August 10th, 2010
10:10 AM ET

Man who impregnated widow in Taliban detention

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

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

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

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

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

The International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan condemned the killing.

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

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

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  1. MEAA

    It wieghs so heavily on our shoulders that we are being judged by the actions of an uneducated bunch of barbarians....Tell me, should i equate the KKK with the sentiments of the white Americans? Or maybe the LRA represent the 'true' spirit of Christianity? Or maybe all Germans are Nazis!!! In every corner of the world there is the good and there is the terribly bad....unfortuneately for us muslims the extremists who are as deluded as to think they represent Islam are the most vocal.....They do not represent Islam...and they have no idea what it means to be a muslim....

    August 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      I agree with you that we should be held by what we are not because what they think we are!!! There are good and bad with all the different People...

      August 12, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MEAA

    The real muslims of the world are the ones paying the price for the actions of the extremists......I am a muslim living in the Middle East and where i live you have the Christians, the Jews, the catholics, the Muslims, the Hindus and the one who believe that things are just what they are.....and we are all okay with that....Trust me JON, if you educated yourself a bit and for just one moment opened your mind you would see how much the real muslims of the world hate these terrorists and wish that they would wipe eachother out so we can finally have some peace.

    August 12, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      I'm Jewish and I keep telling these People that... They not only have hate towards the Muslin but they also hate the Jews too!!! Haven't you ever notice that???

      August 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • MEAA

        I wish with all my heart that there could be alot more people who seem to be as peaceful as you....and more importantly as logical.....sitting here looking at my daughter playing with her little puzzle i'm panicking that this is the world she is living in....Should she at three years old be hated because she is a muslim child?????????????????? Or should a little jeweish or catholic or hindu be hated simply because that is what they are????? I wish you Larry and your famikly all the best and from me as a muslim to you as a jew i truly truly hope that you and your family live a happy and peaceful life and know that people who would hate you simply becasue you are jewish or me because i am muslim are truly what is so incredibly wrong with the world today. Everyone has a right to live....EVERYONE.

        August 13, 2010 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. MEAA

    ?????

    August 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Stepho

    The one who was impregnated was killed but the one who did the impregnating wasn't?!
    What the?

    August 12, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Know one ever said that life was fair!!!

      August 12, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Meg

    I know my comment won't be popular, but these people make me sick. I say let's bomb the entire place and start again! I feel sorry for the people who aren't psychos there, but it would be for the greater good!

    August 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      I agree. There is nothing to live for over there. The war would have been done years ago if we did that.

      August 12, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Just because there is no hope today doesn't mean it will always be that way!!! There is always hope for everyone in the World... All we have to do is help them get it!!!

        August 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ConfusedAndAngry

    Gabriel- I hope you don't get married0 you don't deserve human compassion because you have none to offer. I've been married for a long time and I can tell you that it's not a black and white thing. You grow and learn and "loyalty" is not a big part of it. If you love them you love them- if you don't well you just don't. Don't turn marriage into the scapegoat for your lack of experience and intelligence.

    August 12, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • GABRIEL

      LET ME CLEAR MY POINT. I AM NOT WRITING THIS FOR MY SAKE, BUT FOR ALL OF YOU.

      IMAGINE ...

      YOU DIE AND LEAVE YOUR WIFE BEHIND, AND AS THE COMPASSIONATE MAN YOU ARE , CONFUSEDANDANGRY, YOU GO TO HEAVEN.

      AND THERE YOU WAIT FOR YOUR WIFE TO REJOIN YOU.
      NOW, YOUR WIFE MOURNS YOU FOR A WHILE, MAYBE EVEN YEARS, IF THAT SOUNDS LONG TO YOU, THEN FINALLY DECIDES IT IS TIME TO MOVE ON.

      SO SHE MEETS A NEW MAN. AND SINCE, ACCORDING TO PRESENT-DAY WEDDING RITUALS, MARRIAGES JUST LASTS UNTIL DEATH HAVE DONE YOU PART,
      SHE DECIDES TO MARRY AGAIN.

      THE TWO OF THEM LIVES VERY HAPPILY TOGETHER FOR 35 YEARS, AND THEN DIE TOGETHER IN A CAR CRASH.

      THIS MEANS FOR 35 YEARS, PLUS THE TIME SHE MOURNED YOU, YOU HAVE WAITED FOR HER IN HEAVEN.

      AND THEN YOU STAND AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN, WAITING FOR HER TO JOIN YOU.

      AND SUDDENLY THERE SHE IS, COMING TOWARDS YOU. THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.
      YOUR BRIDE. YOUR SOULMATE. YOUR ONE TRUE JOY.

      AND YOUR RESPONSE IS "AH, THERE YOU ARE, AT LAST. MY LOVE, MY LIFE, MY BRIDE. WELCOME TO ETERNITY. COME HERE SO THAT I MAY KISS YOU!

      ....AND ...YOUR ....NEW ....HUSBAND ..."

      I DO NOT LACK COMPASSION, CONFUSEDANDANGRY.

      I care more than you could possibly Imagine.

      G.

      August 12, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        YOU HAVE A GOOD POINT THERE!!!! BUT YOU DON"T HAVE TO YELL TO GIVE IT TO US!!!

        August 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. GABRIEL

    WHO EVER IS UNJUST, LET HIM BE UNJUST STILL.

    WHO EVER IS RIGHTEOUS, LET HIM BE RIGHTEOUS STILL.

    WHO EVER IS FILTHY, LET HIM BE FILTHY STILL.

    August 12, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      WHY DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE TO YELL TO GET YOUR POINT OUT???

      August 12, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jon

    Syntric, don't look now my man, but ALL of islam is extremist. Muslims in free countries where theocratic law isn't allowed, will still play by islamic rules. Case in point being the islamic TV guy in NYC who committed an honor killing of his own wife, or the various muslim daddys here in the US who murder their daughters for enjoying "western" ways or dating non-muslim boys. I can assure you too that once a nation's laws are replaced or influenced by something like Sharia and the law is interpreted by some B.o. charged cleric, that even your tame, good old boy neighborhood Mohammeds will revert straight back into the islamic/muslim psyche and they'll kill anyone they want and get away with it. IMHO, the only good muslim is a dead muslim.

    August 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. CSD

    One of two things must be true: Most Afghani's are Taliban, or most Afghani's are NOT Taliban.

    If the first is true, it's their land, their business, their bodies. We have ENOUGH trouble in this country without being the world's saviour – when we can't even save ourselves.

    If the latter is true (which is what our idiot goverment, NATO and the UN are claiming), then it is THEIR RESPONSIBILITY to take control of their country, since they have a MAJORITY. FIght back.

    Either way, the only thing our TRILLION DOLLARS and 9 YEARS has bought us is THOUSANDS OF US and AFGHAN bodies to plant in the ground. THAT'S IT.

    That cesspool is worse today than ever. Great return on a TRILLION dollar investment.

    August 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      You have Bush Jr to thank for that!!! If He would have left the troops there it be over already!!!

      August 12, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kevin

    Get OUT of that cesspool of a country!

    August 12, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. GABRIEL

    AND AGAIN I ASK:

    WHEN THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND THEIR SOLDIERS TO BE "SEMPER FI" : " ALLWAYS FAITHFUL ", OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES.

    WHY SHOULD NOT MEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND THE SAME FROM THEIR WIFES?

    ARE YOU IN AFGAHNISTAN TO EXTINGUISH THE RIGHTS OF A PERSON, THAT YOU RESERVE FOR YOUR SELVES AS AN ORGANISATION?

    YOU EXPECT YOUR SOLDIERS TO BE " ALLWAYS FAITHFUL "
    I EXPECT MY WIFE TO BE " ALLWAYS FAITHFUL "

    August 12, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Gabriel is crazy

      "WHY SHOULD NOT MEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND THE SAME FROM THEIR WIFES? "

      Because men and women, married or not, have freewill.

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

        When Their husbands are fighting to keep this Country free... the one thing they don't need is to find out Their Wives are having a affair are leaving them!!! I got a DEAR JOHN letter when I was in the Service... I was lucky it was before I married Her!!!

        August 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      Gabriel, are you crazy?? If you're married, I'd bet your wife thinks you suck. If you aren't married, I'd bet the women who know you think you suck.

      August 12, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        The way you talk your either a Kid are you are Gay!!! Because for sure you never been in love...

        August 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • SERIOUSLY

      Listen Angel-Wannabee...the woman (God rest her soul, because obviously Mohammed couldn't care less) was a WIDOW (so unless her husband had come back from the dead with his 22 vessel virgins) she HAD NO ONE TO BE FAITHFUL TOO. I believe the Taliban is simply a bunch of uneducated fanatical Deliverance Wannabee rednecks who need to be reigned in and shot like the wild rabid animals they are.

      August 12, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      IF YOU QUIT YELLING MAYBE SOMEONE NIGHT ANSWER YOU!!!

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

      It is not just the Marines that expect that!!! All the Arm Forces expect it from you... How else can you win a war???

      August 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • GABRIEL

        LARRY VALENCIA, IF YOU RECIEVED A "DEAR JOHN" LETTER WHILE IN THE SERVICE,

        I, PERSONALLY, THINK THE GIRL WHO SENT IT TO YOU, SHOULD HAVE BEEN COURT-MARTIALED.

        August 13, 2010 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  12. abell

    what to you mean there is not difference, how do you intend to complete the mission if your looking at all afghans as taliban ? you may be sniper over there and know more of the war then me, but last i knew we were supposed to build this country so you can leave. if you think that way are you just doing to randomly shoot afghans? Also it is in the bible till death do us part, in other words in both the quran and the bible if you husband dies you are not married to them anymore and only then. not when your divorced, seperated etc only in death she wasnt commiting abultery at all

    August 12, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      The way we are doing it now is the right way to do it!!! Thank GOD the other Countries are with us there... Other wise they make us stop before it was finished!!!

      August 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    She is a very prettty woman and a good singer and dancer!!!

    August 12, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. Amy

    Sick -tards!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 12, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  15. I.Y. A. A. Y.A.S.

    It's a shame that people treat one another this way. Only Jesus has the right to judge anyone. If I were to point at someone and claim I knew more than they did and I was right... well, I better pull the gigantic stick out of my eye because I'm pretty much imperfect.
    I pray for this man and this woman that were unfairly treated and am thankful that they shot her in the head and I'm sorry they are beating the crap out of the man.

    August 12, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      That is where you are wrong... Only GOD has the right to judge us!!!

      August 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Loriel

    Afghanistan will never be free until every member of the Taliban is dead and enough time has passed to erase the brainwashing that has occured. Of course, this will never happen and ignorant people will defend their right to practice their "religion" while they continue to brutalize and murder men, women and children. Extremism in any form is to the detriment of all involved. The Taliban is evil personified. Well; is it evil? Or is it ignorance? Is it part of the whole culture?

    August 12, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      We don't have to kill them all... all we have to do is give them know place to go and they will give up!!!

      August 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  17. The Grey One

    I never knew that on CNN people would argue like they were on a teenage chat site. Goes to show that Internet bullys are all over the place.

    August 12, 2010 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
  18. GABRIEL

    TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES

    August 11, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  19. GABRIEL

    "SEMPER FIDELIS" / "ALLWAYS FAITHFUL"
    SIGNIFIES THE DEDICATION AND LOYALTY THAT INDIVIDUAL MARINES HAVE FOR "CORPS AND COUNTRY", EVEN AFTER LEAVING THE SERVICE.

    WHY SHOULD YOUR WIVES HAVE LESS DEDICATION AND LOYALTY, TO YOU?
    EVEN AFTER YOU HAVE LEFT THIS LIFE?

    August 11, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Why are you Yelling???

      Could it be because Our Troops are fighting to keep us free!!!

      August 12, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Finksterly

    Fred Evil and Indifferent. There is an enormous difference between Christian extremists that kill doctors at abortion clinics, and a Muslim movement that is 10 million strong and hellbent on the destruction of the Western way of life.

    August 11, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  21. dubya akbar

    How much booze do I have to consume to catch up with the rest of you?

    August 11, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  22. dubya akbar

    Was it the wrong goat?

    August 11, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  23. RogerRamJet

    Is there a web site, like that for Russan and Asian women that want to get out and maybe land a spouse in the USA.

    August 11, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  24. GABRIEL

    LET SEE IF WE CAN BRING MINDS TOGETHER HERE.
    HOW ABOUT DESERTERS.
    DO YOU THINK DESERTERS SHOULD BE PUNISHED IN ANY WAY?
    I PERSONALLY DO NOT SEE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DERSERTING AN ARMY IN WHICH YOU HAVE ENLISTED. AND DESERTING A MARRIAGE.

    AND IN THE SAME WAY, YOU DO NOT DESERT YOUR ARMY JUST BECAUSE YOUR IMMEDIATE SUPERIOR OFFICER GETS KILLED.

    NOR SHOULD YOU DESERT YOUR MARRIGE, JUST BECAUSE YOUR SPOUSE DIES.

    SHOULD I EVER GET MARRIED, I WOULD COMMAND MY WIFES LOYALTY, IN LIFE, IN DEATH, AND FOR ETERNITY IN THE HERE AFTER.

    SIMPLE AS THAT.

    August 11, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • dubya akbar

      Oooohhhh...................you silver tongued devil you.

      August 11, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robrob

      "NOR SHOULD YOU DESERT YOUR MARRIGE, JUST BECAUSE YOUR SPOUSE DIES."
      So if your wife ever dies you are never going to look at another woman the rest of your life? Riiiiight.....

      August 12, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • ugh

      you obnoxious prat. You assume that this marriage between that man and woman was one of "true love?" How ignorant, the woman was probably forced into the marriage. If I get married, and die, I would want my husband to seek happiness and enjoy life, not to be despairing and depressed, wasting away the one life he has.

      Contrary to what you claim you obviously lack any compassion. If you truly love someone you would want them to be happy, even if you can't be there with them.

      August 13, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Sundog

    If the Afghanistan people are all considered taliban, it seems funny that they are killing so many of themselves. I feel sorry for the woman that was executed for getting pregnant and for the child that was never born. I think that the man should get the same punishment for it takes two to tango, right.

    August 11, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Tom Walker

    We should drop a few nukes on Afghanistan and Iraq and bring our boys home. Screw those desert monkeys. When they get out of line drop another nuke. A holes.

    August 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim P

      I don't know if Nukes would e the answer but carpet bomboing worked quite well in WWII. If I recall correctly we won that war didn't we? Lots of credit ges to our allies at that time also.

      August 11, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom Walker

        People seem to forget that war is simply an ugly thing. We will never defeat our enemies using the UN or any other diplomatic solution. In the end, the bad guys must be dead in order to secure victory. Period. Either that happens with bombs or we can drag it out for 30 years like the cold war... and simply wait for the bad guys to die of old age. The problem now is that we are allowing our enemies to develope nukes (N. Korea, Iran) and soon they will be using those weapons against us. Maybe if we are lucky the blasts will shake our country enough that our political leaders heads will slip out of their asses.

        August 11, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • FromOtherSide

      Tom Walker and Jim P
      USA is not under threat from war torn countries like Afghanistan and Iraq. We are under threat from people like Tom Walker and Jim P who want to kill civilains. You want to carpet bomb countries or nuke them. I think we need to get rid of people like you. Utterly disgusting.

      August 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • dubya akbar

      You can't see me now, Tom, but rest assured, I'm giving you a 'standing ovation'.

      August 11, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sickos

      I agree with you totally! They should not have the privilage to live on earth, they should be wiped out before they multiply any further. Their religion, the way they dress, and the way they treat women is a joke. The Taliban is nothing more than a disease! So let's wipe them out, they certainly won't be missed.

      August 12, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  27. kevin

    Kevin the jew says.. I wish I could help all you muslim haters out by ending you all now. people like you make me sick. racism and bigotry are the greatest threat facing the world today. I wish you would all just drink the kool-aid already

    August 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim P

      Just hold that thought whent he Iranians, Syrians, Egyptians and all the other ians in that part of the world decide to roast your A$$ and end their "Jewish Problem" forever. If you don't recognize your enemy (and I'm sure you are in the minority) you WILL be toast! Mayby we shouldn't have recogonized Nazi Germany as a problem ? Your thoughts?

      August 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • kevin

        he? who? and it wasnt germans that were the problem but facists.
        JIm p I fail to see any point in your post

        August 11, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jim P

        And that is the crux of you rporblem.

        August 11, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jim P

        And that is the crux of your problem. You wouldn't by chance be a Muslim Troll now would you?

        August 11, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • mune

        Jim P, we should not point fingers at any race or ethnicity because we all as human beings, have the capability to do good or bad in the world. It's only a matter of choice or weakness of mind. It's it not the country or the race that makes the person, it's their conviction to do what is right according to their morals. Let's us stop putting the blame on the Muslins, Christians, or Jews – we all have the same brain mass and are capable of practicing the same discernment should we choose to do so. Remember, the song, "there is good and bad in every one." Instead of promoting hatred, let's us promote brotherhood with all the human beings that occupy this wonderful earth of ours.

        August 15, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • FromOtherSide

      JiM P is a Muslim hater. Period. No need to answer him. Hate can only generate more hate. Just leave him alone in his dark dark world.

      August 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      You have that right!!!

      August 12, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  28. Jim P

    So we should just hang up our hats and say "have at it?" Evil isnot defeated by ignoring it, Evil is defeated by confronting it. If you kiss the Devil you lips will be burned. (Jim P 2010 just in case you were wondering, mayby I'll make it into the next bible.

    August 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      There will always only be one Bible... That is the Old Testament!!! That is the Jewish Bible...

      August 12, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  29. Jim P

    Looks like she's pregnant, could get pregnant, should be pregnant...Better kill her just to be safe. Idiot Muslims.

    August 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  30. dly

    Reading these comments shows the depths to which we have sunk as a western nation. Our claim to the moral high ground is long over. All of these hateful comments show that we are no different than the supposed enemy. The enemy is now within as we seek to justify our hate by the actions of others and, in doing so, become them.

    August 11, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      These same People hate also the Jews, African Americans, Hispanics and Asians!!! So what more can you expect from them???

      August 12, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  31. JR

    You people calling for the deaths of all Muslim's amaze me, are you really that insane? I guess Adolph would be proud of you though, he only killed 8 million Jews, you vermin want to kill 1600 million Muslims.

    August 11, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim P

      No, No, No...You missunderstand. We only want to kill the women who get pregnant..What is wrong with that?

      August 11, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      The problem was Hitler killed 6 million Jews and 2 Million Gypsy because he wanted to purify the world!!! The Muslin are killing Their Own People just because they are poorer than them and can't fight back... Neither is write but one should never have been done in the first place!!! The Other has been going on for centuries...

      August 12, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  32. George

    Then the people need to grow kahones and fight the Towelban

    August 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      That would be People fighting with rocks against weapons!!! What kind of chance would they have??? Why do you think we are training the troops and Police of Iraq and Afghanistan!!!

      August 12, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  33. Patience

    This is pure ignorance...They are total hypocrites,she was a window in our normal world she had the right to be with who ever, besides she was pregnant..I'm studying in an Islamic country Malaysia and yet its free The Taliban have tarnished the Islamic image,who commits suicide in the name of God...Its insanity,Islam is not bad but the followers are TOTAL HYPOCRITES...

    August 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Jack

    Afghanistan is like Humpty Dumpty. It's broken. All the king's horses and all the king's men
    cannot put Humpty together again. It's time the US and NATO forces just got out of Afghanistan.

    August 11, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Aren't You happy that the United States didn't say that about the WWII War??? Where would you think we be now if we quit that war???

      August 12, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
      • Future Army Wife

        I agree with Larry Valecia.. We're there for a reason, and as much as we want to leave the war, we can't until our job is finished. As hard as it is having my fiance thousands of miles away, I know he's there for a cause, I just pray he comes home safe so we can start our family...

        August 14, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Boris Morris

    Islam is whatever the person with the biggest and most powerfull weapon says it is.

    August 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      If that was true the war would have been over a long time ago!!!

      August 12, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  36. ConfusedAndAngry

    I honestly don't think this war is worth fighting anymore. Our country is starting to go down the drain- economy is tanking (no really it is), our kids are going missing, people are being stabbed in public areas, our histories are being disrespected (whole mosque crap in NYC)... and these people in the middle east are too cowardly to stand up and defend a woman carrying a child?! They will never stand up for themselves... I say get out and let them deal with it. If they get too rowdy... there are a bunch of planes on a carrier near by- slap the kid across the face.

    August 11, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      You keep forgetting who started the Wars!!! Obama is only trying to finish them so both Countries has a chance to take care of themselves... Otherwise We would have to start all over again!!! Because the UN and Nato sure wouldn't do it...

      August 12, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  37. Doe

    One might say that this is the work of extremists. But at the same time, you don't hear many, if at all, prominent Muslim leaders publicly denouncing the execution. Think about that.

    August 11, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  38. Tom

    Throughout history, grotesquely evil forces rise up. In the 1930s it was the Nazis, from 1918 to about 1990 it was the Marxist Soviets. These evil groups can operate on a large scale like the Marxist and Nazis, or a small scale like the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The main difference is in the number of people they murder. For the world to survive, this evil must be destroyed (like we did the Nazis) or at least beaten back and broken (Soviets). The Taliban and Al Qaeda are the evil in the world today, and they MUST be destroyed before they can do harm on a massive scale, i.e., before they obtain atomic or nuclear weapons. As unpalatable as it is to be fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is all part of a much larger picture. What kind of animal shoots a pregnant woman in the head? The only thing we are doing wrong is not pursuing these animals aggresively enough, as they need to wiped off the face of the earth.

    August 11, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom Posey

      How right you are,Tom!Today it's the United States,Great Britain and France that are the malignant powers of the world as they tirelessly seek world domination and to control all of the wealth.The United States, in turn, is controled by the MIC(military-industrial-complex).

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

        If you equivocate the US, Great Britain and France to Nazi Germany and the USSR, then you suffer from an ignorance of history almost too great to comprehend. Regimes that have murdered tens of millions do not compare to countires that are economically powerful. There is not one ounce of logic in that thought. What would you have the US do? Give up its wealth so that it would be a "better" country in the eyes of people like you? The US is the most generous country in the history of the planet, and if you can't acknowledge that, then you have a serious problem.

        August 11, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        I would put China into it now too!!! After all They have all the money of them all!!!

        August 12, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  39. Yousaf

    The news report released under the headline “Taliban execute women in public” featured the breaking news of Monday, August 09, 2010, published and given a tremendous coverage by a number of mainstream media outlets.

    To be frank, such mainstream media outlets have nothing to do with propagating the ground realities in Afghanistan, what they really have to do is to pin anything on Taliban that can defame them and tarnish the Mujahideen movement, no matter how much they have to overstep the bounds of media ethics.

    Indeed, when we scrutinize we find that there are some technical flaws and lack of balance in what they have reported in the news about the stated women that we want to pinpoint before we confirm the truth of the news report.

    “Taliban execute woman in public” this is to say (Qisas). And Qisas (execution) is an Islamic Sharia term meaning retaliatory punishment of a murderer, whereas the term does not refer to adultery. Take for example Ahmad, who killed Mahmood deliberately or unjustly, in such case, the Islamic jurisprudence carry out Qisas (execution).

    Without the media weighing the scientific accuracy and determining the truth of the news report, it has used the term execution, some reports even said she was lashed 100 times and shot in her heart, the others said she was lashed 200 times and shot three times in the head, these reports are nothing more then mere propaganda and are against the professionalism and media ethics.

    In the light of Islamic law, the stoning and lashings are carried out under certain cases, when a man and a woman are convicted of adulatory. When an unmarried male commits adultery with an unmarried female, they should be lashed. In case of a married male committing adultery with a married female, they should be stoned.

    According to some media reports, saying that a 40-year-old pregnant widow was lashed and later shot dead in public is an unusual and preposterous event of its kind, a novelty in the history of the Islamic law which has never been heard of.

    If, according to some news reports, she was a widow, then she was married who should have been stoned not lashed and shot, in accordance with Islamic Sharia. Let say, she was unmarried, according to Islamic law, she should have only been lashed 100 times rather than 200 times and she should not have been shot.

    To put it bluntly, such courts as previously ordered to cut off Aisha’s nose and ears in Uruzgan province and this time decided that a 40-yea-old woman should be flogged and shot instead of stoning in Badghis province are rarity and can only be created and operated by the US and the mainstream media which is an intrinsic aspect of American imperialism and is being utilized to defame the Mujahideen.

    However, the dignified media outlets are reminded to observe their code of neutrality and should not be bent on tarnishing their good name for American hegemony

    August 11, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • George

      Let him that is with out sin cast the first stone or swing the first lash. There is no justification nor right for forced violence. God knows the hearts of all men.

      August 11, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  40. deetee

    Shouldn't this headline read "Taliban executes pregnant widow"?

    August 11, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  41. George

    Umme Omar-
    Understand I feel the same way you do about Adultry. It's wrong. Period. It harms all involved. I do understand also all humans can be evil and rationalize evil behavior "For the Greater Good".

    August 11, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • George

      There is no honor for a Man in killing unarmed women or childern-Period. Murder is Murder-"Thou shall not kill". There is no "but" statement from God. Man added the exceptions to justifty evil behavior. The Taliban village elder's heart is known to God-you can not hide evil intent from God. I only ask why were they not turned away from the tribe and caste out-as Cane was. Not even Adam had the right to kill Cane.

      August 11, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
      • Umme Omar

        What Taliban did was wrong. They can't kill a pregnant woman or a nursing woman until her baby is born and weaned. Besides, she did not make any confession for adultery and they did not have 4 witnesses either.

        August 11, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        That is hard to live by when You have People trying to kill you!!! But I'm sure GOD understands that... especially if Your on GODS side!!!

        August 11, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  42. George

    Umme Omar-I can respect your position, but I would say to each their own and let people find their own paths to God, or to whatever end they desire. We are all humans, and God gave everyone of us the freedom to choose what is right and wrong. We all will face judgement in the end for those things we have done, how we treated each other and how we lived.

    August 11, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Umme Omar

      George,

      Thank you for respecting my position. In fact I totally agree with you. People should be allowed to chose their lives whichever way they like. But this choosing should not hurt others. Adultery is a sin that effects other people in the society. A husband who is not loyal to his faithful wife is not only disobeying God, he is also hurting two women. A woman who got pregnant after adultery is causing lot of harm to her unborn baby by not letting him or her have the love of the biological father. Adultery can effect other people in so many ways directly and indirectly.

      Secondly, it is not easy to prove if someone did adultery in Islam. The prosecutor has to bring 4 witnesses who actually saw it happening. Or the man or woman who committed this sin have to confess. Otherwise the state cannot punish them.

      August 11, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
      • bogdan

        The state should not punish them at all for their chosen path. This is for God alone. If the state will punish for every rule of God that men break there will be no men alive as we are not perfect... yet. The only way to deal with this is punishment from god alone, and in cases of public... damage prison.
        More than that it is coming from the Evil one as it is he's doing to make people take God's place.

        August 11, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
      • George

        This is a nice belief, if things are ran fairly (in any religion or country), but it would be untrue to say the opposite doesn't happen. Humans make bad decisions for all the reasons listed by the Moses. Evil in the heart justifies any action or behavior. We all fall desperately short of God's perfection or even that of his lowest Angel.

        August 11, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Amen To that!!!

      August 11, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Josh

    He was only whipped 200 times? Not castrated? Or is that coming next?

    August 11, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      That is a very civilize way of handling it!!!

      August 11, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Brady

    How is it adultery when she's a widow? So a woman can't find a new love/relationship even after a divorce or husband dying?

    I'm originally from Laos, a totalitarian/communist regime. but at least we were free to DO who we wanted without be pursecuted or executed! Now the wife might divorce you..but thats about it. Polygamy is prevalent and is secretly accepted behind closed doors. But to be executed for wanting a new relationship after your spouse dies.. is crazy!

    August 11, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Umme Omar

      Brady, first of all Taliban does not present true Islamic law. Islamic law is all about equality of human beings. If the man and woman are married and they do adultery, they get death. If one of them was unmarried, he or she gets a 100 whips. A hundred lashes is a pretty harsh punishment to keep people from adultery and fornication. This evil causes more deaths than adultery. How many Muslims got executed after committing adultery? A few, we all read newspapers and watch TV right? I am a Muslim woman and you would be surprised to know that adultery is pretty uncommon in my culture. Muslims hardly ever commit adultery. It is because it is considered one of the greatest sins in Islam. We all heard last week that a Dutch women killed 4 her babies. She was not married and she committed this sin and got away with it all four times. But she killed her babies. Which is worse? She adulterated the first time and got 200 whips and promised to never commit it again. Or she committed it 4 times and ended up killing 4 babies. You tell me?

      August 11, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
      • bogdan

        The worse thing is not to know your God who created you with love. This ignorance makes you either kill babies or give somebody 100 lashes. Neither is good. The best is to love your neighbor and to love your God and do only good to others and the other the way of Love.... not the way of Punishment. The worst Punishment for anything should be prison as it is enough to make one reflect in there and change he's life.

        August 11, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
      • Ray Ray

        Omar, you are sick for suggesting that being whipped by a bunch of unwashed, illiterate, religious zealots is more apealing to you than being tried by a court. Adultery is NOT a crime! It is free human being's choice on whom she/he sleeps with even if it does affect the lives of others. It is women like you you give birth to brainless, suicide bombers who think it is their duty to punish others.

        August 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Umme Omar

        Yeah Right Ray Ray
        I think if you produced babies, you would smother them to death all 8 of them like that French woman. She must be an angel for you. The Dutch woman who adulterated and had 4 babies and killed them all must be an angel too but only of an inferior status.

        Adultery only hurts the society. It should be completely banned and outlawed.

        August 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Are You a Islam Lawyer??? How do you know so much about Their laws???

        August 11, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • LJM

        Really? Adultery really doesn't happen? I don't believe you. If it didn't happen, there wouldn't be "orphanages," chocked full to the brim of children borne of illicit relationships throughout the Arab world. Come to think of it, the market for hymen reconstruction surgery is also telling.

        August 22, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Umme Omar

      Islam encourages its followers to marry widows. Our Prophet (PBUH) at age 25, married a widow who was 15 years his senior and lived with her until her death. She was most beloved to him. After her death, he married another widow, her name was Sauda.
      Seeking a husband or wife after first spouse's death is not wrong. But Islam does not allow physical relationship without marriage. They can talk to each other and plan to marry but they cannot have the intimate relationship that only husband can have with his wife.

      August 11, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
      • bogdan

        I don't want to to sound evil in the following statement but I don't think PBUH (Peace be Upon Him) is applicable to Mohamed for 2 reasons:
        1. Either it is in Hell for all the mess he did on Earth both during his life here and aftereffects and your prayer for him to have Peace will not be granted ever (as he did not repent on Earth). In this case, also, do not follow his teachings as they will lead you to same place he is in now.
        2. He is in Allah's Heaven and Peace is already he's reward and do not require your prayer because, in real life, you do not ask for something you already possess.

        Either way, the hundreds of billionths of billionths of PBUH in any given statement you and others are giving looses and ink (e-ink) and peoples time.

        August 11, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
      • Eric

        Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)(Peace be upon him)(Peace be upon him)(Peace be upon him)(Peace be upon him)(Peace be upon him)(Peace be upon him)(Peace be upon him)(Peace be upon him)(Peace be upon him)(Peace be upon him)(Peace be upon him)....................

        August 11, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
      • Eric

        bogdan...educate yourself about Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).....don't be an ignorant FOOL!!!

        August 11, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
      • Qodex

        Isn't it true that Muslims can obtain marriages that only last a few hours or days? How convenient for them.

        August 11, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ray Ray

        Who the heI! was Muhammad to 'allow' widows to marry? Why does your religion infringe on the rights of people to live their own lives? And where do you get off justifying taking another person's life if they don't believe in what you do? I am sick of Islamic zealots pointing out how tolerant their religion really is. Your taxicab drivers are not allowed to transport people carrying liquor, you force non-muslims to cover their hair and face, you forbid people from eating certain kind of meats because your religion says say so. The reason is because you believe that only those who follow Islam can be free. The rest must not be allowed to do what they want.

        August 11, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Will that is not the way to solve the problem!!! There are more civilize ways of doing...

        August 11, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  45. George

    It is their country. Let them have it back and let God's will be. We have our own problems. We do not need to be the world's police-less and less want us to. Here is a bigger question-Why do we allow the Chinese to blow this off? It's in their back yard. Why, because they really don't give a damn and won't waste time, effort or money on people that may just need to work their way through this growing process of crawling out of the stone age. None of our Son's or Daughters, Brothers or Sisters, Father's or Mothers need to die for a Nation that can't and won't get their crap together and stand up for themselves. Remember-anything given unearned IS NEVER APPRECIATED.

    August 11, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • FromOtherSide

      George,

      Were you here when 9/11 took place? Do you remember the Afghan people did not request us to help them? Then, the whole world was yelling 'No more war, no more war' at us, but we still invaded Iraq too. We are not the police of the world. The world comprises of so many nations and it is not really simple. They have not chosen USA to be their police. We have lost our trust. People do not look up at us as a great nation.

      We have created this mess and we need to get out of it without causing more.

      August 11, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
      • George

        I don't disagree with you. I was on active duty finishing a career when 9-11 happen. 9-11 was a criminal act and needed to be dealt with in that way. The people of Afgan never declared war on us-criminals did. Just like the same crap we have going on with the South and Central American Drug cartels. (THAT IS A BIGGER ISSUE and one we better deal with soon-or we will have war in our streets). As a note- I never felt we should have been in either country. Nations and people need to work out their own issues-no matter how hard that may seem. No Nation has stood the test of time with having everything handed to it's people. Freedom must be earned.

        August 11, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
      • Ray Ray

        The difficulty regarding 9/11 was that the Taliban was the Afghan govt. Lodging a protest or requesting extradition does not work if the government is complicit in the atrocity (Afghanistan) or covertly supports terrorism as an industry (Pakistan). You HAVE TO invade and take away their deadly toys, setting them back a 100 years in their military machine. Though I agree that invading Iraq was more about making Dick's buddies in Houston and Dallas happy than safeguarding America.

        August 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  46. GABRIEL

    AND BY THE WAY, IF IT BE NOT FOR ISLAM, AND THE PROFET MUHAMMAD (PEACE BE UPON HIM) MOST ARABS WOULD STILL BE WORSHIPPING BAAL, AND ABOUT THREEHUNDRED OTHER BLOOD-"GODS", AS WAS THEIR CUSTOM AT THE TIME.

    NOW THEY, AS MANY OF YOU CLAIM TO DO,
    WORSHIP THE ONE TRUE GOD INSTEAD.
    ALLTHOUGH IN A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT MANNER, THAN YOU DO, BASED ON WHAT WORDS OF GOD WAS NEEDED ,
    FOR THE PROPHET (PEACE BE UPON HIM) TO TELL THE PEOPLE IN THE REGION AT THE TIME.

    IN ORDER TO CONVERT THEM AWAY FROM WORSHIPPING BAAL AND THE OTHERS.

    August 11, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • bogdan

      To Gabriel: Some Arabs where converted already and others on their way to be converted to Christianity long before Islam appeared (the uncle of Mohamed's wife was a Christian – although not a mainstream one, not orthodox). Islam is not the liberator of Arabs from idolatry. The Arabs that where idolaters then, where converted by the sword to Islam (so not really converted in the heart) and they stayed in idolatry (ignorance of the God) till this day. Islam is idolatry as it is not true worship of God.... but I guess you will find out this at a later date ... sooner or later. May God give you his blessings.

      August 11, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        There is only ONE GOD!!! He is the GOD of the Jewish People!!!

        August 11, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • nola

        @bogdan.... really hmmh; which God then do they worship?...............what a shame!! and i thought we who come from 3rd world countries are uneducated and unexposed................at least im literate enuff to ve read those three books and realise they worship the same God and preach the same thing......now what man chooses to interpret it as is another anecdote;(nd i totally get the arguments of the liberals from this point on orchestrated religion)) but the fact still remains that God/Jehovah/Allah is the same ONE....still the God of Abraham, Moses, dAVID Jesus and mOHAMMED and u name them all...................pls refrain from saying my God i better than urs; almost like saying the light and the light is not the same; confusing right?? that's what u just did to me.......confused me!!!

        August 13, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      YOU ARE GIVING ME A HEADACHE!! QUIT IT!!!

      August 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • GABRIEL

        YES LARRY VALECIA, THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE GOD.
        AND HE IS THE GOD OF JAKOB AND ABRAHAM.

        AND HE IS THE GOD OF ALL OF ABRHAMS GRANDCHILDREN.
        AND WETHER THEY WORSHIP HIM IN THE FORM OF JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY OR ISLAM, – THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE GOD.
        AND IN MY BOOK HIS NAME IS:

        I AM. AND THAT SHALL BE MY NAME FOR EVER AND EVER.

        YOURS

        G.

        August 11, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  47. fronco

    He's as good as dead.

    August 11, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  48. Roger

    We are not in Afghanistan to kill good people, we are there because the Taliban allowed cross dressing cowards to kill good people. The Taliban don't deserve to be part of the solution to Afghanistan because they purposely kill good people and they will kill many many, more good people if they are included in any solution to Afghanistan. Afghanistan will be a blood bath far worse than now if the Taliban are allowed to be part of the solution in Afghanistan. There is no way that woman should have been shot, or whipped. Only fools believe otherwise. Only fools will turn their backs on the good people of Afghanistan and leave them to the Taliban crossdressers. It funny how the Taliban will be so brutal to women and yet when the Taliban are in trouble their choice of escape is to dress in womens clothing.

    August 11, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
    • FromOtherSide

      Roger,

      Fools are those people who want to clean other people's house before cleaning their own. Americans also made a lot of mistakes in the past and they are still making it. Remember Abu Ghuraib prison cell in Iraq? And water boarding and other mans of torture? Ever since we have invaded these two countries, we have caused more bloodshed and loss of civilian lives. The Afghans cannot see us as their friends in this situation. We have to win this war by winning their hearts and not by making more enemies.

      August 11, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        The United States might not be perfect!!! But there a only a few as perfect as we are... The only one in the Middle East is Egypt and Israel!!!

        August 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  49. GABRIEL

    AND FURTHERMORE; DEEUR, MINE IS NOT A FAITH.
    IT IS A FACT.
    SEE YOU ALL ON THE DAY OF THE LORD.

    August 11, 2010 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Quit That!!!

      August 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  50. lance corporal

    I just do not get the hyperfocus on s e x..... what is the big deal, not just the taliban, but muslims and christians the world over, and a few other religions too, it is fetish and it is ridiculous

    August 11, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  51. Natch

    Funny, isn't it? Accused of the same crime, but not nearly as brutal a punishment. Could it be because the Taliban is stuck in the DARK AGES??

    August 11, 2010 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  52. GABRIEL

    JUST AS I RESPECT ALL OF ABRAHAMS GRANDCHILDREN. AND THEIR FAITHS AND PRACTICES. BE IT THE JEWS, THE MUSLIMS OR THE CHRISTIANS. NOT ALL ATTEMPTS TO PLEASE THE LORD, ACTUALLY PLEASES HIM, THAT IS TRUE.

    BUT IN THE END ("NOW") EACH AND EVERY MAN WILL BE JUDGED ACCORDING TO HIS EFFORTS TO PLEASE THE LORD, HIS GOOD DEEDS IN GENERAL, HIS RESISTANCE TO SIN, HIS WILL TO CHARITY. AND HIS CAPACITY FOR LOVE AND FORGIVENESS. GOOD LUCK PEOPLE. G.

    August 11, 2010 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Your Yelling doesn't make it any truer!!! Please take off you Cap Lock...

      August 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  53. GABRIEL

    BUT I DO KEEP THE OLD COVENANT. AND ALLWAYS WILL.

    August 11, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  54. GABRIEL

    AND FURTHERMORE, I AM NOT AFGHAN EITHER. I COME FROM SCANDINAVIA.
    AND EVEN MORE, I CONDEMN WITH GREAT VENGEANCE AND FURIOUS ANGER THE UTTERLY COWARDLY ATTACK THAT WAS MADE ON AMERICA, AND I CRIED FOR THE VICTIMS OF 9/11. ALL OF THEM. EVERY LAST MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD. LET THER BE NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.

    August 11, 2010 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Will You please Stop yelling!!!

      August 11, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Deeur

    @Gabriel

    The reason yours is a religion and mine is a faith. My Jesus did it all to be pleasing to God. You however, have to do all kinds of things to please your god. Including, apparently, killing people accused, but not confirmed, of adultery. And yes, I have read the Koran. No, your people don't often abide by it.

    @ all else:

    Let the Afghanis live their own lives, murder, maim and blow each other up. And let our men and women come home.

    August 11, 2010 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
    • GABRIEL

      I AM NOT MUSLIM DEEUR. I AM CATHOLIC.

      BUT I AM WHAT YOU WOULD CALL " AN OLD SOUL "

      August 11, 2010 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        WHY ARE YOU YELLING???

        August 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        What is a Old Soul??? Does that mean you were Re-Born again???

        August 11, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • kevin

      deeur- I seem to remember oh about 2000 years of christians dooing meesed up things to please god. oh and by the way jesus pleased god, that doesnt mean you do.

      August 11, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      If Jesus is so great... why is there so many Catholics in Prison??? You think They would be loving People like Jesus was suppose to be!!! I hear how some of you talk... Can You tell Me if that is how Jesus would have talked about GODS Children???
      You said you read The Muslin Bible??? How did you learn to understand it and knew what it said??? The Muslin can't even say what it really means!!! So how can You???

      August 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Dutchie

    Oh! the muslims are a moronic lot as the following show...
    Abu al-Zarqawi died, George Washington met him at the Pearly Gates.
    He slapped him across the face and yelled, "How dare you try to destroy the nation I helped conceive!"
    Patrick Henry approached, punched him in the nose and shouted, "You wanted to end our liberties but you failed!"
    James Madison followed, kicked him in the groin and said, "This is why I allowed our government to provide for the common defense!"
    Thomas Jefferson was next, beat al-Zarqawi with a long cane and snarled "It was Evil men like you who inspired me to write the Declaration of Independence."

    The beatings and thrashings continued as George Mason, James Monroe and 66 other early Americans unleashed their anger on the terrorist Leader.

    As al-Zarqawi lay bleeding and in pain, an Angel appeared.
    Al-Zarqawi wept and said, "This is not what you promised me."
    The Angel replied, "I told you there would be 72 Virginians waiting for you in Heaven. What did you think I said?"

    August 11, 2010 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      I Love It...BTW I'm a Virginian

      August 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Another Virginian

      hahahaha!! Exactly!

      August 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisaloha

      That was good! I gotta share that with my mom's friend who is a history teacher who just traveled the world, including the Middle East, on sabbatical.

      September 9, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Domuz Avci

    I think the time of dreaming is over. Not everyone in the world wants what the West wants. The Afgans want their own system and that would be Sharia law. Let them have it and lets get the hell out of there. We have lost that war, time to soak up our losses and get out before more of the Western troops die. Let them decide what they want.

    August 11, 2010 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
    • FromOtherSide

      Domuz Avci,

      You are right. We are losing this war and our troops. But the Afghans did not request us to go help them. Iraqi people did not ask us to get rid of their leadership. They have suffered more after we invaded them. The whole world knows it and sees us as the most brutal military. Now after these countries have lost their infrastructures, babies are getting born with defects, we should leave them? We created this monster called 'war' and we have to find a way to get out of it without causing more deaths and damage on either side

      August 11, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Thank GOD we didn't have People like you during WWII!!! Because this would be Germany instead of the United States... It is because of People like you that we lose the Korea and Vietnam Wars...

      August 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  58. 3xecratE

    I heard that Moslem men are not executed for adultery, but women are.

    August 11, 2010 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  59. kevin

    the taliban are the latest version of hitlerism...plain and simple...and people who behave like that to others are not welcome on this planet....death to all taliban..in afghanistan and any sympathiseres here i the US.....

    August 11, 2010 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
    • kevin

      better yet death to you

      August 11, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Corey

    Further reason why organized religion needs to be banned. For the sake of humanity outlaw this crap [Islam Christianity Buddism (Liberals :]) and anything else that is organized and controlled] Also, more proof why Law and Religion cannot and should not ever overlap.

    August 11, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Qodex

      "For the sake of humanity outlaw this crap [Islam Christianity Buddism (Liberals :]) and anything else that is organized and controlled"

      Wouldn't doing that require organization and control?

      August 11, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Christians are one of the worse of all religions!!! They have to change everyone to believe in Their religion!!! At Least the Muslins are truthful about what they are doing??? The problem they are both looking for the same results!!! That is the whole problem...

      August 11, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bill Cattell

        Larry – I've enjoyed your comments through this thread but I need to point out something... Christianity is about worshiping and serving Jesus Christ (by living/practicing His teachings) and our Father in Heaven.

        The desire to convert (to share) to His teachings is so that all our brothers and sisters might be able to return to live with their Savior (Jesus Christ) and His (our) Father in Heaven. Having said that – yes, some Christians take it too literally where they want to preach so much to almost force you to convert. Others – and these are the Christians who love you as their brother and want to share something they hold in high importance. Maybe you accept and maybe not – the key is that they continue to love and respect you whether you do or don't.

        Trying to force someone to follow your beliefs is akin to what the Spanish Inquisition was about – and as already stated "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!" 😉 and is dead wrong.

        August 16, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Charm

      Hear, hear, Corey! The same reason the debate represented here will never end, because many humans prefer belief to logic. Ignorance will win, in the end, because it's easier to attain. Despite incontrovertable proof of THOUSANDS of religions since the dawn of life, each current religion believes it is the most right and that all others are false, and each has spent its time committing atrocities. Until humans can learn to reason individually, they will never achieve greatness together.

      August 13, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  61. GABRIEL

    * * * * * * *

    August 11, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
    • 3xecratE

      Apparently Muslims have respect for a different Moses, i.e., Musa, not the one who says, if a man dies without producing Progeny, it is fitting that his Widow should marry her brother-in-law (Leverate Law, in Leviticus, I believe). Would you plink her in the head yourself?

      August 11, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
      • 3xecratE

        Confer Genesis 38 (Onan), Deutero-nomy 25.5, & Matthew's Gospel (Injeel) 22.24.

        August 11, 2010 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
      • Steven

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

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

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

        August 14, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  62. GABRIEL

    THIS WAS THE LAST SERMON THAT THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PEACE BE UPON HIM)
    DELIVERED BEFORE HIS DEATH: READ IT BEFORE YOU SPEAK AGAIN.

    "O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I don't know whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.

    O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds. Allah has forbidden you to take usury (Interest), therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived...

    Beware of Satan, for your safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.

    O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have right over you. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to commit adultery.

    O People, listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, say your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadhan, and give your wealth in Zakat. Perform Hajj if you can afford to. You know that every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. You are all equal. Nobody has superiority over other except by piety and good action.

    Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not astray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.

    O People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand my words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Qur'an and my example, the Sunnah and if you follow these you will never go astray.

    All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness oh Allah that I have conveyed your message to your people."

    August 11, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
    • kevin

      Gab- I respect you posts but what was the point of this one?

      August 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill Cattell

      Very interesting Gabriel, thank you for posting that. I note that several of the main themes in Mohammad's words can be directly correlated to Christ's teachings as recorded in the New Testament and the Book of Mormon.

      As man (Adam and Eve) developed Elohim (the counsel of the Gods) taught them His(their) way of living... Live in peace with one another, love and respect your brother (and sister), seek God's counsel in all matters, use your natural gifts (wisdom, intelligence, strength, empathy, etc) and listen to the promptings God will give through his Spirit. Unfortunately not all of mankind decided to continuously live those principles.

      August 16, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  63. CH101

    The truth is, the Afghan culture is a very hard one to understand. I am currently serving my 2nd tour here and have interacted with alot of Afghan people. And I will be the first to tell you that the vast majority of these people are good people. And even still, most only involve themselves in nefarious activities in order to feed their families or even to SURVIVE. These people have been ruled by warlords and religious zealots for decades and are only trying to get by. Do I agree that their culture should be ok with killing a woman for such reasons? Absolutely not. But to put all Afghans in that category is false. The Taliban were likely only sending a message to the people. The Taliban rule by intimidation and that is a fact!! And most of the time it works because the people are only looking to survive. They DO NOT want the Taliban.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Ronb

    Islam as a religion is about violence? Ever hear of the the Crusades?

    August 10, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Omar Ahmad

      The Crusades were a European political counter attack to the invading Muslim armies.

      August 11, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  65. christopher

    i mean, without MILFs and thier sweaterpuppies, is life really worth living?

    August 10, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  66. christopher

    Headline should be " Taliban declares war on MILFs " That will get attenetion.

    August 10, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lees

      I'm trying not to laugh...but it's true.

      August 12, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Lisaloha

        Ditto!

        September 9, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Gabe

    shouldn't the headline for this article be "widow executed for trying to rebuild her life"?

    August 10, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Linda

    I am both amused and confused by many of the comments.
    Bottom line is that misogynists killed that woman.
    If it's an eye for an eye & there is a GOD, the culprits (Taliban) of this horrible act will be impregnated, whipped and shot in the forehead!! On a serious note, no human warrants that type of death. Until the people of said country stand up & risk their lives against those idiots, nothing will change. Women of that country should abort all boys to cleanse the country (just kidding). Awful what happened!

    August 10, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Taliban is EVIL

    The Taliban is pure EVIL. If the muslims consider the Taliban the true representation of Islam, then Islam is EVIL.

    August 10, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Stop Hugging Muslims

    Stoning continues to be used with and without legal proceedings in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and other countries, all of which justify the practice with Islam.

    August 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Stop Hugging Muslims

    To many muslim huggers in here.

    August 10, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  72. GABRIEL

    OFCOURSE I WOULD REMAIN FAITHFUL TO MY WIFE FOREVER.
    AND OFCOURSE I WOULD NEVER "REMARRY" – AS YOU CALL IT. OR COMMITING ADULTRY AS IT REALLY IS, AND SHOULD BE CALLED.

    August 10, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      Gabriel – If you prefer your wife to live a lonely life without you, then you are terribly selfish. I love my husband. After I pass, I know he will miss me and morn my loss. But never would I ask him to live out the remainder of his life in solitude. Shame on you for wishing such a thing on your wife. With that opinion, I can't image how you ever found a wife to begin with.

      August 10, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      She be dead so why not!!!

      August 11, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  73. GABRIEL

    ANSWER THE QUESTION.

    August 10, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • capitu

      would you remain loyal to your wife forever and never remarry after your wife is gone?

      August 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        I'm on my 2nd marriage and My first wife is dead!!!

        August 11, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      I be DEAD so why would I care???

      August 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  74. GABRIEL

    WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR WIFE TO SCREW AROUND, AFTER YOU ARE GONE?
    I WOULD`NT.

    August 10, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • DEP

      No, absolutely not. Wife, kids, money, etc. All of my possessions should be incinerated when I die because they were mine and no one else must possess them.

      August 10, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Will you better spend everything before you die then!!!

        August 11, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • kevin

      come on really? you dont want the one you loved to love agian? they should go through life without feeling love and be loved again? thats messed up. I am married and have told my wife on many occasions if something happens to me find someone else. (just with a smaller manhood)

      August 11, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • mune

        That's funny!! I agree with Kevin. Why not let the one you love be happy again after one is gone? After all, he/she should have the the opportunity to love again, and thus continue to share that beautiful feeling, called love, alive.

        August 15, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • T

      hahahaha. As insecure and controlling as you sound, I'd be having a great time after your death if I was your wife!

      August 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Jonathan

    they want to be free like the people of saudia arabia....wait....
    okay, no, they want to be free like the people of iran.....wait....
    okay, hold on...
    they want to be free like the people of iraq...........kuwait? maybe?
    what muslim country is free again?

    August 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Egypt!!!

      August 11, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisaloha

      Dubai!

      September 9, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Lisaloha

        Oh yeah, and Indonesia, too, with one and a half times as many Muslims as Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran COMBINED!

        September 9, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  76. JEM

    The only thing that makes Christianity superior to Islam is that
    Christianity is not actually practiced while Islam is.

    Stoning fornicators and adulterers to death is part of biblical law just
    as much as Islam. Most of the other stupidity we accuse Muslims of
    doing are also in the bible.

    Not practicing your religion tends to lead to moral superiority.

    August 10, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      It they don't practice it!!! why are they trying to force Their beliefs on the United states and other Countries???

      August 11, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill Cattell

      Jem – the stoning for adultery mentioned in the New Testament is part of the (modified) Mosaic law the Jews were practicing at the time.

      Jesus Christ's teachings were to love (respect) one another, be at peace with your neighbor, care for one another (in a societal context) and love and serve God (Christ's and our Father in Heaven).

      It wasn't until several hundred years (300-400AD) that the precepts that Christ taught His followers (the Apostles who then taught the people) were changed to satisfy political agendas. Mixing pagan philosophies with Christ's teachings have us many of the "Christian" holidays we have today.

      August 16, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  77. ChappysMom

    It seems to me that the Taliban are nothing more than a bunch of cowards who hide behind extremism. It's obvious that the women over there have no say so, are treated as 3rd class citizens and are made to rely on men. The Afghan people MUST stand up against the Taliban to lead a peaceful existence. Through peace more positive things will come their way.

    August 10, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      That is what we are training them to do!!!

      August 11, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  78. rosh

    Stoning or death sentence is not part of Quran, it is something which these so called muslims have adapted from the old Testaments. They corrupted the islam few centuries ago. Please read Quran. Taliban = Muslim is not the right statment.

    August 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      If they are going by the Old Testament it sure isn't the one GOD gave to the Jewish People!!! That is the only one GOD Gave Us...

      August 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Wannabe

    He he claims to know the Truth, but hates his brother, is a liar and the Truth is not in him.

    August 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  80. ChappysMom

    The Afghan people MUST

    August 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Spanish Inquisition

    Taliban should be wiped off the earth. The clearly are not in favor of LOVE. They only spread WAR.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Barbro

    This article begs a headline question – it's bigger news that a man was "detained" than the woman was shot in the head and killed? Hello?

    August 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrsFizzy

      Maybe they have other plans for him ... It says his future's unclear. They may be trying to decide what they can get away with doing to him. Or it may not be that fair!

      August 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • MrsFizzy

        Oh yeah I see your point ... yeah, interesting headline writing!!

        August 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  83. victim of democrat hypocrisy

    OK, so why aren't we surrounding the area, rounding up all the Taliban, whipping them 200 times and shooting their leaders in the head?

    August 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  84. barbara

    I guess CNN didn't like my first comment, so they didn't print. They don't like the truth being told about Sharia law in the US. Shame on you CNN.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  85. barbara

    What they do in their country is one thing. But they want to come to this country and do the same thing. Sharia law is in Dearborn, Michigan. Our government allow it even though it clearly violates women's rights and rights of due process.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      You can't blame all Muslin because of a few!!!

      August 11, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • ALF

      Barbara, why do you say that sharia law is in Dearborn? What are your specific examples?
      I'm curious because I live in Dearborn and we have state and federal laws just like everyone else...

      August 15, 2010 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  86. nathan

    Just like it says in the Koran. Religion of peace. Ha! What I find funny is how it's all the liberals cheering on the 9/11 Victory Mosque. Wait until we've got Muslims in this country clammoring for Sharia law and all the Muslim fanatical nonsense executing anyone who doesn't behave the way they say they should. Let's see if the liberals will be wanting more mosques built then.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buffalojo

      You mean Gentiles, I hope.

      August 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      oh please. Sharian law would never make it past any level of court, and all of the other citizens wouldn't let it happen either. quit being stupid and bigoted

      August 10, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Woody

        "Sharian law would never make it past any level of court, and all of the other citizens wouldn't let it happen either".

        That's probably what the more intelligent Arabs said when the whole ballgame started in their part of the world, a long time ago. Muslims are a growing voting block. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

        August 11, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
      • kws

        They're trying to get it in UK & Canada. The guy in charge of the Ground Zero mosque project has said it would be great for the US. Basically, they pitch it as a parallel system for Muslims that offloads civil cases from the secular system. It definitely trashes the concept of equal protection under one law, but clueless politicians see it as a way to save money and unclog the court system.

        September 9, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      It is a place of Religion like a Church!!! Can You Blame The Church because there are Catholics in Prison???

      August 11, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Elle

    Wow!!! Can you imagine the Taliban in Hollywood?

    They would have to kill hundreds of sinners everday all day long.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      they would probably short-circuit over the boobie earthquake in their pants

      August 10, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Yeah, Gingrich and Clinton would have some scars....

      August 10, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Not one decent thing from all 3 of you fools!!!

        August 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • kws

      That sounds like a win-win for us.

      I've often wondered why the 9/11 attackers picked the WTC & DC. One of bin Laden's rants was about how the US is polluting the world via pop-culture. If that is the case, it would have made more sense to attack Hollywood and San Francisco.

      September 9, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Ali

    Good job CNN keep the western propaganda machine running, but don't forget the other side does the same thing. DO NOT TRUST THE NEWS PEOPLE, IT'S ALWAYS AN ATTEMPT TO MISINFORMED THE PUBLIC SO THEY CAN KEEP CASHING ON THIS USELESS WAR.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Disestablishmentarianism

      What, we should trust you instead? Hah!

      August 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      I trust CNN & MSNBC before I would FOX!!!

      August 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        I have listened to CNN and MSNBC and Fox. Can not understand anyone who would think that Fox News is wrong when they discuss both sides. If they bring up a position that is different then Obama – everyone thinks there is some underlying motive. The topics they discuss are conveniently left out of the other channels coverage – wonder why??????who has the real agenda? why dont we see both sides form MSLSD? Maybe instead of watching the news – you should listen to it.

        September 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  89. bailoutsos

    Like the KKK, the Taliban are bred. The world will never see the end of either.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      If it were the 1930's, do you think Rush Limbaugh would be in the KKK? Just asking? I think he would.

      August 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • shane veteran

        are you high? I just love when differences of opinion equal racist. Grow up.

        August 10, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Yes I do think so... He be on the Nazi side!!!

        August 11, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Jack

    Fundamentalist social control at it's finest, set loose to prey. Has anyone heard of the Inquisition, the Salem witch burnings, the Troubles of Northern Ireland, the French Wars, the Mormom Oath of Vengeance, the burning of the heretics, the Aum Shinrikyo gas attacks, Jim Jones...

    August 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Yes Jack, I have heard of those. Have you heard of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, the Rwanda genocide, etc. You cite a number of localized religious-oriented atrocities, but the fact is in the 20th century the more serious atrocities have been enacted by governments, not religion.

      August 11, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  91. HumanRace

    Not all Afghani's are muslim.

    August 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Quanni

      so true!

      August 11, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Not all Muslin are Tarriest!!!

      August 11, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ametrine

        Larry, could you try to use proper grammar and spelling?

        September 6, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Leah

        I should hope not, as muslin is a type of fabric. Since when is any woven cotton a terrorist?

        September 10, 2010 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
  92. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    How is it Our right to tell Other Countries what is right??? When This Country isn't much better when it comes to different Religions here!!! We have as much hate here that they have there... We should clean up Our mess before we tell others how to clean up theirs!!!

    August 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeffro

      Because they came to our soil and killed over 3000 people. Do not forget that!!. The next time you could be a victim.

      August 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jbaum

        Yes – that's hat the government would like you to believe. Put the masses into fear so they willingly give up their freedoms for security. It WASN"T the Taliban that killed 3000 innocent people that day, it was your elected officials, and until you can actually see the war you are fighting in your own ountry against your politicians, they will keep you living in fear of the unknown. Do a little history research. The government will kill innocent people for a bigger agenda, and their agenda was OIL. Innocent people lost their life for OIL at the hands of their OWN GOVERNMENT. The taliban received a LARGE amount of Sums and weapons to take the wrap for this one.

        August 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom Posey

        ??Jbaum?? Nut case alert...

        August 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Are you saying that Bush and Cheney did it just so that they could attack Iraq??? Because they are the only ones benefiting from it!!!

        August 11, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sum1

        Could that be cos we are in their land (Saudi Arabia etc), protecting regimes there?

        August 15, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • NMEast

      The religions in this country do not go around killing people when others don't follow their rules – that is how we are different. No, we should not be telling another country what is right or wrong but ALL countries should have some common decency rules about how people are treated. The Taliban, no matter how you look at it, have no regard for their own countrymen or women. They treat people like dirt and expect to rule them, not by good leadership, but by fear. This is not the way to establish a country that can join the rest of the global establishment. These people are barbarians, and should be hunted and shot on sight. Put a bounty on their heads like the vermin they are.

      August 10, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        So You are saying that if they want to kill a mass of People from Their Country are another Country we should look the other way??? How about when they came here and killed Our People??? was that alright with you???

        August 11, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • jason

      Larry Valecia, you are the only intelligent person here.

      August 11, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        I never said I was... But You sure can't tell by what most of These People say!!!

        August 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ranbo

      Larry, Perhaps you need to change your name and take off the US Army Forever. Sounds like wishful thinking to me.

      August 11, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        I can prove what I have on here!!! Can You prove what You have on is really you???

        August 11, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ray Ray

      'Larry Valencia.....'. Your a Paki aren't you? Why else would you rant at the US and India? Gotta love the Pakis who live in the US, have good jobs, but keep raging against the US under Christian pseudonyms. And they give these guys jobs in the Defense dept......

      August 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        No I'm a Jew that lives in Valencia Calif.!!!

        August 11, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        I haven't heard anyone but You Bigots talk bad about the United States and the Countries We are fighting with!!! anyone that ever been in the Service knows to Support Our troops!!!

        August 11, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • sosadnews

      Jbaum... Do you live in this country? If I believed the "stuff" you do, I would pack my bags and go live in some middle eastern country where I could feel safe and at home. Please don't stay for us, we won't miss you or your dumba$$ comments.

      August 16, 2010 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Lisaloha

      Once again, we went where we were not invited and made a mess of things.

      Before anyone slams me as unpatriotic or not in support of our military, that is not what I am saying. I am saying that our long-held policies of going to other countries to "fix" them, are misguided, and that our efforts are best spent making our country stronger both militarily and in morale. We have plenty of the former, but we are slowly losing the latter.

      Let's make the American we live in today more like the one our grandparents enjoyed and less like a spoiled teenager who needs to be in everyone's business.

      September 9, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  93. rcooder

    We will never be able to change their culture. If Afghans want change, then change they will have to make. Not us.

    August 10, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buffalojo

      Finally, someone with common sense has replied. Thank you for saying what the majority of Americans are thinking. Our tax dollars should be spent domestically on improving our infrastructure and education to ultimately reduce unemployment before we become barbarians who can't govern themselves.

      August 10, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  94. HeyMikey

    Your headline writing stinks. The woman is DEAD, apparently along with an unborn child. The man has already been beaten 200 times. How about: "Taliban kills pregnant widow, beats and jails fiance.".

    August 10, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • rcooder

      Agreed. It makes him sound like a villain when in truth – it's about a couple in love set to get married.
      What a strange place.

      August 10, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  95. NMEast

    The Taliban members are barbarians – the woman and child were killed, but, the man just gets off with a whipping. Just like a male-dominated group. These people should be hunted down like the vermin they are and shot on sight. A bounty should be placed on their heads. They have no redeeming value in a society.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Will

      I suggest you stop gorging yourself on self-serving feminism and actually pay attention. That man received 200 LASHES, that is extremely painful torture on any account. Meanwhile, the woman's death was quick and clean. I guarantee that the man will not survive for much longer in under Taliban care. The world isn't split between men and women, engaging in an enormous conflict for power. Most of the world is actually sane and doesn't care for that crap.

      September 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  96. m

    I'm not sure I'm following this. She was killed because she got pregnant? Or was she killed because of adultery? But it said she was a widow. Don't you have to be married to be accused of adultery?

    Well it really doesn't matter. It's such a backward, barbaric country.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      i got the impression she was shot for adulty and getting pregnant. there's probably some law that says how long you have to mourn your dead spouse, which she broke.

      August 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom Posey

        If there is such a law i bet it doesn't apply to the men.

        August 10, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Xmuttt

    THIS is what American and NATO troops are dieing for? So they can murder their own in cold blood?

    August 10, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      I guess they figuire it is better than starving their People like the Americans and India does!!!

      August 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • capitu

        who's starving in america?

        August 10, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Wbob

    Comming to you soon! Islamic justice! Just a mosque away from your neigborhood!

    August 10, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Not all Muslin trying to kill you!!!

      August 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Charles

    I guess we'll soon see if the Taliban bow to public pressure and deal the same fate to the guy as the woman got. My guess is he goes free with the 200 lashes.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      The men they shop off their heads!!!

      August 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  100. mongoloid

    A death sentence for an adultry accusation? Yeah, Islam is obviously a peaceful religion.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      They can't afford Attorneys... So that is the best way they can get a divorce!!! (WINK)

      August 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • MaryM

      well, at least they shot her and didn't stone her to death. This is a good story for all those who don't see why staying in the region is a good idea. Things like this go on all over Afghanistan. They need to be educated and built up so they ca add to society in a productive way.

      August 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • MrsFizzy

        Yes, the woman died fast ... I wonder what they will do with him?? I don't think they mean the 200 lashes to be the end of it.

        August 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Doug

        I disagree. You cannot give freedom to someone. They have to earn it themselves. If these people are not themselves willing to stand up against such heinous acts, willing to sacrifice themselves in the hope that their death will bring their people one step closer to true freedom, then they will never be free.

        We could stay in Afghanistan for 50 years, but nothing will change. There will always be a terrorist, a warlord, an ethnic group that uses force and brutality to enslave the people, and while we can fight them off one by one, it does no good in the long run. There will be no true peace or freedom until Afghans, Iranians, and Iraqis want it so bad that they are willing to die to obtain it.

        August 20, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • SyntricSam

      Much like Christianity, do not judge the religion of Islam based on one extremist sect. Not every Christian is Catholic or Baptist, not every Islamic follower is Taliban. This is where their hatred came from, general, uneducated opinions they forced on the public as fact.

      August 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • MEAA

        Thank you !!!!

        August 13, 2010 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
      • bubba schmo

        If every act of terrorism didn't have muslim affiliation behind it it would be easy to see it your way...

        August 15, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        I hate to break it to you bubba, but there are Christian terrorist organizations too. There's the Lord's Resistance Army in Africa, and what about those groups that bomb clinics in the US?

        August 15, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • J

        Thanks dad.

        August 19, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
      • Scott Kolodzieski

        Forming an analogy between the Taliban in Islam and Catholics/Baptist in Christianity is a very uneducated opinion that should be re-examined. Extremism is dangerous in politics, religion, and most other aspects of human behavior.

        A loving, peaceful, open minded practicing Catholic.

        August 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • al

        Scott already said it but.... you're comparing Catholics and Baptists to the Taliban??? So, where does your uneducated opinion come from?

        August 27, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
      • SOMom

        I think SyntricSam's point is that there are murderous extremists in every religion. Sure, it is not the present-day practice of Christians to force their religion on people, dominate women and kill those who disagree, but Christians have done it in the past. So stop painting all Muslims with such a broad brush.

        August 31, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • HumanSoul

        Islam has shown that it is different than other religions many many times. You can close your eyes and just wish every religion is same, but in reality they are not. Majority of Islam followers have often failed to condemn these heinous act of these Taliban minded barbarians, in fact they often provide reasons for those acts. Islam is the curse of human civilization, period.

        September 2, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Will

        How on earth can you compare Baptists and Roman Catholics to the Taliban? Are you really that stupid or do you fail to notice how the Taliban runs Afghanistan's drug market (largest Afghan export), fights ISAF, flogs 200 times a man and executes a woman for adultery while the Roman Catholic Church just says no to gay marriage, abortion, and women priests? Yes, they have a handful of priests involved in the pedophilia scandal, but that is on a level far lower than the terrorist Taliban.

        September 3, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • april

        I find it infuriating that the replies on this thread that claim that Christians are ONLY good and peaceful are the ones calling others "uneducated." people have been killing each other in the name of God since the beginning of time, you morons. a major part of the reason this country was founded was a quest for freedom of religion. so...all of the Catholics and protestants who killed each other were all on the right side, and are all saints in heaven now, right? "terrorism" is a fairly new term that we use to describe Islamic extremists, but religious extremists have always existed, and they always will. pick up a book and read it sometime, would ya?

        September 7, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        I don't understand how everyone jumps to say "not all Muslims are bad". I never hear anyone saying this, the problem is the Muslims that are semi-normal do not renounce what the bad Muslims do – leading us to believe they agree to some point what they are doing. This is what the world wants to see. Tell the "good" Muslims to speak out already.

        September 8, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mission Accomplished

      Christianism was just as bad back in the good old days. Inquisition, Puritans (did you know some Puritan wackos prohibited laughing, as a sign of Satan?), the great massacre of Incas, Mayas and Aztecs in the name of Jesus, the protestant X catholics wars in Europe and so on and on. As for Judaism, just check the Bible with gloating over killing men, women, kids and even dogs in order to cleanse their Promised Land.

      In the end it boils down to ALL religions can be interpreted as evil and horror in the name of "god", if you let idiots make the interpretation and force it upon others. Honestly, official religion as such should be forbidden in any civilized place. Pray to your favorite god alone and in privacy.

      August 10, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • Pedro

        Note that all of your citations are from centuries ago. At least those religions have progressed away from babarism, unlike certain extreme factions of Islam.

        August 10, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • cb

        This is also true.

        August 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Aces

        Inquisition? Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

        August 10, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Something is wrong here

        @Pedro
        "Note that all of your citations are from centuries ago. At least those religions have progressed away from babarism, unlike certain extreme factions of Islam."

        Christianity and Judaism did not progressed in certain countries. Have you checked out Africa and other countries where Christians are burning people (even CHILDREN) as witches? And let's not forget the overly "Christianized" country of USA who believed GW Bush was a good Christian President who was trying to bring Christianity (sorry I mean Democracy) to non-Christians. There are even Christian terrorist groups but for some odd reason they never make headlines like Islam does. Wait that is because hateful Christians and hateful Jews does not bring in as much traffic online as hateful Muslims.

        August 10, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Captmorgan72

        Absolutely agree, Mission Accomplished. What you said is spot on!

        August 11, 2010 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
      • Woody

        "Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."
        — Steven Weinberg

        August 11, 2010 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
      • Analyst

        Not should only organized religion be banned by law – it should be recognized as a serious mental disorder and decease that threatens the very future of mankind...

        August 26, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Islam is most certainly a peaceful religion, as is Christianity. However, when followers interpret Muhammad's teachings in a way that benefits their personal socio-political goals, problems like this occur. The same can be seen in the corruption rampant in the Catholic Church prior to the Protestant Reformation.

      August 10, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Thyme

        Hallaluyah

        August 10, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • MEAA

        Thank God for people like you......really.....

        August 13, 2010 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
      • Kelly Eddy

        Still, Islam needs a Central Figure or a Central Committee. There are too many interpretations that are "allowed". Mainstream Muslims aren't doing enough to condemn the extremist's behavior.

        August 13, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • jed

      You need to re-read the history of the segregated South which was well populated by “Christians.”

      August 10, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Actually, death for adultery is in the bible. They are just carrying out the literal interpretation of the bible.

      August 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jen

        Dan, Yes death is the iteral interpertation for adultery. That having been said, how is she commiting adultery if she is a widow of four years? I have yet to hear of anyone being pregnant for four years. Was the man married? If this is the case then, technically he is the adulterer. The article does not say. For radicals such as this they will twist the "facts" of the case to make it apply to their beliefs.

        August 15, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • brando

      Read Deuteronomy, that is where Mohammed got it from. Death for adultery is not unique to muslims.

      August 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • stop

      how is a widowed person committing adultery? what kind of an animal kills a pregnant woman? who are these people? please find a habitable planet soon so that all people with confused ideas about religion and god can all move there.

      August 15, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Lisaloha

        This widow "committed adultery" because in the Koran, marriage is forever, here and in the afterlife. There was/is no divorce. As for comments about the man being the adulterer – even if he is married, the penalties have always been more harsh on women. In our not-too-distant past, a woman who was physically abusive to her husband was hospitalized as mentally unstable, but a man who abused his woman., well, she must have done something to provoke him.

        Ask your grandparents.

        September 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      I'm glad we're a bit better than this, While we're feeling like we're on the moral high ground, now would be a good time for the US to stop executing mentally challenged suspects and sentancing children to life sentances.

      August 30, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Kcbatman

      Christians have been brutal too...slavery, the old coloseums in Rome. Don't let the actions of a few be a generalization for all. Again if you look at our Justice system closely you will see how brutal we really are as a society. Humans need to evolve thats the truth...but as unfortunate as that situation is, we should not generalize....the person that perpertrated that act is a sorry piece of $%^&, NOT ALL MUSLIMS are like that.

      September 1, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ghwarghax

      Uhh, mongoloid, you've confused "Islam" with "ultra right-wing fundamentalist islamic nutjobs". What you've done is the same thing as claiming that all "Christians" are the same as the "ultra right-wing fundamentalist christian nutjobs" that shoot people inside churches that accept gays into their congegrations. They are different things.

      September 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |