Karzai condemns stoning deaths by Taliban
August 17th, 2010
10:06 AM ET

Karzai condemns stoning deaths by Taliban

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the stoning deaths of a young man and woman in northern Afghanistan over the weekend, calling the executions by the Taliban "unforgivable."

"Executing these two young people without trial is a crime, an act of inhumanity, and is counter to Islam," the president said in a statement Tuesday.

The Taliban stoned to death a man and a woman in northern Afghanistan for allegedly having an affair, officials said Monday.

The stoning took place Sunday in Dasht-e-Archi district, in the village of Mullah Qali - a village dominated by the Taliban in Kunduz province.

The pair was accused of having an illicit sexual relationship, a spokesman for the Kunduz governor said.

The woman was about 20 years old and the man was about 27, said Mohammed Ayuob, district governor of Amam Sahib, which is also in Kunduz province. The woman was engaged, and the man was married to another woman. The two had been held by the Taliban for about a week, Ayuob said.

soundoff (95 Responses)
  1. citizenUSA

    Here's Karzai, "I said GET stoned and let's talk..."

    October 12, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Wouldnt mind seeing Michael Vick and Jourine Van der Sloot stoned.

    August 24, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Michael

    The Taliban is as evil, if not more so, than the Nazis. They must be wiped from the face of the earth. We must stop at nothing. We must spare no expense. We are the good guys, and are greatly blessed – and as such, we have a responsibility to the citizens of this planet. We need to send everything we've got over there...

    August 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Eileen Heath

    If they truly found this outrageous – they would stop it. They outnumber them. This isn't England overtaking India. This is a civil INTERNAL issue. If we're going to help, we need to carpet bomb and conquer, but the time for that has passed. It's too late now and they need to tackle the Taliban themselves. This is their sons and their brothers. We are not the keepers of the Middle East.

    August 23, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. Ralph in Orange Park, FL

    Unfortunately, because it did not happen within the city limits of Kabul, the only part of Afghanistan Karzai's government marginally controls, there was nothing he could do about it.

    August 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jonathan

    Yet more proof that western Judeo-Christian culture is superior to Islam. Anyone who disagrees is the ENEMY.

    August 22, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. Al

    You go, Mr. Karzai! Now how about outlawing such methods and setting an example by arresting the perpetrators, subjecting them to appropriate justice?

    August 21, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Maverick

    The dead guy wont get any virgins will he? The girl might get 50-60 guys.....in heaven? They will go to Muslim heaven...right?

    August 21, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  9. Maverick

    Its ok to stone any those people....less of them breed and make Taliban babies. Now the EX wife cant marry again and the boyfriend left over is heartbroken and wont love ever again. By using stones....saves bullets for the war efforts....stones can be used over and over. ALLALIE ACKBANAN FREEEE !!!

    August 21, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. MBane

    There was this other leader who sent thousands of men and women to kill and be killed and find some WMDs that never existed and somehow the American public was fine with that. But the Taliban killing 2 people? What barbarians!

    August 20, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. lesann

    I second that!

    August 19, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • lesann

      As in agreement WITH Beth

      August 19, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. lesann

    No need to waste the .50! It's on me.🙂

    August 19, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jim

    Apparently Karzai's only problem with the stoning is that they didn't have a trial first.

    August 19, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  14. Gregg

    America can no longer afford to police the world ! Barbaric acts are commited all over the world ! The contribution of coalition forces from other countries in Afganistan is a joke ! If other countries would send as many troops as the US did ,this situation would be under control. Gregg / NYC

    August 19, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  15. Andrew Wilmont

    Notice he is careful not to say that stoning itself is act of inhumanity, and is counter to Islam.

    August 19, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  16. Ron

    A direct note to Mr. Karzai (which I am certain will never see his eyes):

    If you condemn these actions of the Taliban as you proclaim to do, then why are these people allowed to usurp your authority? Why are these people not in prison for (amongst other things) murder, false imprisonment, and who knows what else?

    Mr. Karzai – actions speak much louder than words. Quit talking about it already and start to do something about it!

    August 19, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • kite005

      It's not the United States. They don't have control of the entire country with universally enforced laws like we have.

      August 19, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  17. jane

    "Executing these two young people without trial is a crime". But it would have been okay to execute them with one? What's scary is Karzai is probably considered a radical feminist for this belief

    August 19, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  18. bubbas ho's

    They shoulse stone his sorry looking ass, he is one ugly arab, he too damn ugly and looks perverted like those kentuckians in the news, he should looks like a child molestor...

    August 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  19. dave

    That presidential piece of garbage was only concerned that they did not get a fair trial. He didn't seem concerned about stoning people to death.

    August 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Frank

    lol; now for a change this is funny:

    ".....One of these days I will disclose the truth behind human sickness called war and it will make readers write the the truth with their own had, with the will of Allah...."

    Please, please, don't leave us like this...explode (no pun intended) and flood us with your wisdom...lol

    August 18, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Alex

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    August 18, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Eric

    Does anyone else here weary of the hate and fear generated? In stead of defending or offending this act, lives are lost, lets change the world to tolerance. Ghandi did it without hurting anyone, MLK did it the same way. Having one foot in the NOW and the other in the POSSIBILITY of Human compasion, Tolerance and Love. I am sure there are countless people on this planet that have contributed to Good, its a shame that the only (for the most part) individual groups making the news are those who kill.

    August 18, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      OK, maybe, I will investigate that accusation. And?

      August 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      Help me out here, which one of his Grandchildren?

      August 18, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nemo Crets

      Obviously, none of you know anything about Gandhi because you can't spell his name right.

      August 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Christa Lee

    If Karzai is so against it and condemned it, then why did he allow it to happen. He has the power. He is just as guilty as those who did the dastardly deed.

    August 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Randy

    For Karzai to "condemn" it is a tiny step in the right direction, but actions are louder than words. At the very least he should say that 'vigilante justice in Afghanistan must stop immediately. Every person who threw a stone is an accomplice to murder, and we will be pursuing charges against every single person who can be identified.' Of course nobody today will rat on their neighbors, but stopping the dual system of justice needs to start at the very top of government- with Karzai. People need to be put on notice that if they continue to do these things, they'd better start looking over their shoulder for the police coming. And they should be reminded that there is no statue of limitations for murder. The Afghanistan government will track you down no matter how long it takes. (where is Marshal Dillon when we need him?) It will take years to implement- the Taliban must be firmly defeated first- but the message must be clear from the very beginning- right now. If instead we continue to get these 'condemn' statements and nothing stronger, then Karzai has to go, because the Taliban will be right back in power as soon as Obama pulls back the troops as he inevitably WILL do. And with the Taliban will come their Al Qaeda pals coming out from under their rocks, caves and Pakistani hideouts after the previous administration was not able to 'smoke 'em out'.

    August 18, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  25. BH

    YAQOBI, try to be polite your so stupid

    August 18, 2010 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  26. General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

    General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    oh? is there a list some where of whaty racist comments are allowed?
    who or what i am allowed to speak about?
    while you spew your free speach crap at me some more?
    Hey ted Turner, im not happy with you or beck.
    and i stil do not see anyone doing anything about it?
    except try to keep me from even speaking.
    do unto others ted turner?
    what you YOU do? Ted Turner.
    If i put an A.P.B. out on YOU?
    I odnt liek peopel trying to kill me Ted Turner. Glen Beck.
    idiot americans.

    August 18, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  27. Mustafa Seddiqi

    Mr.Karzai they are doing your work, when you release Taliban Militants from prison this is the result, the Security forces arrests Killer, terrorists, Rapper,Thief and Kidnappers but your justice authorities release them for Money then this would happen with your Condemning nothing will change if your mind is not change

    August 18, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  28. sheisbackisis

    Hinduism is the oldest organized religion in the world. And I quote from the Torah "they took their magics east". And so it was that the Annointed one was killed for being a magi. Religion is another reason to argue. The Source is not of such. Duality will be left for wisdom. Seek not that which divides but that which unifies. Creation is not the pulling apart but that which comes together and more. Details are not so important to Love THAT WHICH IS. You can only "feel" something so all encompassing not really "know" it ever anyway. We all can only observe what we do through our own experience and in doing so know only our own Truth. Look not outside yourself so much to find that which binds us all. There are many paths (more paths than understanding) but all lead to The One. Know Thyself. And so it is.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • icemanhb

      You must have a cranium vapor lock because nothing of intelligence is coming out.

      August 21, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  29. General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

    This is what Quraan says about war.
    2:191
    You may kill those who wage war against you, and you may evict them whence they evicted you. Oppression is worse than murder. Do not fight them at the Sacred Masjid, unless they attack you therein. If they attack you, you may kill them. This is the just retribution for those disbelievers.
    War Sucks

    August 17, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  30. General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

    Christianity -Judism -Islam = All Same.
    Same God. Same Mesiah, Jesus All the Same Prophets.
    Same Rules.
    Same Diet.
    These two Surah Ayats are from Quraan which is an "Ahadith" or "Hadith". BOTH these say same thing word for word.
    2;62 AND 5;69
    Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  31. General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

    and i wil lask the same of you, he is here out of fear.
    why are YOU here?

    August 17, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  32. General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

    still blocking my messages. what cowards you are . so afraid of words or truth or fact.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  33. General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

    oh look a new thread to go on arguing like the idiots you are.
    proving words are waste of time.
    nice does not work.
    you wil die stupid.
    sadly not soon enough.
    enjoy your wars, enjoy your w.hores.
    obviosuly not enough of you are dead yet.
    wont spend 5 minutes looking at anything or checking facts,
    so another how long you need to catch on?
    maybe in another 9 years.
    stay stupid. it owrks for you.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  34. General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

    oh look another blocked messsage. die you Godless filth.
    Inshallah.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    All You have to do is listen to Sara Palin and You know any Idiot can talk on behalf This Country!!!

    August 17, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Dausi

    They were tried by Taliban/Sharia Law.
    And found guilty.
    I guess, once the Taliban are defeated (just rhetorically speaking), it stands to reason, Sharia will be applied under Karsai as well, as he did not spaek out against Stoning itself.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      That was a mock trial not a real trial!!! Where were they able to defend themselves???

      August 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  37. George

    God, the real God, hates Muslims (filthy), but loves Hindus(pure).

    August 17, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      GOD Loves All His Children but those that don't believe in HIM!!! God is forgiving to those that try to go by is Commandment and not Forgiving to those that break them...

      August 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Kris

    @miked d, Agreed. I am somewhere in the middle too – and actually probably leaning left on most domestic/social issues, but I get so angry at my fellow liberals when they dismiss the plight of women in these countries as 'cultural' and we should just leave it alone. B.S.! There will never be peace and democracy until their women are 'liberated.' Pun Intended. LOL

    August 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      The Republicans and Catholics are taking the rights from everyone not just the Woman!!! Can't you tell by how they call the United states the Country of the Catholics???

      August 17, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  39. miked d

    kris that was a good explanation. I am toward the center myself,But when it comes to the taliban and al-qaeda I believe we have to be tough on them.You cant just sit back and do nothing,Or they will take full advantage of the situation.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Kris

    @george patton, I for one am not a 'right wing war monger' but seems to me the far left is always spouting off about social justice until, of course, we have to get bloody to defend it. Liberals are all for demanding equal rights but forget it when it comes to liberating 51% of the population that is ENSLAVED in Afghanistan. If the enslaved were of a different color instead of gender, I bet they'd have a different view of the war.

    August 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Why don't You worry about the People in the United States before You worry about those in other Counties??? This County is getting worse all the time because We have People like The No Republicans that rather see us go down the drain than see a African American secede!!!

      August 17, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  41. JD

    Translation = This was caused by another mistaken allied air attack.

    August 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      I hardly hear anything that makes me think that there are to many that has anything interesting to say!!!

      August 17, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  42. AahNold

    Just ignore fukobi,

    he is what is known as a troll on the internet. Just trying to get a response.

    August 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  43. miked d

    George get a life people have different views,Get over it you liberal sissy

    August 17, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  44. George Patton

    The only ignorance I see here beth, is from all these right-wing warmongers and they keep on blogging in here all the time!

    August 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Paul

    Let me see... a young couple has an affair which is considered a sin, so let's kill them! Isn't killing a sin, an even bigger sin, and it's called murder.

    August 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Temperence

      Well, I guess it's not murder if it's done in the name of their god. We aren't talking about folks who interpret laws as Aristotle would – we're talking about folks who routinely blame the victim and act on anger and passion.

      August 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        I don't know about YOUR GOD AND THEIR GOD??? But I do know that MY GOD does not believe in that kind of stuff!!! That is what We have Prison for!!!

        August 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • opgeoff

        Strange to talk about our God and their God as if they are different Gods. Presumably the 3 major world religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam all have one and the same God - so what's the problem, why can't we all act like human beings and respect one another?

        August 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Kris

    You have the nerve to discuss civility and applaud a stoning at the same time? Ridiculous. Yes, civility is very important. Sadly, the Taliban does not treat their women with any degree of civility. So, they will lose their women to the ways of the West and the men will have no one to keep them warm at night. The Afghan women see our women everyday now, in uniform as soldiers, side by side with our men, treated with respect. We are strong and independent and we will not be 'tamed.' Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

    August 17, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      You Tell Them Kris!!!

      August 17, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Eric

    Worlds Dumbest! Again the Taliban prove brains and basic human compasion are null and void in their (the Taliban's) way of life. Cowards nothing but cowards the entire lot of them. Stalking and killing the unprotected, the meek, the weak and children how is this justified by any religious law? Ahh, my gun my rules! COWARDS!

    August 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      You can tell how they fight the War that they are nothing but Cowards!!! But what can You really expect from People that never had any learning besides hate???

      August 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Doe

    Isn't this guy supposed to run the country instead of the city-state of Kabul?

    August 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  49. David

    How would you help guarantee your personal safety in a backward and lawless country like this without any means of personal protection? Dial 911? I would be scared to death to live there one day without a personal weapon. Right now the ones with weapons there are the Taliban.

    August 17, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      What I would do if I had the Choice I would take those We took as Prisoners and shop Off Their Heads on TV so they can see How it feels!!! Maybe then They would think Twice about doing it to ours...

      August 17, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Joe

        No it wouldn't. They want to chop our heads off already, and dying for their cause is a privaledge. We need to either hit them with the full weight of the US military and eradicate them once and for all, or just get the heck out of there.

        August 23, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  50. pod

    bar-effen-baric

    August 17, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Nemo Crets

      "Golden rule around the globe"–so you're saying you would want to be stoned to death with no trial?

      August 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      I think the point is they were going to be guilty whetther they comitted the crime or not. Without due process it seems anyone with a rumor could get someone killed if they have a motive to do so.

      August 24, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  51. JOHNE

    " Executing these two young people "WITHOUT TRIAL " IS A CRIME "

    as if a trial would have made it ok ! outlaw sharia

    August 17, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Mac

      I despise the Taliban for these abominations. However, the style of this film is crazy stuff like something produced for Hitler, Stalin, or the type of people who are in the Taliban.

      August 22, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  52. BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

    I do too as it only plays into the hands of the right-wing news media.It just gives them more fodder to tout this obscene war.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • AnnBChrist

      Some leader this happened on his watch, he is to blame as much as the executioners.....ss

      August 17, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mr Mad Man

        There is no way Karzai can be blamed for this ridiculous

        August 18, 2010 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
      • ReadCloser

        @AnnBChrist
        wow, you're full of it. do you blame Bush for 9/11? that happened under his watch. is he to blame as much as the Taliban?
        p.s. please change your name to AnnTChrist.

        August 21, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Don't be so stupid.

        August 24, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      If You don't have anything intelligent to say Don't say anything!!!

      August 17, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sharefact

      Must Watch interview by Hamid Gul : Eye Opener.

      Google: "Former Pakistani ISI Chief Hamid Gul: "God Help America!!" – The Alex Jones

      August 18, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee Korte

      What in the hell are you talking about?

      August 20, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • sanjosemike

      Evil has a name. That name is Taliban. sanjosemike

      August 22, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • mac

      Sorry, I posted my comment on this video a little below by accident.

      August 23, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • bailoutsos

      EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS disappear from the war effort and Congress is looking into eggs?

      August 23, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • IMHO

        Well, so far, more than 1,300 people have gotten sick from salmonella-contaminated eggs. As near as I can tell, no one has had their health placed in jeopardy by the missing money. Different priorities here; different sense of urgency. The missing money issue can always be gotten to in due course.

        August 24, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mrs. Barbara Zipfel

      This must be sent to every member of our Congress and to our Armed Forces. This is why we fight for their freedom to make their own choices of government and why it will affect our freedom and our choices of morality. Can we turn our backs on those who have no way out? The people of the land have no choice without us. If the Taliban take complete control again of that country they will have an endless supply of soldiers to send to America thru our borders and into our Universities to unite with the radical elements already present in our country. Free Afganistan and we will keep ourselves free.

      August 24, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      The Taliban is as evil, if not more so, than the Nazis. They must be wiped from the face of the earth. We must stop at nothing. We must spare no expense. We are the good guys, and are greatly blessed – and as such, we have a responsibility to the citizens of this planet. We need to send everything we've got over there...

      August 24, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |