudi. So if people are fed up with the situation in Afghanistan and see the 100% muslim as the principle cause and we can't chage that – then we should let them do to each one what they want to do. We do not have the manpower to nation build there.

    August 17, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  12. barbara

    This is typical of sharia law..... execute the woman and the man gets away with being whipped. So much for a peace loving religion.

    August 16, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. Chuck in Jasper Ga

    Larry, Sorry I have to call your bluff. I spent over 20 years serving in the U.S. Army. I seldom came across a soldier that was as illiterate as you appear. To me it appears you want to see how many meaningless posts you can make.

    August 16, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  14. KEN

    So what is the punishment for the man that shoots a woman in her head. Next to my moms system of justice when we were kids, this is the most brutal system I have ever seen. Moms system was worse because if she could not find out who did it, she punished both of us. That way she knew she got the right one but she never considered shooting one of us in the head.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. General Dr Bad

    I post my Real name. I have never hid who i am. Easy to hide and talk crap.
    easy to set nice and safe and run your mouth. and even in this damn blog you do all you can ot keep me from even speaking.
    as you now die.
    Get off your ass and go Enlist.

    August 15, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  16. bumble

    That's awful news. Was the woman still pregnant when they killed her?

    August 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Tony

    Americans are going to provide peace and stability to the people of Afghanistan. US personnel are dying in islamic countries so that terrorism does not reach the shores of USA. And Obama, Bloomberg and the democratic party are allowing the very same islamic terrorists to build mosque in america, so these muslims can now terrorise americans in your own country and under american laws. The logice is not very clear. What did obama swear to do the day he was sworn in as the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES??????? SINCE HE RETOOK THE OATH MANY TIMES, HE MAY HAVE SWORN THAT HE WILL UP HOLD THE ISLAMIC LAWS OF ISLAMIC COUNTRIES AND ALLOW TERRORISTS FULL ACCESS TO TERRORISE WHITE AMERICANS. A sorry state of affairs for american people that hoped for change. Now the only thing left is to vote in the republicians and vote out the democrats as they do not seem to understand the sentiments of the american people. Bowing before the king of saudi arabia, what a shame!!!

    August 15, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  18. John F. Kennedy

    Notice the headline is that the Taliban detains a man; while the real story is that they put a bullet through the head of a woman, who's real crime was being a woman.

    August 15, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  19. General Dr Bad

    another blocked message. you people just do not learn do you?

    August 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  20. oh please

    all religions are lies made up by mankind to have control over his fellow man

    ALL OF THEM

    August 15, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  21. General Dr Bad

    Notice how they ignore everything i say and og right on arguing? oh such experts. as they set nice and safe.
    Forgive my rudeness.
    Ramadan Mubarak Muslims.
    as for you americans?
    unles YOUR Name is Gneral Tommy Franks, General Wesley Clark,Colin Powell, Second LT deborah Chritine Dangelo, or Tilllman?
    YOU have NOTHING to say to me at all.
    and the ONLY Thing I owe ANY of YOU?
    Is an ass kicking.
    Inshallah.

    August 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Jeff

    We will lose in both Iraq and Afghanistan because an Islamic oppressor is better than having infidel invaders how ever good our intentions may be. We are infidels, bottom line, that is all that matters.

    August 15, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  23. General Dr Bad

    IN case you missed the other afghani threads,
    MY Name is D.R. Shaw. My Home Town Butte Falls Oregon. Last Time I regestered was as an Independent.
    I wanted a Richardson -Biden Ticket. I was Born In New Mexico.
    I didnt vote for anyone and i Endorsed My Old Teacher-Mentor Ralph Nader.
    I also Retired from YOUR "armY" a Month or so ago.
    Just ONE of mY Troops last month in Alaska shot his wife through the back, killing the baby she was holding, then Killed Him self.
    the next day another of MY Men got into a shootout with MY cops and died with MY words on his lips.
    BOTH of these Men Used 45's they were given for thier service.
    Look in the mirror.
    a jew just got caught trying to start a race War in america then run out. funny not in the news anywhere?
    oh no lets scream about soem woman in afghani land.
    whats your "moderate" arab kings have to say? ofr your moderate dictator Muaruk?
    you tell yer little idiots generals it sucks to be them right now.
    and yOU? stop running YOUR mouth,
    run YOUR feet down and enlist.
    there are to many suiceds becuse of you low life drug addicts and drunks they let in.
    accoording to YOUR pentagon.
    Baby Killing War Criminals and Cowards.
    YOU Suck.

    August 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • canada eh

      Interesting post. Where in the special forces did you serve?

      August 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        YOU miss the point canuk. Until last month i have ben the top ranking general in americas crap army.
        Commanding General of Shock and Awe as well as many other things.
        I see ltos fo you running your mouths, yet dont see you sending money or troops?
        i see you all blame america as you hide under its skirt?
        oh what fun you have in this war.
        More i deal with you people. more i like Taliban.
        I just pity your troops.
        SAD Good Troops die, instead of you. and of course, you could care less.
        D.R. Shaw, Butte Falls Or.

        August 15, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  24. chicago

    Islam. Justifying murder for centuries.

    August 15, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Cannon

    If there are so many millions of "good Muslims" then let them go HOME and change there own country. Send "our Men and Women" home to there famlies........ We can't change them: They are so many then change it and deal with the stupid laws that has been in affect there forever... Send my loved ones and friends home....There is NO cure for stupid!

    August 15, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      I agree as you show every day you cnat fix stupid.
      9 years of war and stil you ahve not learned one thing.
      Just keep on repeating same ignorant stupid racist crap then bray God Bless Our Troops.
      from americas leaders to their coward judges all worthles bought and paid for.
      no matter how many crimes we expose or how many of us come forward, you ignore all fact and go on being stupid.
      funny how you do not even see what is wrong with your own idiot statements.
      may God save your troops from you.

      August 15, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  26. General Dr Bad

    Sad how Ignorant you all stay. But the YOU are not in afghaniland.
    most of you and your opnions do not matter. you have no clue and will die stupid.
    I read what the Soldiors say. But then, if they are serving now they are not allowed to talk.
    they are not allowed ot tlak while in unifrom. they are not allowed to talk to the press.
    good thing america has no abuse problems.
    The Marine Sniper said it best.
    Im more concerned about MY Troops commitiing suicides and killing people. Im more concerned abut the abuse and problems thier famlies face.
    YOU have been sold out.
    From Washington to the Pentagon. From obama to the american people.
    You cnat tell a muslim froma sihk from a hindu.
    you dont know a persian from a paki.
    a sunni from a shiite. you dont speak the language.
    oh and i mentioned in my other posts on this subject, there are 24 million Pashtoon Taliban. this does not count the paki Punjabi Taliban. or the other factiosn also i this war.
    no, you ignore all fact and law and just keep right on murdering away.

    August 14, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Steven

    The Apostle Paul actually sums the situation about widows up pretty well under the New Testament in 1 Timothy 5:5-7

    5 – Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
    6 – But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
    7 – And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.

    I'm curious to see how people who profess Christianity view this passage.

    August 14, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  28. karpath

    "Hey people! Being human is as complex as splitting atoms or coding/decoding DNA. The fact that we are where we are is linked to our fears and achievements. Who are you, who are we to negate history or peculiar instances of suffering and engendered hatred..." But for the coalition forces in uniform all that complexity would be out the window. All you people working to give Afghans a taste of human rights (and a purpose beyond talibanic genocide) are heroes. Just don't forget the complexities of the mission, keep your buddies cool, third eye awake. Afghan life is changing thanks to you. You may not catch that glimpse everyday, but your sacrifice is making change. I just hope it's not for Halliburton or those blackwater folks that remind me of a taliban heirarchy that Afghanistan is getting a new lease on life.

    August 14, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  29. SOF

    Give the country back to the taliban, wait 5 years, then just detonate the hidden explosives we plant before leaving.. good bye and good riddance!

    August 14, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  30. ybs

    To the Taliban, there is one law – violence. Let's "drone" them all. Talk later.

    August 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Not everyone there think that way!!! Don't You think enough Innocent People died already???

      August 14, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Future Army Wife

    I just pray that my fiance and all the other soldiers over seas come home safe and sound to their loved ones.

    August 14, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      From Your Mouth To GODS EARS!!!

      August 14, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  32. rachel

    What happened to her baby? How can they be so stupid to believe that's what god wants thm to do? Religion is the root of all that is evil

    August 14, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      What I find funny is that they believe GOD gave Marry the Baby!!! But today stone the Woman because they don't have a Husband...

      August 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  33. PacoAteMiami

    Focus on Al Qaeda, not Taliban.

    August 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      What do You think We are doing!!!

      August 14, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  34. swimtiger

    "This is not what the people of Afghanistan want – they want peace and freedom and that's what we're going to help provide."....that is a scary quote.

    August 14, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      I've been saying that all along!!! But they just don't listen...

      August 14, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  35. kh

    So the woman allegedly tried to kill the baby, because she didn't want to get caught by The Taliban for having an affair with a man who intended to marry her? Then they killed her because she killed her unborn child. All this would not have most likely happened had the there been no Taliban using terrorist tactics and murdering people in the name of their twisted, insane, illogical form of Islam. Have these men been breathing lead dust their whole lives?

    August 14, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • PacoAteMiami

      You are right. If the lady knows she is going to get executed if she is discoved to be pregnant, she basically had a gun to her head as soon as she became pregnant. Her only hope to survive would be to kill the fetus.

      August 14, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      The United States was as bad as they are now!!! Woman use to die having a abortion because They didn't want the Child!!! They still today are trying to take that right from them... Woman in this Country still don't make the same salary of a man doing the same work!!! They are way behind us but you expect them to be ahead of us...

      August 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  36. The Duke

    Once again a story about the toiletban killing a woman because they couldn't find a kitten or a puppy to sneak up behind...

    August 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  37. migraine64

    Could we hypothetically remove the female population from this region rendering the taliban useless to breed? They treat their livestock better than their woman and eventually their species will die off. Terminate these tyrants with extreme prejudice.

    August 13, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      They are just like everyone else looking for some respect and be able to take care of their Families... The problem is to Few of the People are Rich and everyone else are poor!!!

      August 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  38. John

    If you go way back before the Taliban and the Russian invasion you can find pictures of Afganis wearing modern western clothing, women wearing western dresses. Just google Pre-Taliban Afganistan to read and see old pictures.

    August 13, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Right how do you think We got places like Los Vegas right???

      August 14, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Khan

    It is really troubling to see that despite all the international efforts the Taliban still have a vicious grip on Afghanistan. The governor of the province delivers the news, what was he doing when they perpetrators were carrying out the crimes?
    All repressive regimes carry out public punishments to wield authority. Where were the drones when they executed the woman or were flogging the man.
    (by the way, with the exception of few, most of the comments on cnn blogs are a disappointment..the worst is the belilef blog which is an open mud slinging outlet for crazies, half wits and some atheists)

    August 13, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
    • FromOtherSide

      Khan, war is not answer to every problem in the world. In fact sometimes it can be counter productive. There is total chaos in Afghanistan thanks to decades of war, first cold war and now war against terror.

      August 14, 2010 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        There are People with so much hate in them that You can't reason with them!!! Killing is all They understand... Until they feel They lose enough they will never quit!!!

        August 14, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  40. CNN=Trash

    Why any of you believe a single shred of info posted here at CNN is beyond me.

    August 13, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  41. GABRIEL

    THEN AGAIN LARRY VALECIA, THE WORD OF GOD HAS FLOWED THROUGH YOUR PEOPLES VEINS SINCE THE 7. DAY OF CREATION. YOURS IS AN OLD AND WISE PEOPLE, AND YOU HAVE WALKED WITH GOD SINCE THE BEGINNING. THE MUSLIMS, AS A PEOPLE, ARE STILL IN THEIR TEENS.

    AND THUS STILL A BIT OVER-ENTHUSIATIC ABOUT MANY THINGS. THEY ARE STILL ADAPTING TO THE WAYS OF THE WISE. AND THEY HAVE YET TO REALIZE THAT IT IS NOT THE JEWS AND CHRITIANS THAT WERE TO BE CONVERTED BY THE SWORD, BUT THE WORSHIPPERS OF BAAL AND RA AND ISHTAR, AND WHATNOT. NOR HAVE THEY COME TO REALIZE THAT A SWORD, IS NOT AN AK 47.

    BUT YOU CANNOT OPEN YOUR EYES SUDDENLY IN THE YEAR 2010, AND JUDGE A PEOPLE BY THE STANDARDS OF YESTERDAY.

    I, PERSONALLY, IS PRETTY MUCH SATISFIED WITH MANKIND AS IT APPEARS TODAY.

    YOU DO NOT EAT EACH OTHER ANYMORE. YOU DO NOT DRINK THE BLOOD OF YOUR ENEMIES. YOU DO NOT SLEEP WITH YOUR MOTHERS.

    ALL IN ALL, YOU HAVE COME A LONG WAY.
    MOST OF YOU.

    AND YES, LARRY VALECIA, THERE IS GOOD AND BAD WITH ALL OF YOU. BUT MOST IS CAUSED BY A SIMPLE LACK OF PERSPECTIVE.

    MANKIND STILL DOES NOT KNOW, HOW TO SEE THE WORLD THROUGH YOUR NEIGHBORS EYES.

    TO FEEL HIS SORROW OR TO KNOW HIS FEARS OR TO BLAZE WITH HIS ANGER.
    NOR DO THEY KNOW HOW TO FEAR FOR HIS CHILDREN, OR HOW TO CRY FOR HIS LOSS.

    YOU ASKED ME WHAT AN OLD SOUL WAS.

    AND NOW YOU KNOW.
    MY FRIEND.

    G.

    August 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      WHY ARE YOU STILL YELLING???

      If They would get rid of the hate and try to get along with others!!! Places like the United State, England, Europe , Israel and even Canada would be glad to help Educate Them!!! We are doing it with the Iraq's and Afghanistan... Egypt is a lot better off today because They made PEACE with Israel!!!

      August 14, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    What is happening to all my post???

    August 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Just War

    How would a "good" Christian or Muslim act in the world if they followed the core teachings of their respective founders? The answer is that a Christian would strive to "love God with all his heart, mind, and soul– and love his neighbor as he loves himself" - as Christ taught. A serious Muslim, on the other hand, would read the Koran at face value and feel justified and compelled to take up the sword to spread Islam– just as their master taught them by word and deed. The point is that Islam has a fundamentally militant posture against non-Muslims. That is the "inconvenient truth" about the Koran's teachings - and explains why there isn't universal Muslim outrage against the "extremists" that we're all told "hi-jacked" Islam– when in fact they're simply following the war torn, bloody steps of their master who converted and ruled by the sword in the name of Allah. Sure, many Christians have killed in the name of God - but they certainly weren't following Christ - they truly hi-jacked Christianity for their own greedy and vile purposes. But a sword wielding (AK47 carrying) Jihadist is indeed following in the footsteps of their prophet. That is a historical fact and a modern reality.

    August 12, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Is that why there are so many Christians in Prison for Murder??? There are good and bad with everyone!!!

      August 12, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • GABRIEL

        I DO NOT FIND ANYTHING BAD IN YOU, LARRY VALECIA, CALIF.US ARMY FOREVER...

        August 12, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • MEAA

      Just War......your posting represents what i was saying.....READ .....the Prophet NEVER said that Jihad is what is happening today....What these extremists are doing is not even close to what the Propjet was talking about....The Prophet preached peace and love. There is a story where everyday the Prophet's Jeweish neighbor would dump his garbage at the prophets door. Everyday it was the same thing. One day the prophet noticed that there was no garbage at his door and went to ask after his Jeweish neighbour as he was worried that something may be wrong!!!!!

      August 13, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Gabriel: THE MAIN THING I FIND WRONG ABOUT YOU IS YOUR ALWAYS YELLING!!!

        August 14, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        That is what is wrong with the Non Jews... They are always looking for Garbage and We don't have any to give them!!!

        August 14, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • MEAA

      Let me tell you something else.....Do you think the muslims dont have questions. Dont wonder somtimes what the hell is going on??? Why is it that every fight in the name of Religion has to be so violent and blood filled and unjust?? I am a muslim. I was schooled for 12 years in a Catholic school along with Hindus, Christians, Catholics and many many other muslims.....At first glance i will have to admit that the Quran may sound incredibly tough but believe me it is all in the hands of the person interpreting it. People believe what they WANT to believe and that is the sad truth. The Quran is as peaceful and just as it can get. As muslims we belive in the Torah and the Bible. WE love Moses and Jesus as much as you do. WE respect that everyone has their own beliefs and i cannot stress enough on the fact that the real muslims will NEVER EVER accept what these terrorists are doing. Come to the MIddle East and ask for yourself. You will see how much rubbish the media is filling your head with. IT's simply never a true picture.

      August 13, 2010 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
      • GABRIEL

        I BELIEVE EVERY WORD YOU SAID, MEAA. AND YOUR WORDS ARE PROOF THAT THE GRAND CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM, CAN LIVE IN PERFECT HARMONY. YOU ARE A MUSLIM. LARRY VALECIA IS JEWISH. AND I AM CHIRSTIAN.

        AND WITH THE APPROVAL OF BOTH OF YOU, I CONSIDER US TO BE BROTHERS.

        August 13, 2010 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        The Muslin have a funny way of showing it!!! What ever happen to (LOVE THY NEIGHBOR???)

        August 14, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • MEAA

      I don't know what more to say. It is truly truly depressing that these disgusting people have done this to the picture of Islam. I truly wish you all the best and i hope to God that you will wake up one day and realise that like me there are millions and millions and millions of muslims who want to just live and let live and do this in peace...that there are millions of muslims that are so profoundly ashamed that these animals dare to use our religion to do the disgusting things that they are doing to innocent people the world over....lastly let me tell you that for example, the building of the Mosque nearby Ground Zero to me is mind boggling and in fact when i read the news my first reaction was "Give me a break already....like the world doesnt hate us enough some idiot has to go and suggest that they build a mosque next to Ground Zero'. And ike me there are millions of muslims who feel for the Americans who lost a loved one at 9/11 and who do feel that the building of the mosque should not be so close to such a gaping wound.....But tell me...who in the world feels for us muslims who have nothing to do with what's happening in the world and who want to truly live in peace.....What the hell do you think we feel when we read an article like this Taliban rubbish and feel that the world thinks this is who we are?????? I can only hope that for even a moment you believe my words...

      August 13, 2010 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
      • Umme Omar

        MEAA, please trust me, a large majority of Americans do not hate Muslims and Islam. These people who are posting comments here want to make you feel like that. Because they live in their own dark world of hatred. And they want you to feel the same so they can feel great. I am a Muslim woman too. I wear Islamic Hijab and I live in this country and enjoy having equal rights and respect. This is America. This is Christian, Jewish, Muslim and atheist and Hundu and other relgions. There is no need to be apologetic about the ground Zero Mosque. In the beginning I also had resevations about the mosque but now I feel that the purpose of building the mosque is to draw everybody together. People will learn about Islam and their perception will change. As Muslims its our job to tell others what islam really is. So don't worry. If these messages bother us too much, I guess we can give it a rest.

        August 14, 2010 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
      • PacoAteMiami

        What is the REAL Islam? Is it the peaceful version you speak of or the constant jihad we see on the news? I like to hear people like you speaking out against terrorism. It helps. The problem is that most muslims I hear speaking out are only blaming others and pointing fingers at Isreal and the US for every broblem in the world. This is not helpful at all.

        August 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Gabriel: That is because we are all GODS CHILDREN!!! Are You just figuring that out???

        August 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        If there are so many of You!!! Why don't You do something about it??? Israel would love to have PEACE in that part of the Country!!! The Problem is the Tarriest won't let them make PEACE with Their Neighbors...

        August 14, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Bruce Rubin

    Taliban Justice is a bullet in the head US army justice is a smart bomb in the head.Not really much difference

    August 12, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      You really can't see the difference between us killing Taliban and Taliban killing alleged adulterers and unborn children?

      August 12, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      They both do the same thing!!! So what is the difference??? Innocent People die anyhow!!!

      August 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  45. MEAA

    To end it...read, ask and understand and for God's sake do not be so quick to judge. I understand where you are coming from and i understand that with all thats being depicted in the media that you genuinely believe you are absolutely right to think the way you do but trust me educate yourself a bit and then maybe ...just maybe all that hate you feel will start to simmer down....there's enough crap in this world as it is....dont add to it.

    August 12, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      These people have so much hate not only for Muslin but for anyone that is different than them!!! So don't feel bad about it... I sure don't... I just keep telling them the truth!!! That is all any of us can do...

      August 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  46. MEAA

    There is not one muslim i have met that does not condemn the 9/11 attacks. And there is not one real muslim that thinks Suicide bombing morons are anything but that...misguided morons. When 9/11 happenend everyone here where i live was in shock and could not understand by any means why something so terrible would happen. Not one real muslim will even attempt to justify the 9/11 bombings...not one..

    August 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      The Muslin I know feel the same as you!!! They are so ashamed of the Tarriest that they are afraid to say anything... I feel sorry for those of You that have to take the blame for the ones that are bad!!! Know one should ever have to live through that...

      August 12, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
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