August 25th, 2011
08:51 AM ET

Karzai orders release of 20 would-be youth suicide bombers

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered the release of a group of would-be child suicide attackers ranging between ages 8 and 17.

Some of the 20 youngsters told Karzai that they were recruited by the Taliban, strapped with vests and ordered to detonate them near foreigners, the president's office said in a statement.

Militants told the youngsters that the blasts would spare them but kill the foreigners, the statement said Wednesday.

Karzai asked security forces to free the youth and hand them over to their families.

The president told the children that while other countries are educating youth to be doctors and engineers, militants in Afghanistan are teaching them to be suicide attackers, the statement said.

Afghan and international forces have been battling the Taliban, who are leading an insurgency against the government.

Analysts say the Taliban are recruiting children from Islamic schools and low-income neighborhoods to carry out suicide missions.

In Pakistan, the Taliban promise children rivers of milk and honey, and tell them that virgins await them in heaven, military officials say.

– CNN's Matiullah Mati contributed to this report.

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  1. baronsternberg

    Channy, "diversity" need not and often does not include strapping on bombs and blowing oneself up. In better economic times, even in Afghanistan most people don't like or approve of jihadism. Most of them just want to work, raise their families, and better their lot materially. Jihadism is like a cultural "default setting" that kicks in when people are desperate enough and have nowhere else to turn.

    Jihadism and violence is not specifically Islamic. Look what Mexican kids are being forced to do by drug cartels along our border.

    September 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Channy

    What it comes down to is basic kindness for one another. The fact that nationwide children are being used for terrorism has NOTHING to do with what country you come from or what religion you follow. In Africa the war on children is even worse, they are being sacrificed into the war against their will. We arent talking about that, why?? Because honestly, America has a problem with Muslims, and thats where we are at. Its sad but true, we're in a winnless war fighting for nothing, and trying to bring down the muslim way of life. Kids are always Moldable, and saying they should die is evil. Jesus said, Let the children come🙂 They just need to be molded differently//which wont happen until we stop trying to force "American ways" on other countries and accept diversity as how it is.

    August 30, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Really? If you took the time to learn what we (America, NATO, and ISAF) are doing there, you would realize yours is not an intelligent argument. You seriously missed the point altogether. The Taliban (some of which are Afghan and the majority of which are Muslim extremists) are using their country’s children to continue the bloodshed. The same thing that is happening with the African children is happening with the Afghan children. It has nothing do with forcing anything “American” onto another nation or hating another religion. This is about a people’s freedom, irrespective of nationality, religion, color, or creed. Did you know that many of America’s and others nation’s forces supporting the operations in Afghanistan are Muslim? We are giving a nation back its respect, its sense of worth, its life. 48 countries are participating under the NATO and ISAF banners to rebuild the country of Afghanistan. Education is instrumental in keeping extremists from destroying the things that are truly precious in life, so please do us all a favor and learn what you’re talking about. You’re comments will only put those individuals who protect your right of free speech in danger. I’ve walked the streets in both Africa and Afghanistan and seen firsthand the people’s struggles. So help us help them…

      September 6, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      American and Nato are not trying to help the Afghan people, but are fighting an aggressive war for their geopolitical interests, with the goal to control the world. They do not care human lives as demonstrated in Iraq, Serbia, Lebanon, Libya, Afghanistan.

      September 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. pamiri

    They are so coward who prepares children for suidide bombing and but Karzai too coward to released them so,

    I think these all were Karzai's brothers so he can not punish them,

    from kabul

    August 28, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jay Pizzino

    I think that it is soooooooo sad that grown people have to put innocent children in the way of harm so they can protect theirselfs,these kids should be learning about life and playing,just being kids no walking around with bomb and being brain washed to due grown ups dirty work.If the grown up(tablian).They cant be to brave when their hiding scared and has children standing on front lines in danger,It is sooo sad I wish I had enough money to save all them kids from being brain washed,set up so they get killed,(when they should have to worry about grown up problems,and the ones that should be fighting don't have enough courage to do what they making the children due.Harming another human being is just wrong.But when you manuplacet children to get the job done...How do they live with theirselves.God Be with those children all the children that is being subject to this abuse.They are our future.We need to raise them right no matter what race religion or color.I wish more people will speak up.The children cant protect theirselves they need us..

    August 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      It is sad, but the american are responsible too as the Taliban because they invaded the country.

      August 28, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. George Patton

    Is this really true or is this just another C.I.A. ploy to drum up support for the obscene war in Afghanistan? With the right-wing thugs in Washington running things, anything is possible! At any rate, the general public remains brainwashed!!!

    August 25, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      If true it would be very bad, but probably you are right, Patton, it could be just the usual attempt to gain support for a stupid war.

      August 26, 2011 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
    • D.R.

      George, take it from a soldier who knows...they will stop at nothing to kill our way of life and they will use whatever tools they can including children. dont be stupid and think everything is propaganda. this is innocent children being brainwashed into thinking they are doing right. it is an abomination and sad that grown people will ask there children to die in order to kill others. No God i ever learned about would ask for children to blow themselves up.

      August 27, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. D. A. N.

    THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST:
    #1) The Messiah – who He was
    #2) Love – for all
    #3) Forgiveness – for those who believe in Him
    #4) Mercy – for all
    #5) Hypocrisy – those who proclaim themselves to be above all others, like the pharisees who robed themselves in fine linen and were very knowledgeable about the laws and scripture, but were without the main qualities of God, His love, mercy and forgiveness.

    August 25, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      In fact D.A.N., hypocrisy is the name of the game in Washington these days. Just like the Pharisees in the days of Jesus, the right-wing thugs today are full of arrogance and self-righteousness as displayed by Hilary Clinton in her speeches. Moreover, just look at the hypocrisy in our policies toward the Middle East!

      August 25, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        I don't see them. Where and what?

        August 25, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        I don't see them. Where and what hypocrisy?

        August 25, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Barry G.

    Salerno,

    You made another good point.

    Thank you, brother.

    –Barry

    August 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Thank you for recognizing the true teaching of Jesus. You have a good understanding of christianity.

      August 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        What are the true teachings of Jesus?

        August 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Barry G.

    Salerno,

    You made a very good point about how no one is authorized to use Jesus for violence. Well said.

    God bless you my brother.

    –Barry

    August 25, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ART

    Can we send seal team 6 over to Salerno's house

    August 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      They are mostly dead.

      August 25, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sal you are a liar

        Salerno everytime you speak a lie you will feel a kick in the face! Something horrible will come down by the power of Allah and you will be stricken by the foot of Chuck Norris!

        Word to Allah ma brotha! Hahaha

        I bet you live in America chillen in your Gas Station bored!! Go home if you don't like it here!! Yipee

        August 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        I never felt a kick in my face, as I do not lie. I like America, but I don't think we as western-nations should rule the world, just defend the international waters without interferring in other countries internal affairs.

        August 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barry G.

      ART,

      Remember what Jesus said:
      Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called the sons of God.

      August 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. omar

    Islam is a religion of mercy and justice. It teaches its adherents to interact with all people and to cooperate with them for the betterment of mankind. More than ever today, Muslims need to work together with other groups that oppose oppression, bloodshed, corruption, promiscuity and perversion. They should also cooperate with non-Muslims in upholding truth and combating falsehood, in supporting the oppressed, and eliminating such dangers as pollution and disease.

    August 25, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      In the mean time is important to kill the american intruders in Afghanistan, even if they are muslims.

      August 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • omar

        You supposed to create love and peace. God created all of us. If he hated us, he would not create us. No one has the right to kill other humans to complete their desires.

        August 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Barry G.

        Aren't visitors considered to be a gift from God?

        And are we not obligated to treat well and to care for those who come into our land?

        I know that the Scriptures of the Jews and Christians teach this, and I believe that it is an old Arab custom to receive strangers as guests, as a gift from God.

        August 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        I was considered an host among muslims as I went unarmed.

        August 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        Ha! A host? What did you have to offer?

        August 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      Hello Omar, we hear the Koran tells Muslims they must convert or eliminate non-believers and that it is OK to use whatever means necessary to do so. This seems consistent with what the Taliban are doing. Those who would send their children to do this means to me that they must really believe their prophet said this was OK. While many evangelicals wish to promote Christian beliefs there is no where in the teachings of Jesus that says those who believe in him must convert or eliminate non-believers. Islam came about 500 years after Christ based on a man's idea of what would be better for the Tribal people It is a man's verson of events and nothing more. Sorry Omar. God Bless You and Keep You.

      August 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Barry G.

    salerno,

    Are you serious?

    What could possibly atone for and wash away your sins, except for the blood of the son of God?

    Who else but Christ conquored death and the grave?

    And who else but the son of God has the authority to give eternal life?

    –Barry

    August 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Barry- If you are a christian you must believe so. No problem.

      August 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • D. A. N.

      He thinks(my guess is because he converted to Islam)that he knows all there is to know about spiritual matters. Even though you are a true believer of the ONLY begotten son of God you will never get through to him.

      August 25, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Capricorn

    Karzai : "Go home......no virgins for you today......

    August 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. WHITE DEVIL

    DOWN WITH ISLAM

    August 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. SconnieGuz

    Screw islam and everything it stands for. Get the he!l out of the West you brainwashed monkeys.

    August 25, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      You must go out of muslim countries and you will do as you don't want to be killed.

      August 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sylv

    Geeee, I thought they were all volunteers against the mighty Shetan and evil and oppressive Israel. That's what the left says all the time.

    August 25, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  16. ranger 830

    Behold the glory of Islam.Again we see the barbaric nature of fanatical islam.These people call us Infadels!!!! These are children have you no soles.Keep beleaving your mullas and false prophets and islam is doomed to destruction! Like it or not you will have to learn to live with the rest of the world like it or not.Muslims can immigrate to America and walk the streets with little fear.The same cant be said for christian and jews or hidus in Islamic countries.Until you progress out of the stoneage and denounce radical islam you will be doomed like sheep you are led to the slaughter in the name of Allah!!!!!!! I wish you luck!

    August 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      I walked without fear in muslim countries before the US aggression. Radical islam is an invention and a creation of western fanatism.

      August 25, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        Yea? When? Where? And by what faith did you walk in? If you relate to them sure you will be accepted, but if you proclaimed to be Christian, Jewish or a Hindu surely your perception and reception would be different.

        August 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • ladydi

        you probably were wearing your long white dress and sweaty headcover...........oh, lets not forget your sandles.....and your camel breath.......

        August 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • SpeakingTheTruth

        Actually, radical Islam is EXACTLY what the Koran calls for, to the point that it states that killing an Infidel mmight be doing God a favor.

        August 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        At that time I was still a christian and they knew that. I had western look.

        August 25, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        I converted from christianity to Islam because islam is more peacefull and has a more complet doctrine.

        August 25, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sal you are a liar

        Salerno everytime you speak a lie you will feel a kick in the face! Something horrible will come down by the power of Allah and you will be stricken by the foot of Chuck Norris!

        Word to Allah ma brotha! Hahaha

        I bet you live in America chillen in your Gas Station bored!! Go home if you don't like it here!!

        August 25, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Barry G.

    D. A. N.,

    If you will read your Bible, you will see that John wrote about the anti-Christ in his epistle of First John.

    John wrote that the anti-Christ had come in his day, and that there were many anti-Christs, at the time he wrote this epistle.John wrote that these individuals were once among them (were once members of John's church, or were once members of his community of faith), but they had left and began teaching that Jesus did not actually come in the flesh.

    This issue of Jesus actually taking on a truly fleshly body or coming in the flesh is the Gnostic issue, which caused much difficulty for the early church.

    John's point was that he wanted those who had left the church or community he was serving to return, in order that they may have fellowship together again, and then his joy and that of his fellow Christians may be complete or full.

    Note: The Greek of First John is the easiest to read in the New Testameent. It is written so simplisticly, that it seems to have been written that way for a purpose, such as to enable everyone to be able to read this basic message, even if one had limited reading or Greek skills.

    Incidentally the Greek of Luke, Paul's epistles, and especially the Greek of the book of Hebrews is rather difficult to read.

    Long story short, those who denied that Jesus actually came in the flesh were also guilty of hating their brother. Read First John.

    Long story short, Jesus did come in the flesh, and therefore we should (must) love one another. If he didn't actually take on a fleshly body (as some taught), then it wasn't necessary to love and obey his teachings.

    John wrote: God is light....If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses our sins.

    In other words, if we hate our brother or sister or fail to love our brother or sister, we are not walking in the light, and the blood of Christ doesn't cleanse our sins.

    Long story short, love one another.

    That includes our enemies.

    August 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • D. A. N.

      I don't clearly understand Barry G.. Jesus did say that there were anti-Christ even in His time on earth, but in John's vision did he not see a beast come out of the sea to become the anti-Christ that would rule during the great tribulation? Also in Daniel did he not have a vision of the beast with ten horns that would rule and trample the earth? I believe this to be the nations of Islam. I truly believe we are living in the end times now!

      August 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Barry G.

        Again, read your Bible.

        Jesus did not use the term anti-Christ. The epistle known as First John speaks about this, and it speaks about this at a time after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

        The epistle of First John is not the book of Revelation.

        Some scholars believe that the authors of the epistle of First John and the book of Revelation are different. This is due to the great difference in the quality of the Greek, the different vocabulary, etc..

        Also there was more than one church leader named John in the early church.

        The writer of the book of Revelation, also called John, speaks about the Beast and the Dragon. He does not use the term anti-Christ.

        The fact that the beast is red, sits on seven hills, has seven horns, etc., leads scholars to believe that this was probably a reference to the Roman emperor Nero. Nero had red hair, persecuted the church and considered himself to be divine. (Rome was situated on seven hills, and emperor worship was expected of the citizens of Rome. Christians were persecuted and martyred for not worshiping the emperors.)

        Some scholars believe that the beast in Revelation is one of the later Roman emperors, who also persecuted the church, such as Domitian and others.

        Note the beast has the number 666.

        This number is understood by Jewish writers to refer to a man. The number seven was considered a divine number. Six was code for a man, and the fact that it's repeated three times, emphasizes that this man is no god, even though he claims to be divine.

        Please open your Bible and read it.

        The theme of the book of Revelation is much different than that of First John.

        Please go home and open your Bible and read it. I suggest you begin by reading First John.

        The book of Revelation is clearly addressing one of the waves of persecution that threatened the church, until the edict of Galerius or the Edict of Milan.

        August 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Barry G – I explained many times to Dan that the anti-Christ is an imitation of Christ misleading the christians. You are quite correct, but Dan cannot realize as he is part of this phenomenon.

      August 25, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        OH NOW you are saying Christ mislead His followers? Are you trying to call His followers anti-Christ?

        August 25, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        The anti-Christ mislead Jesus followers, IDIOT.

        August 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        You said " the anti-Christ is an imitation of Christ misleading the Christians". Read 1st John 2:18-23 and this will show you that YOU are the anti-Christ and all who have no faith in Jesus as the Christ!

        August 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        And who are you to talk, the person who said God could make more Christs? FOR WHAT REASON?

        August 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan: I confirm what I said. The anti.Christ is an imitation of Christ, but he mislead the christians. To difficoult to undesrtand for your little brain ? Even Barry explained you the John revelation. False christians are the anti-christ, not other religions.
        To deceive the christians you must show yourself as the Christ, or Christ follower.

        August 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        Little brains are smarter than bigger ones! As for who and what an anti-Christ is, I told you to READ 1st John 2:18-23! They are anyone who does not believe in Jesus as the Christ!

        August 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        If the big brain is an hydrocephalus, but it is not the case. The anti-Christ is described in chapter 13-11. Not in chapter 2.

        August 25, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • Barry G.

        No, Salerno. You seem to have misunderstood my point.

        The term anti-Christ is found in the epistle known as First John. In this brief epistle (religious letter), John speaks about a group of people, who once were members of their church, but who had left the church.

        John writes that these individuals, whom he calls anti-Christs, left the church and began teaching that Jesus did not come in the flesh.

        John writes: Who is the anti-Christ, but he who says that Jesus did not come in the flesh.

        Some of the early Christians were influenced by a teaching called Gnosticism. The Gnostics believed that all matter was evil, including flesh. This led some of the Christians to believe that Jesus must not have had a fleshly body.

        John writes his epistle as a response to this teaching, and John states plainly that Jesus did, in fact, come in the flesh. In other words, even though he was the son of God, he took on the form of a human being.

        Note: John writes: We saw him with our own eyes, we heard him with our own ears, we touched him with our own hands, we beheld him...

        The fact that John calls attention to the senses makes clear that Jesus was flesh and blood, not a spirit.

        Those who were saying that Jesus did not come in the flesh believed that he must have had a different kind of body, bedause they all belived that he did come and did die on the cross.

        Those who believed that Jesus didn't come in the flesh were also guilty of hating their brother and sister.

        John identifies these people as the anti-Christs.

        John and the other members of his church knew these people quite well, for they once worshiped with them. In other words they were just normal people, who had begun to believe false teachings.

        John's point is, Jesus came in the flesh, and he suffered his crucifixion in a human body. He was not a spirit, a ghost, or a phantom. He suffered, bled, and died, just like you and I do.

        John also makes the point that we must therefore love one another.

        August 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Barry – I understood your point, but it is not the complete picture. Even first John is not the complete picture. There are forces against true sppirituality mimetizing the different religions. Inside christianity they are called anti-Christs or false doctors, or false prophets and are espression of the beast. Inside Islam are called awlyia shaytan, false sufis. They use a religion as support to deceive the believers. No religion or tradition is immune. Even hinduism or taoism have some exemplum. Sometimes they do not just operate in the psycological area, but create criminal organizations.

        August 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Barry G.

    Again I see we picked a winner, when we decided to back Hamid Karzai.

    We seem to back the worst people to be leaders (and dictators) in other countries.

    Is it any wonder why people all over the world hate us?

    Look at some of those we've backed:
    Ferdinand Marcos
    The Shah of Iran, before the revolution
    Manuel Antonio Noriega

    And that's only the beginning of the list.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Andrew

    Before turning them loose, take the vests they were issued and strap them to a dummy filled with fake blood and set it off. Let the kids see that they had been 'lied to' and the possible consequence of what they were recruited to do.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jim

    The principle difference is Christianity instucts Christians to proselytize the unsaved by personal example and prayed vs radical Islam that decrees it is ok to kill or take from an infidel or unbeliver. Seems pretty clear to me.

    August 25, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Barry G.

      More than that, Jim.

      Jesus said: You have heard it said, "'Love your friends and hate your enemies', but I tell you 'Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you', so that you may be sons and daughters of your father in heaven, who makes the rain to shine on the just and unjust'".

      August 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        So Barry G. does that mean God does not want anyone to fight against the anti-Christ? Will He take care of it or will those left behind have a say in the matter? I believe that God will provide for those who have faith in Him and through US He will defeat them! That is why we have the power and technology to defeat them! Yes we should pray for them, so that they might be saved, but if their even using children as bombs surely God would want someone to put a stop to it! Your probably right, as a Christian we should love one another, but if Islam does not put a stop to it somebody has to!

        August 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • mike

        Most Christians don't know the first thing about Jesus' teachings.

        August 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • jonathan

        Dan, I believe that you should probably look at Revelation 6:14-17....also take a look at Matthew 26:52....Please go back to Revelation 6:9-11.. You might see that God has a different agenda than the people of the world..While he does give governments the right to resist and they will ;...... hostile forces, he does not justify their works a righteousness on the level of Righteousness required for salvation..The very first missionary to Korea was killed the instant he arrived ...his head was cut off and all the persons on board the ship killed..The man who cut his head off took the book that he had in his hand, while saying ," Jesus ! Jesus ! " anyway he took the book and pasted the pages on the walls in his house...someone in his family later read those pages..his grandson became a minister and lead many people to Jesus in Korea..that was in the 1800's...the point is we don't need any guns ..we don't need any weapons of this world..The word of God is not bound....all forms of Christianity today come from the survivors of the Roman persecutions of the martyrs of Jesus as is written in Revelation 6:9-11 ....they had no weapons, they had no swords....yet Christianity remains to this day..The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.🙂 I appoligize for being so wordy.. 🙂

        August 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Barry is right. Jesus stopped Peter from acting violently saying that he could call legions of angels to do that work. Nobody is authorized to take the part of Jesus using violence. This is the anti-Christ.

        August 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Joshua Wertheim

    Hope these 20 young suicide bombers wait until after we leave before they blow themselves up in Afghanistan, killing their neighbors and maybe if we're lucky a few of their supporters too.

    August 25, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  22. Arpaio

    Let them free. Hopefully, the will kill themselves with a handful of muslims standing by.

    August 25, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • mike

      They're children you sicko. They have an excuse. You on the other hand don't.

      August 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Little Big Man

      Seems like the on going trend,

      August 25, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Quest

    People attacking Islam forget that Islam is neither a new arrival nor a new religion. The extremists you see are a fringe like in any other religion. The history of Islam and Muslims in this country is as old as this country itself is. If there was any extremist agenda rooted in Islam itself, it should had manifested itself throughout this country's history. If we choose to act like bigots, that simply shows our ignorance and narrow mindedness. Things started going this direction for last couple of decades due political reasons mainly. It doesn't take a genius to see how things were just 20 years ago and what went wrong. You can sit in front of Fox whole day, then recite those propaganda news to others claiming to be an expert on subject matter and you can even choose to live that way forever. But none of this will change the facts on ground. Read history, educate yourself and live up to American values if your truly feel proud of being an American.

    August 25, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Total Nonsense

      Islam is all wrong with no right PERIOD. Those you call fringes are the NORM.

      August 25, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
      • Quest

        Your name and words speak volumes. Bliss in your ignorance and arrogance while world moves on and history pages are being written.

        August 25, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • yawn

      I was going to read your posting but I got bored half way through. Go preach somewhere else.

      August 25, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Barry G.

      I believe that MUHAMMAD was born in 570 CE and died in 632 CE, and he is considered to be the founder of Islam.

      The sixth century CE is fairly late in human history to establish a religion.

      It's also interesting to note that much of what Muslims teach sounds similar to the teachings of Christians and Jews.

      The Christian community began teaching their message in the first century CE, and the Jews go back to the time of the rule of Thutmose II, during the 18th dynasty of Egypt, and even long before that, when God called Abram.

      August 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Barry – you are right, in fact Islam is not a new religion.

        August 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Sagebrush Shorty

    Let's keep reaching out to Islam.

    August 25, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      What does an 8-year old need with a virgin ?

      August 25, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Omar

      Certain people always blamed Islam for terrorist action. Now the world should know that these youngsters are brained washed by Terrorist and criminals. Islam is peace and love toward people no matter muslims or non muslims. Mr Karazi did a great job for releasing those youngsters who brain washed by taliban terrorist

      August 25, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Total Nonsense

        Islam? Peace and Love? Islam is exclusivly about violence, destruction and wars. Muslims are bloodthirsty animals, Islam is a discrace to the human race.

        August 25, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Omar

        Please discover the truth about islam. Creating hatred and wrong saying will never solve problems but create more hatred and crimes.

        August 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • Vanilla Gorilla

        Have taken the time to explore and understand Islam – and I keep asking the same question. Where is the leadership?
        Who holds Muslims accountable? Most of Islam is just recycled thoughts and ideas form the Torah and the early Christian writings – how about coming up with something original?
        Actions speak louder then words and the actions (and lack of) by the Muslim world speak volumes...........the silence is deafening

        August 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Vanilla – you are right in one point. There is no more good leadership inside Islam as the colonialism has put in power ignorant military leaders, often with the support of the western countries. I think only Turkey has a true muslim leader.

        August 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barry G.

      Well said.

      August 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  25. BANGASH

    No doubt Karzai is a central figure in US designs behind occupation of Afghanistan and like all his predecessors in more then 200 years long history, his appointment on the present post is with blessings of USA, while in the past British Empire used to impose such compliant rulers on Afghanistan. However always these imposed leaders have revolted against their masters whenever they have thought as an Afghan. Karzai too since last so many years has been revolting and blaming USA for their arrogance and failure in Afghanistan and in many cases have directly blamed them for the deaths and destruction of Afghanistan. In very beginning (Dec 2001) when Karzai had encircled Kandahar where Mullah Umar was defending, he had made a deal with Mullah Umar for peaceful surrender but USA had rejected as by this way Alqaida would have been isolated and finished in a month and then USA would have lost justification for further stay in Afghanistan. Karzai's mind is clear and he understands how to deal with Afghans but he is victim of US policies. This good will gesture will also add to his credibility as after all these teenagers are being used by others and they can be a useful citizens provided they are given the opportunity to become good one.

    August 25, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  26. Pierre Alexes - Westmount, Qc - Canada

    Just go through their so-called "sacred" book. Muslims are promised a sort of Disney paradise when "infidels", "non-believers", bla-bla-bla, are killed. Of course, muslims deny this – what do you expect!

    August 25, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • LMAO

      Yup...exactly like christians. Remember, if you don't believe in Jesus, you shall not be allowed in he kingdom of god and you shall burn in hell unless and until accept jesus as you savor and salvation.

      Please do read your bible once in a while.

      August 25, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
      • Fartface McGee

        Not really, that is a prety closed-minded and ignorant view of Christianity and what the church teaches. Whatever helps you sleep at night though, I guess.

        August 25, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        YOU WON'T LMAO! All will bow down to Jesus, if you read your bible!

        August 25, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • jason

      You're a Moron, and of course Muslims deny those accusations because they're not true, and if you say they are true than show it to me , wheres your source? There is no source bc it doesnt say it, you must live in a trailor and drink beer all day thinking about hwo you hate the world and everyone in it, the real terrorist are people like you and your family

      August 25, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
      • Pierre Alexes - Westmount, Qc - Canada

        Yours is a typical reply not offering an intelligent, knowledgeable counter-argument (which is not surprising). It's like selling holy air in a bottle. I also realize my comments make a lot of people supremely uncomfortable – it's one of my many gifts. I am not one who is bashful when expressing my opinion. I hold this principle: Not to over-argue when I believe I have the better side of a given point!

        August 25, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
      • Pierre Alexes - Westmount, Qc, Canada

        Yours is a typical response with no intelligent, knowledgeable counter-argument (a response which is not surprising, to say the least), I realize my comments make a lot of people supremely uncomfortable – it's one of my many gifts! I am not one who is bashful when expressing my opinion!

        August 25, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Barry G.

        Jason,

        When you call your brother a demeaning name, as you did, do you not violate the very teachings of Christ?

        Jesus said:
        “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister[b][c] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

        (The word Raca is an Aramaic word, which means, contempt, scorn or disdain.)

        August 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • FrankLW

        "It was mentioned by Daraj Ibn Abi Hatim, that Abu al-Haytham 'Adullah Ibn Wahb narrated from Abu Sa'id al-Khudhri, who heard the Prophet Muhammad PBUH saying, 'The smallest reward for the people of Heaven is an abode where there are eighty thousand servants and seventy-two houri, over which stands a dome decorated with pearls, aquamarine and ruby, as wide as the distance from al-Jabiyyah to San'a.
        This concept is also quoted by Ibn Kathir, in his Qur'anic Commentary of Qur'an 55:72 in the Tafsir ibn Kathir."

        August 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Muslim denie because it is untrue and you are unable to quote the verses.

      August 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  27. LMAO

    I heard that they were put through training to provide customer support for our high-tech companies. So next time you're on the phone with support rep and you hear a loud BANG after you ask a simple question, it has nothing to do with VoIP. That bang would be one of those suicide bombers that got sick and tired of your dumb questions and decided that his old career had certain comfort to it. So next time when the support rep offers you to send you his suicide vest and tells you "You need it more than I do," he's not doing it because he is a terrorist. It is simply cultural difference. He's simply wants to librate others around you as he feels their pain and suffering.

    August 25, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  28. KincMoronsa$$

    @labandme: You are an ID10T. Seriously.

    August 25, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Pierre Alexes - Westmount, Qc - Canada

      Is this your counter-argument?

      August 25, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
      • Jeff Carlson

        Id say that such a stupid statement was well deserving of the response that was made. There comes a point when the person's statement doesnt even deserve to be argued. Just because you talk doesnt mean you deserve to be engaged with.

        August 25, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  29. labandme

    It boggles my mind that those animals can get any kind of support from their country men. The worst is, our so called leaders let those cavemen immigrate here. Unbelievable...

    August 25, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Quest

      People committing those acts are actually worst than animals no doubt. But when you take that and try to make a case against immigration then you are miserably failing. You have now idea how immigrants are contributing to this country, healthcare, technology, defense, you name it. Get out of your pride shell of being born here and see what drives the real world.

      August 25, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |