April 7th, 2011
08:17 AM ET

Protesters in Kabul: 'Death to America'

A demonstration in Kabul on Thursday over the burning of a Quran by a U.S. pastor was peaceful, even if the rhetoric from protesters was not.

"The protesters were calling 'Death to America,' 'Death to Obama,'" protest organizer Abdul Fatah Jawad told CNN. "(W)e blame Terry Jones for his action (but) we also believe that American government is behind this burning of the Quran."

"Also, we have sent an official letter to the Afghan government demanding Terry Jones be sent to court in one of the Islamic countries for punishment," Jawad said.

The organizer said teachers, students and ordinary Afghans took part in the demonstration while police kept an eye.

Hashmutullah Stanekzai, spokesman for the Kabul police, confirmed that the demonstration was peaceful. He said about 100 police were deployed to monitor protesters, who numbered around 500, and that they went home after about an hour.

On Tuesday, 1,000 people demonstrated without incident amid a heavy police presence, said Kabul City police official Abdullah Mahboob.

This week's demonstrations marked a contrast with earlier protests, some of which turned deadly.

On Sunday, police and stone-throwing demonstrators clashed in Kandahar with as many as three people killed in the violence.

At least nine people were killed and 73 injured in Kandahar on Saturday, and 12 people died Friday - including seven U.N. employees - when angry demonstrators stormed a U.N. compound in Mazar-e Sharif.

The demonstrations were sparked by the actions of controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones, who presided over what he called a trial of the Quran on March 20.

The holy book of Islam was "found guilty" by members of Jones' tiny church and burned, according to a release posted on the church's website.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the burning as did various U.S. officials, including U.S. President Barack Obama.

"The desecration of any holy text ... is an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry," he said Saturday in a statement released by the White House. "However, to attack and kill innocent people in response is outrageous, and an affront to human decency and dignity."

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  1. salerno

    THESE PROETERS IN KABUL ARE NOT PAKISTANI; NEITHER TALIBAN. They are the demonstration that US are an occupation force supporting dictatorships.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      PROTESTERS

      April 21, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. pamiri

    Karzai is just paving the way for the Taliban and more influences of Pakistan isi in Afghanistan, and all suicide bombers are his brothers , even they can entred to the minstry of defense ?

    April 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Karzai has just warned Petreus ans US about civilian casualties as they are making the international community look bed and the Afghan people to protest, not the Taliban.

      April 20, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. pamiri

    dear all
    In the protest in Mazar , who do you think had hands ?
    Naturally Mazar people are very peaceful and also there is a very good administration and good security and its clear for all , but we should know the fact It would be better for all,

    According investigations shows that the government ( Karzai is supporters and Taliban) mislead the protest and those Taliban who were under the government custody in peace houses were the killer of UN staff in Mazar not civilians, why Karzai and his supporters did so?

    In one hand they (Karzai and his supporters) want to show that Mazar province which is located in north of the country, has the Taliban influence and Mazar administration is not good in ensuring security.

    Because all time have seen that the Mazar governor who is against the Karzai’s ideas, was not supporting Karzai, and on the other hand Karzai and his supporters are well aware of this that the people of the country do not like him to be on power because he is incapable, very weak in management , very pashtun nationalist figure , who just works for ISI Taliban and Alqaeda and also Karzai is the man who occupied the power through fraud and cheating in last presidential election.

    In addition Karzai knows better that one day people are protesting against me and would be expel me from the power so that he changed the mood of peaceful protest to violence mood to pave a way that people should think that all the protest could be with violence , therefore, people would not be joining the protesters which would be against him. Now all people know the reality of the ground and they do not want such unwise and incompetent man as president in 21 century, he was good for the stone time with his brothers Taliban.

    April 14, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Your attempt to disguise Karzai as Taliban is ridiculouse.

      April 14, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Now is the moment for reconciliation, otherwise civil war in Afghanistan will never end.

      April 14, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Hindu WISE man

    "Someone" posted a comment here that WMD's were used in Iraq by Saddam. Silly me, I thought that the WMD issue had LONG ago been laid to rest as being bogus.

    April 12, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Sanity

      Well, Sadam did use poison gas on the Kurds, some consider those as WMD....just sayin

      April 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Hindu WISE man

        OK, thanks for that. I was just deja vuing on the big flap about NOT finding any after all the hub bub.....

        April 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Hindu WISE man

        Had a cogent reply to our resident troll but WordPress barred it. The machine has a point, I guess....whyy bother. the misery mongers here do not want an intelligent discussion. FYAH

        April 12, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Hindu and cogent are oxymoron. They cannot have the same subject

      April 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Hindu WISE man

        Stupid self involved bigot.

        April 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        trigot.

        April 12, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. salerno

    Pakistan is paid by the US to fight the Taliban. Karzai has no role in that situation.

    April 12, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. pamiri

    dear all, Karzai is a big problem now because he just works for Pakistan alqaed IsI Taliban and their supporters, he should be removed from job

    April 12, 2011 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
    • cput

      So why don't the people of Afghanistan protest to get him out? Maybe because they don't want to get arrested and throw in jail?

      April 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        cput – quit manipulating the truth. Afgahns are protesting against the US. Part of them may be against Karzai, but their big problem is US occupation.

        April 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • pamiri

        In the protest in Mazar , who do you think had hands ?
        Naturally Mazar people are very peaceful and also there is a very good administration and good security and its clear for all , but we should know the fact It would be better for all,

        According investigations shows that the government ( Karzai is supporters and Taliban) mislead the protest and those Taliban who were under the government custody in peace houses were the killer of UN staff in Mazar not civilians, why Karzai and his supporters did so?

        In one hand they (Karzai and his supporters) want to show that Mazar province which is located in north of the country, has the Taliban influence and Mazar administration is not good in ensuring security.

        Because all time have seen that the Mazar governor who is against the Karzai’s ideas, was not supporting Karzai, and on the other hand Karzai and his supporters are well aware of this that the people of the country do not like him to be on power because he is incapable, very weak in management , very pashtun nationalist figure , who just works for ISI Taliban and Alqaeda and also Karzai is the man who occupied the power through fraud and cheating in last presidential election.

        In addition Karzai knows better that one day people are protesting against me and would be expel me from the power so that he changed the mood of peaceful protest to violence mood to pave a way that people should think that all the protest could be with violence , therefore, people would not be joining the protesters which would be against him. Now all people know the reality of the ground and they do not want such unwise and incompetent man as president in 21 century, he was good for the stone time with his brothers Taliban.

        April 14, 2011 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Your attempt to manipulating the facts is amazing. Few released prisoners would be able to start so big protests ?
        Also it was not the first time people protested, and violence is the only way to get attention.

        April 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pamiri

    The protest was not but in itself, it the way of asking about your right and if you think some thing happening with bother you , it is a democratic way of conveying you message to the ears of policy makers, but it also prohibited in Islam and all other religions to kill people who helped you like UN staff in Mazari Sharif,

    According to investigations those protesters who made a violent the protest and as result killed UN staff, were those Taliban that recently have been release by Karzai under the peace process , now you all can imagine the situation in depth attention ! meanwhile last night as response to this question that they were Taliban or no( who killed UN staff in Marzari Sharif)? , Karzai declared through news that defending from Islam is not just the responsibility of Taliban, this statement means, on one hand its through who killed the UN staff were Taliban ( those Taliban who released under the fake peace process of Karzai with Taliban) not all protestors and on the other hand Karzai was trying to provoke people against UN and other international staff and forces who help for the deprived people of Afghanistan. Through these bad actions that Karzai in irresponsible ways in which bother both international forces and Afghans too wants to make Pakistan and ISI Alqaeda happy. International forces should know that the people of Afghanistan is international forces not with irresponsible statement of Karzai and his Talibanized some figures in government.

    April 11, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Karzai has no real power, he just ASKED US military to avoid more civilian casualties, but he cannot control them. Afghan police is under US military control. The problem is the people of Afghanistan is tired of foreign occupation, and they do not feel the UN workers are there to help them. Like in Iraq, the promised services are still a dream.

      April 12, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
      • pamiri

        Karzai is a big problem now because he just works for Pakistan alqaed IsI Taliban and their supporters, he should be removed from job

        April 12, 2011 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Pakistan is US allie and receives US money to fight the Taliban.

        April 12, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
      • pamiri

        according you Salerno, Karzai has no real power , then its good otherwise this stupid Karzai had already killed all people of the country by surrending then to Taliban

        April 14, 2011 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Karzai received the instruction to negotiate with Taliban from the US, but it is difficoult toi get support of the afghan pèeople if even the non-Taliban are bombed and killed by the US military.

        April 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hindu WISE man

    where did the (Mafia) come from, here......? Whaaaaat?

    Oh, never mind. it's just mr "garbled (R) us" babbling away again.

    April 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mikey

    A polemic is a form of dispute, wherein the main efforts of the disputing parties are aimed at establishing the superiority of their own points of view regarding an issue.

    Along with debate, polemic is one of the more common forms of dispute. Similar to debate, it is constrained by a definite thesis which serves as the subject of controversy.

    However, unlike debate, which may seek common ground between two parties, a polemic is intended to establish the supremacy of a single point of view by refuting an opposing point of view.

    This is what our troll(s) try to do.

    April 11, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Napoli

    Wow! The protesters urged the Afghan government to "demand" the "guilty" be punished under Islamic Law. Holy Crap!

    So, If I go to (my) Church on Sunday I should be punished, as well, in an Islamic State.

    Sounds like someone wants to rule the world. Sounds like someone has no idea what a Freedom of Speech is.

    I think Islam is a sham, invented (by man) with the sole purpose of satisfying the needs and desires of man of the day. But hey, if you believe otherwise, that is great. I give you this – you probably have a stronger faith than me and for that may earned much respect from me. So, for this I to should be punished???

    Dude, give it a break. I got news for you. You have no idea if your religion and faith is God's will and will not have any idea until you die and meet Him face to face. Until then Relax! And live and let live.

    April 11, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mikey

      I think you nailed it. World domination by a dictatorial theocracy. Free speech? Not on your life. They want to establish both a European caliphate and an American one as well. Death to America for these pawns is not a metaphor.

      Guaranteed they never heard of John Knox. (A whole other area of discussion with regard to free speech, free will, and personal autonomy.)

      April 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      You both completely lack of understanding. Quran burning was just a pretext to kill some intruders. I was awaiting this moment from a long time as the burning was halted some time ago, but finally it happened.

      April 11, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Napoli

        Ah, most of the dead were civilians, not intruders.

        Who incited the protests to turn to violence? Al Qaida, Taliban, or local store keepers?

        April 13, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Civilians are intruders too. They came from the same countries who killed Afghan people, including elders women and children. People do not need Al Qaeda inspiration to fight against oppressors and terrorists.

        April 13, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Napoli

        Afghan Civilians were killed.....did you read the numbers??

        I am sure anyone with enough hatred is plenty capable of starting violence. You answered like a politician....so, who started the violence? You can see the answer above (pamiri).

        Karzai is not in negotiations with Taliban leaders to compromise the halt of hostilities? Say, where is Karzai from, anyway?

        April 14, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Violence was started by the intruders, the americans. They killed afghans civilians even before 9/11.

        April 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      The request was polemic, as Obama in his hypocrisy declared to condamn the burning, but pretend to rule in Afghanistan.
      So they killed the UN workers, it is normal.

      April 11, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BANGASH

    Does this protest and slogans of death to America in US conquered Afghanistan leave any doubt about the rising hate against US occupation? Salarno believe me Afghan soil has always been a graveyard for invaders, no matter how much the aggressor is greater and stronger. This protest should have opened their eyes and then the blunder of stupid Terry Jones will prove the last nail in their coffins. Now there is no doubt in US intentions and main agenda behind war on terror and here every one, even this fake Afghan Pamiri will rise for their survival when see US CRUSADE knocking at their doors.

    April 11, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Bangash, yes I bet those afghans who think US is going to help them will have a hard awakening. Nobody ever invaded a country to help or free the people, but to control.

      April 11, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Albert E

      Bangash, Salerno, and Palmiri. What would happen if the US left and decided to have 5 nuclear fast attack submarines fire 100 nuclear Tomahawk (N) Missles into Afganistan and Pakistan??? Come on smart guys, what would happen, would that shut your faces then?????

      April 15, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        USA is not the only country with nuke, so they cannot use without being bombed too.

        April 15, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. pamiri

    Sarelno, Then one years ago , in Helman in Italian health clinic the security forces discovered that the clinic responsible persons which were Italian, provided the explosive devices for Taliban for their suicide bomber then let see what you are saying for this action, is it a traitor action or is it a loyalty for the country and honesty to the holly function doctors and medical care in the country?

    From Kabul

    April 11, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      This episode occurred in Lashkar gah hospital, where 3 italians including the surgeon Marco Garatto were arrested.
      The accusations were false and the 3 italians returned to Italy. It was just an attempt to discredit the Emergency aid workers, true heroes, made by the americans and their dogs and Afghan traitors like Pamiri.

      April 11, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Another point about Emergency aid workers is that they are accepted by Afghan ppeople as they did not come with the cover purpose tio colonize the country, and are the living proof of the american lies about the war in Afghanistan.

      April 11, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  13. salerno

    It is not possible calling terrorists all those people in Kabul protesting against Americans. Main problem is occupation and civilian killing. US soldiers should desert like A. Shepherd, an american hero who asked asylum in Germany. The asylum was negated, but he married a German woman and so he got the right to have residency in Germany. I am happy to hear nice stories like that.

    April 11, 2011 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. pamiri

    Salerno, You mentioned good point about Italian, It is not the first time that the Italian helped Taliban, but also four years ago, one Italian and his Afghan colleague who (Ajmal Nakhbandi) went with him as translator, first they kidnapped by Taliban but later on, the Italian man who may had some connection with Taliban has released but the Afghan journalist Ajmal Nakhbandi and his driver who had just 18 year old beheaded by Taliban. think it rationally and then get the picture what this action means for you,
    Note if you need more evidence I would remained you!
    From Kabul

    April 11, 2011 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Probably Taliban considered the Afghan a traitor, and this is why they killed him. Italian surgeons are respected as they are NEUTRAL. THEY DID NOT HELP THE TALIBAN, they offered medicare to everyone injured, including Taliban as requested by the war laws. Only the americans did not respected this basilar human right, as thwey are animals worse than the soviets.

      April 11, 2011 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
      • pamiri

        Taliban is wild animals and we know that better , they are traitors of the country and killers of innocent people in Afghanistan, and we hope the international forces finish and remove them as soon as possible with their supporters even Karzai

        April 11, 2011 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  15. salerno

    I do not enter in afghan fight betwen Taliban and non-Taliban, as it is a problem of the afghan people.
    I point out that the animals are the americans. They even arrested 2 italian surgeons (with an afghan worker) working with Emergency in Afghanistan, accusing them to help the Taliban. Even the Soviet respected the medics, as their job must be impartial, and they must provide medicare for ALL the wounded people during the war. The human rights violations are made by the US, not by the Taliban or the Soviet.

    April 11, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
    • pamiri

      You mentioned good point about Italian, It is not the first time that the Italian helped Taliban, but also four years ago, one Italian and his Afghan colleague who (Ajmal Nakhbandi) went with him as translator, first they kidnapped by Taliban but later on, the Italian man who may had some connection with Taliban has released but the Afghan journalist Ajmal Nakhbandi and his driver who had just 18 year old beheaded by Taliban. think it rationally and then get the picture what this action means for you,
      Note if you need more evidence I would remained you!
      From Kabul

      April 11, 2011 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  16. pamiri

    Yaqobi, and Salerno,

    Excuse me to say this that you are the slave of Pakistan and seductive figures. Your eyes and ears do not work because of yours foolishness and stupidity, you are thinking the same as Karzai and some of his Talibanized ministers are saying. You need to be advised please use your minds if you both have it. What the brutality and barbarian actions remained in the world that Taliban Alqaeda and their supporters have not done them, you can encourage them to do so, As a real Muslim I and most of people of Afghanistan are very shameful from the actions and behavior of Taliban Alqaeda and their supporters and how you can ignore these all (genocide of people by Taliban Alqaeda).

    Taliban and Aqaeda are a very dote on the Islam name , they are the wild animal and god is taking them to the hell, death to all Taliban Alqaeda.

    When know better the situation of those areas were under the control of Taliban before the the coming of international forces to Afghanistan.

    From Kabul

    April 11, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  17. salerno

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    April 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  18. salerno

    Human rights are violated by US oppression. Afghans who believe the americans are in their country to free them will know the sad reality. Look at Iraq. People there are protesting as the US military is still in the country. They are not free. The Iraq median age is just 20,6 y/o, as the americans committed genocide in the country, killing all adult men in age of military service, from 18 to 55. They spread the lies about how bad they treated their women, but now the women are protesting as they missed their husbands and sons.

    April 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • cput

      The US military is still in the country at the request of the Iraq government. How many people did Saddam Hussein kill?

      April 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sativa from Mumbai

        "The (ability) to delude (yourself) may be an (important) survival tool."

        April 10, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sativa from Mumbai

        (code talker) and salamee – do you really REALLY think you are persuading anyone to your position?
        Do you really REALLY think you are being effective at persuading and (convincing) others of the ((rightness)) of your position? Really? Do you really REALLY think your posts are (having) the effect you want? Do you really REALLY know what you want out of this other than to hijack reasonable discussion of the topic?

        April 10, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Sativa – I don't need to persuade as 64% of americans are contrarian to war in Afghanistan. There are even politicians like Ron Paul or veteran ex politician like Jesse Ventura with my same ideas. The problem is to overcome US leadership, as US democracy is problematic. US is controlled by 2-3 families, first of all the Rockfeller family trust.

        April 11, 2011 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
    • cput

      You know, Salerno, I don't disagree with you – the U.S. does need to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan. You read where Gates is trying to get the Iraq government to determine if the US should stay in Iraq after the end of the year or not. The U.S. is in Iraq and Afghanistan at the request of their government. So the people of those countries demonstrating for us to get out is really a good thing. Americans want to get out.

      April 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      cput – Iraq government is controlled by US. Iraq lost his freedom with US invasion like Afghanistan. Saddam killed HIS people (with US WMD), as every country has the right to mantain order INSIDE his border, not outside. It is their people that must rebel from inside.

      April 11, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  19. pamiri

    Most Afghan don’t think that US and international forces are invaders, We people of Afghanistan know better that the Taliban Alqeada ISI and their supporters are the invaders in Afghanistan and these all we are saying is base on evidences, as daily base you can see that many civilians have been killing by Taliban Aqaeda Pakistan by their supporters, schools destroy by them and also Taliban is against the infrastructures and welfare of the people , They are against the all kinds of technologies, Taliban and they are supporters just prefer that stone age life which had had dominated before the Islam.

    Most of people knows that international forces help people and supporter people and release people from the hand of extremists and we believe god is with right people, no with killers and invaders like Taliban and their supporters.

    Burning of Quran is just done by the a stupid man that we condemn that, which was very bad action has he did, and with the rest of non- Muslims we have and we would have good relationship base on trust mutual respect to each other, we all have the right to live in our own ways and believe as human beings and we have no right to impose our ideas and the way of thinking on others. God gave has minds and its up to us to use it in good way which does not bother others , at least we should think if we can do few thing good for human being, not to make distance among human being by irresponsible and irrelevant statements,

    From Kabul

    April 10, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  20. Norm

    So how long 'till the some leader of the 'religion of peace' has her buried up to her neck and stoned to death?

    April 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  21. cput

    Salerno: Where is your proof that US elections are tricked?

    April 9, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      The proof is that there are only 2 parites, financed by the same corporatiions for an almost identical amount of money, and that they, including the presidents do the same policy.

      April 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sativa

      Good try though I doubt you can get an enlightened discourse from him.
      He and the (other) troll just repeat their foolish dogma like it was gospel and as if they own the blog. Good luck!

      April 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      64% of americans are contrarian to the war in Afghanistan, but they cannot end it, and cannot elect a president who is able to end the war.

      April 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sativa

      and LOGIC does not inform his dogmatic position.

      April 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sativa

      He didn't get my joke below, either.........

      April 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Another ominous sign of US dictatorship are the vast amount of lies around the wars. WMD, civilian casualties, prisoners tortures and executiions, attempts to cover wrongdoing inside the military, pretence to incriminate Assange,....

      April 9, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan from Chicago, IL

        salerno you are a sick man to defend these Islamic extremists who kill, murder the infidel and go out to destroy the western way of life. Do you not know they also send their young boys to school that only teaches them to become suicide bombers? How sick of a man are you to defend animals like these?

        April 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – Suicide bombers are a reaction to US attacks. They don't want to destroy western way of life, the contary is true, the west want to destroy their way of life, in fact the war is in Iraq and Afghanistan.

        April 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • cput

      Never heard of "Bohemian (blessed) hindu sanatan (criminal racist) organization" do they have a web site?

      April 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  22. cput

    Salerno: So you think you have a land lock on every square inch of your county? I know I don't. I don't own every square inch of the US to dictate who does and does not come here. So you also want to remain a closed country in Afghanistan? What bad things have the UN workers done? What about the good things the UN workers did for other people in Afghanistan? These people had the right to have the UN workers help them and that was taken away.

    April 9, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      cput – Afghanistan is an occupied country like Iraq. They have the right to protest and get rid of the foreigners even killing them. They are not free. Their people are killed avery day by the US military for retaliation. UN workers did bad simply being in that country, as they are part of the coalition. They are not innocent civilians, they are oppressors, at least this is what most afghans think, and the reason why they killed them.

      April 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • cput

        Salerno: You are just one person. I would like to hear the voice of other Afghanistan people. But guess what – I can't because they don't have an open society in which they can voice their opinion freely without the fear of getting killed. It is too bad all Afghanistan people don't have access to the internet.

        April 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Cput – YOU HEARD THE VOICE OF OTHER AGHAN PEOPLE WHEN THEY PROTESTED AND KILLED 8 UN WORKERS.

        April 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • cput

        Salerno – Don't shout at me. It was three terrorits that killed the UN workers. They do not represent the entire Afghanistan people.

        April 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        They rappresent the part of the afghan people who fight against the occupation. You can call them terrorists, but this your stupidity. Even in Iraq you called the fighters terrorists, but they were just defending their country.

        April 11, 2011 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
  23. Sativa

    Indica and Ruderalis and I have gone into partnership in a rope manufacturing business.

    April 9, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Sativa

      In Mumbai.

      April 9, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  24. salerno

    What is worse than a Hindu ?
    A Hindu smoking cannabis !

    April 9, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  25. MoHam

    Here is a great reason for a Muslim to disgust about whole Islam.

    Ali Sina's Challenge
    I receive many emails from angry Muslims, who sometimes beg me, and sometimes order me to remove this site. I consider both, pleading and bullying, signs of psychopathology. Argumentum ad baculum and argumentum ad misericordiam are both logical fallacies.

    If you do not like this site and want me to remove it, instead of acting as a bully or as a victim, disprove my charges against Muhammad logically. Not only will I remove the site, I will publicly announce that Islam is a true religion. I will also pay
    $50,000 U.S. dollars
    to anyone who can disprove any of the dozen of the accusations that I have made against Muhammad. I accuse Muhammad of being:
    a narcissist a misogynist a rapist
    a pedophile a lecher a torturer
    a mass murderer a cult leader an assassin
    a terrorist a mad man a looter

    http://www.faithfreedom.org/challenge.htm

    April 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Moham – you are quite stupid as no proof can be given for something happened 1400 years ago. Additionally your prejudice will forbide you to see any logical sign. I can revert your challenge shifting to Buddha or Krisna..

      April 8, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Yes, too much cannabis for too little brain.

        April 9, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  26. salerno

    salerno 11:27 post below is not mine. I am not Pakistani and I don't care about any cup.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Reuven Frank.as salamee

      Nobody gives a rats azz...so what....

      April 8, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        salamee – I am precise and want to define anything otherwise your imagination get too wild.

        April 8, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
      • Archie

        NOBODY CARES, you babbling twit.................

        April 8, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        My moral imperative is to correct, even if sombody does not care.

        April 8, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Reuven Frank.

    Riza Afghan – Thank you. High Five!

    April 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  28. salerno

    LOL DIRTY PAKI SLAVES LOST WORLD CUP TO MASTER INDIA LOLOL
    LOL DIRTY PAKI SLAVES LOST WORLD CUP TO MASTER INDIA LOLOL
    LOL DIRTY PAKI SLAVES LOST WORLD CUP TO MASTER INDIA LOLOL
    LOL DIRTY PAKI SLAVES LOST WORLD CUP TO MASTER INDIA LOLOL
    LOL DIRTY PAKI SLAVES LOST WORLD CUP TO MASTER INDIA LOLOL

    April 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  29. salerno

    The problem is not Terry Jones, but the foreigner occupation of Afghanistan. In fact the Afghans killed the US and UN personnel. They protested many times even against the civilian killing by the US military. The Quran burning is just another provocation, but the target are foreigners in Afghanistan, not Terry Jones.

    April 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • cput

      Salerno- Trust me when I say this. The every day average American does not Want to be in Afghanistan. We want our soldiers back home. The every day average American is disgusted by what Terry Jones did. If we could ship him to you we would. ALL religions have the right to believe what they want. ALL religions must respect that each other has the right to believe what the want. America is a country that is MOST tolerant of other people's religion. Don't blame Americans for that nut case Terry Jones.

      April 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        I don't blame Terry Jones, he is even pleasant in his stupidity; I blame the americans because they have no the BALLS to reject the orders and get rid of their politicians and military leadership.

        April 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Archie

        The babbling twit would have America undergo a third world style coup d’état.

        The fool is a traitor and deserter.

        April 8, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        The best time of America were during the fight for independence and during the civil war. After than things started to deteriorate, especially after WWII and the Soviet implosion in 1989.

        April 8, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • cput

        Salerno: It has nothing to do with BALLS or lack there of. In a civil society – there are rules and laws that must be followed and obeyed. Murder for example. What happened to those UN people in Afghanistan was heartbreaking. Americans do get rid of their political leaders.... it is called elections.

        April 9, 2011 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        UN workers are intruders, not innocents. US elections are tricked, as it is like to choice betwen Coke and Pepsi. May be one is a little bit sweeter, but if you want coffe, you cannot have it. This is not real freedom.

        April 9, 2011 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        read "to choose"

        April 9, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  30. Dan from Chicago, IL

    Terry Jones did not think of what his actions would bring out from the madness of the Islamic people and he will be judged by God for judging others beliefs as I will because I believe that Islam has only brought hatred and wars not love and brotherhood which is what Jesus came for and the only way to be forgiven. This madness of these Islamic people only goes to show how much hatred Islamic people hold in their hearts for other people with no love for those who are trying to help them or for that matter any other people but their own!

    April 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      A man has every right to show what he believes in as you do now, but as a propagandist and a liar Jesus/God will have no favor in you!

      April 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Christians kept killing each other for 2 thousands years after Jesus, more than muslims. All the ethnic cleansing were made by christians countries. Afghans are killing for self-defense. Nobody is trying to help them, but to impose a different way of living. Of course they reacted, even if I am surprised as the violence is still too low.

      April 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Abdul Ameer

    Moslems must be held to the same standards of humanity that everyone else is, even though they frequently do not behave like human beings with the ability and the obligation to distinguish between right and wrong and to be held responsible for their behavior. The problem is that, if they are held to those standards, they are forced to violate the tenets of their religion. The doctrines of Islam tell them than it is right and good to kill people for insulting Islam, the Koran, Allah or Muhammad.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Virgil

      You make sense. Thank you.

      April 7, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Abdul – you miss an important point. The Afghans did not kill the one who burnt the Quran,, but killed the INTRUDERS, as they are occuping Afghanistan using violence. There is nothing wrong in killing the intruders and it is not in contrast with religion.

      April 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • james

      you radicals youe end will come soon anyway your religion is based on killing in the name of allah stoning women like animals no human rights very soon very soon i praise the terry jones just for exposing you more to the world

      April 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        James – I too prize Terry Jones as his action resulted in the killing of 8 intruders. Stay home and you will not be killed.
        Don't go to other countries, making excuses about religion or women, animals.

        April 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Virgil

    Quoting Der Spiegel:
    "Both sides carry blame: those who provoke, and those who allow themselves to be provoked."

    "On the one side are the radical, evangelical Christian pastors who offer blanket condemnations of Islam, knowing full well what the consequences might be. On the other side are the Muslim extremists who react reflexively and kill indiscriminately as revenge. Both sides think they are right. And they play by rules that disregard basic tenets of civilization..."

    Unfortunately posting on this blog is useless. The 5 or 6 people who consistently post here are just talking to themselves. Those who need to hear the voice of reason do not come here so the tantrum continues.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Abdul Ameer

      Virgil, your moral equivalence is abominable! Can you truly not distinguish between murder, on the one hand, and symbolic freedom of speech, on the other hand? You are one of those who much needs to hear the voice of reason!

      April 7, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
      • Reuven Frank.

        Lemme see if I can follow the contorted "logic" here:

        First, there is a post quoting the German news media Der Spiegel saying essentially, that ALL peoples should be held accountable to the same standards of civilization.

        Second, Abdul slams it for reasons that were not stated clearly other than to compare "apples and oranges," metaphorically speaking....

        Third, mr (code) talker slams Abdul (I think) with a garbled mess of a post.

        Assumption: mr (code) talker AGREES with the Der Spiegel quote that all civil societies INCLUDING those who adhere to islam should abide by the same standards of conduct.

        Is my conclusion correct? I bet mr (code) talker will knee-jerk with an automatic dispute with this conclusion as will mr little italy, JUST because they seem to have a vested interest in trying to be some kind of weirded "moral" compass for the rest of us by always taking issue with a post even if it actually serves their purpose.

        Final insult to our collective intelligence: mr little italy encourages and condones murder. Not surprising, because he is a deserter and a traitor by HIS OWN ADMISSION.

        April 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Reuven Frank.

        So rather than providing an actual answer that would clarify and enlighten all you can come up with is this....?

        April 7, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Reuven Frank – Italy eas my original country, but i have no longer anything to do with Italy.
        Having said that, I do not support murder, as I condamn all military operations moved by US. I support the afghans when they kill the foreigners for self-defence as they invaded their country. Self-defense is not murder.

        April 7, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Italy WAS

        April 7, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Virgil

      I believe that is PRECISELY what the quote from Der Spiegel says, that BOTH sides should be held accountable.

      However, you further say "The problem is that, if they are held to those standards, they are forced to violate the tenets of their religion." Therefore to BE responsible VIOLATES their religion.

      What's profoundly wrong with that picture?

      April 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        It is not a violation of their religion killing the intruders. It is perfectly human and responsible.

        April 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  33. MoHam

    These s hit heads has to redo the whole thing again. Because the brave woman on the planet Ann Barnhardt use Bacon as bookmark for Quran and burn it page by page. Go Afghans! Go and Behead yourselves and leave the peace!

    http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerkimball/2011/04/06/ann-barnhardt-culture-hero/?singlepage=true

    April 7, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  34. milsyman

    you no what u.s will win and chinas on its way to help kill u soon

    April 7, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  35. salerno

    These protests are the real face of the Afghan people. They are against the US, even those who do not support the Taliban.

    April 7, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  36. andrew lubin

    difficult to explain freedom of speech to a country that has none. And if a riot broke out in this country as a result of Jones's deliberate actions, could he be charged with inciting a riot, or deliberate manslaughter? A shame this moron suffers no consiquences for his actions.

    April 7, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
    • cput

      Terry Jones has a 2.4 million dollar bounty on his head. I doubt he will be with us much longer. Not that I feel bad.... He is an idiot a moron for being the instigator in all of this.

      April 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |