September 10th, 2010
07:05 AM ET

Afghans protest planned Quran burning

Sporadic demonstrations broke out in Afghanistan Friday, with hundreds gathering to protest against an American pastor's planned burning of the Muslim holy book, the Quran, the International Security Assistance Force said.

The largest demonstration was in the northern province of Badakhshan where about 500 Afghans protested outside of a NATO base in the area, ISAFsaid.

The security assistance force said two people were hurt in the protests.

However, the deputy governor of the province said thousands of people turned out, and one protester was killed and three wounded.

- From CNN's Atia Abawi and Matiullah Mati

Filed under: Daily Developments
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  8. bangash

    This inhuman and anti humanity action will prove Bush right when he compared war on terror with crusade and then among Muslims, there will be no doubt, that crusade wars are now at their door steps. This will make every Muslim fight for survival and American every where in the world will be targeted. This will prove the greatest human tragedy of this new millennium when world over both sects will be at unending wars. No doubt freedom of expression is birth right of every one but their should be some sense in one's action and one should see the cost which whole humanity will pay for the blunder of one or few persons. If Muslims are blamed for terrorism or considered the main cause behind the wars in the world then this should also be seen that which Muslim country has attacked other Muslim or non Muslim country in today's world. See the example of Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, the main burning points in today's world. Has any one of these Muslim states invaded America or any other state or they have been attacked and killed in their homes and towns in US war for world empire. No doubt this Pastor in Florida can burn Quran but we Muslim believe that this is the Book of God and God has taken responsibility for protection. So this Pastor is challenging God therefore God will make him and his supporters suffer for their this evil action.

    September 16, 2010 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    Nothing that the right-ring media does surprises me anymore.They'll conceal anything to make the right-wing thugs in Washington look good.

    September 14, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      They are not burning the Koran they are burning Korean menus. I can't blame them either have you ever tasted the food?

      September 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Daniel-2

    In fact he almost hates muslims as much as i do.

    September 12, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Daniel-2

    I don't hate muslims they don't need anyone's help in hating each other.

    September 12, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Daniel-2

    Sorry everyone,that was not me but some bozo who usurped my name to conceal his rabid hatred for the Muslims.I still find it quite incredible that Al Qaeda could have pulled off 9/11 completely on their own.

    September 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Daniel-2

    Of course Muslims were killed thats what Muslims do best kill other muslims.

    September 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ryan

    good now they need to take that same emotion and build a damn country for themselves!!!

    September 11, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      The ISI of course.

      September 12, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. CJ

    Mindless drones spurred into violent rage at a moments notice over a non-event. What do these people care anyway what some uneducated hick "pastor" does to his own property half way across the planet? Don't they have bigger concerns, like lack of running water, infrastructure and roads (that are not just dirt)? The korans were never burned and the morons are still rioting and killing. Personally, I find it highly offensive that they have the nerve to protest over this non-issue – which includes chants of "Death to America" and the burning of American flags – on the very day we are commemorating the slaughter of thousands of our people by terrorist trained in that country. I've really had it with our attempt at installing "democracy" in that worthless backward country. It's obviously never going to be such with people like that making up a significant portion of the population. Bring the troops home now.

    September 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  16. JOJO

    Okay, I don’t think it’s cool to burn any ones holy book....BUT......I say Let this be Proof that this religion is ANYTHING BUT PEACEFUL....Those people hate Americans and it will always be that way no matter what. ANY EXUSE TO HATE AMERICA IS WHAT THESE PEOPLE LOOK FOR

    September 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    You say that you're proud of the American flag but what about those who dishonor it like those 12 guys who just got arrested for murdering unarmed Afghan civilians lately?Did you even hear about it?I noticed that the people broadcasting the NBC Nightly News never mentioned it.Talk about Yellow Journalism!!!

    September 11, 2010 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Did it ever occur to you that the MIC(military-industrial-complex) might have had something to do with it,Dan? They don't want anything to hurt their reputation nor that of NATO's.

      September 11, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  18. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    David Patreaus just made the most idiotic statement I ever heard the other day.How in the world is burning the Coran going to "put our troops in danger" when the Afghans are already killing as many of them as they possibly can? I find the whole thing quite ludicrous.

    September 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Thank you,Dan.I feel the same way you do about this matter.

      September 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Mind your own business you marxist loon

        September 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Hey you Phunnie boy,it's one thing to usurp my name in order to make a sick joke out of this rotten war but another to bring dishonor upon Gen.George Patton.He commanded the 3rd Army during WW2,not you!!!Besides,you're not half as funny as you think you are!

        September 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  19. USMC Forever

    And now I am getting ready to go on Patrol and I think I will split a few more stinkin Paki Talibani skulls with my M82A3 at 1500M. Hey General retard, comon out to play here and let me get a crosshair on your stinkin Paki @ss!!!! Time to take a General Retard and wipe my @ss with an ALLAH!!! FOOOOOOOOOOKKKKK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!

    September 10, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      my Bad,,,i should of known you are in fukedupistan, hang on a sec, did you get the Taliban for idiots 101 memo from your Jar head General?,and uh been there done that, YOU woundt help, YOU armed and finaced and paid THEM to fight ME,on 9/11 MY war with THEM ended. YOUR begain. im not a "taliban" Im not a "sunni",
      and uh private meatshield?
      way I Roll?
      I donnt need no fuking gun.
      I come kill YOU<and or. take YOUR gun, shove it up YOUR ass and take YOU YOUR Uniform,
      and kill your buddies.
      Thats not MY war or MY country or MY owmen or MY troops ie;you or mY problem.
      Im looking for ONE Army Nurse.
      and fuk me?
      are you gay?
      well lucky for yOU,,,
      and speking of Lucky?
      did you ever give HIM HIS Full Benifits?
      or did YOU ,fuk HIM too?
      now hang on a minute before YOU go private jarhead meatshield,

      September 10, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        General Dr Bad

        General Dr Bad

        General Dr Bad

        Once again, "Taliban For Idiots 101".
        There are around 24 million Pastoons. I od not know or care how many Punjabis there are.
        Not all Pastoons are Taliban. Yet most all Taliban are pastoons. IN afghnaipand and they bleed over into pakiland. (where you have army base). These two here barking are one of each. Both sunni. Taliban ,Al Qaida, Sunni's.
        while the hindus and sihks and seta nd laugh and invade you.
        how do you tell a Taliban from a civilian?
        well, YOU cant.
        you only know when they are shooting at you or trying to blow you up. Inshallah.
        so what is the differance?
        teh Taliban have guns and bombs.
        how do you make a Taliban? give a civilian a gun.
        it Becomes a "taliban".
        If it has a Beard it is Taliban.
        Now these barking punjabi? gues it did not see the news yesterday.
        obama just delcvred him or her or it a "Terrporrist" gruop.
        so bark on lil punjabi.
        May God save your Troops from YOU.
        IM fine.
        Your the ones in trouble.

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        September 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        have "fun",,May Gold Bless you,
        oh and on 9/11? I did grant a full cease fire ,

        September 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        oh and also, "expect the Unexpected" "Watch your own 6"
        YOUR ONLY Job is to come back home.
        Hero's are Dead people.
        Dont Be A Hero.
        It does no Good if you die too.

        September 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        Its Ok, if you do not Believe in God,
        God Believes in you.
        Dont worry about God,
        He is Fine.
        Worry about you.
        and does the Lord's prayer (pbuh) start out Our MOTHER Who art IN heaven?
        NO means NO, Woman.

        September 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      Hey folks,I didn't post the above as I never condescend to using that vulgar Tea Party lingo and I want as many people as possible to know that.

      September 10, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        Yes I did, don't listen to me. I am just playing with General dumb@ass!!!

        September 10, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        You just gave yourself away by using that Tea Party lingo,Phunnie boy.I never use it like I said before.

        September 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  20. General Dr Bad

    did you miss my al qaida for idiots posts?
    al qaida = ALL arab = ALL sunni, NOT shiite,NOT shhiia NOT persian, NOT taliban NOT,,
    when you going to fre them arab pimp's women?
    go free them you idiots.

    September 10, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      are the Marine's "Brokin" ?
      why is the idiot gates now "Fixing " the Marine's?
      why he has done such a fine job with the army,navy,airforce and ,,,,

      September 10, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        I think Joss will be at Macy's at 4;pm Their Time. Boots,Kids Shoes,Work Shoes, thongs are better then "Nothing".

        September 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        IN The mid *0's IN Medford Or. I was in a Tough GUy Contest,
        im reminded of that Boy that made the mistake of climbing in to that Ring with me.
        when i look at obama i am reminded of that poorr kid,
        looks to me,
        like once again,
        YOUR "boy",
        Is out on his feet.
        "the Lights are on"
        But No one is "home".
        ever wonder who the FIRST U.F.C Fighter was?

        September 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        one at a time,
        all at once,
        Makes NO fuking differance to me.
        Bring it The Fuk On.
        Eid Mubarak

        September 10, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        go tell glen beck, "God" said forge his gold inot a giant milkcow with 300 million teats.
        tell gelen beck he needs ot take his chalk board and go explin it to steven hawkings,
        tell steven hawkings he gets a F – ,
        but thanx for the laugh,,,,
        oh, and ask beck, why are the streets of heaven paved with gold?

        September 10, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever


        September 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      Het General Dr Bad,don't let this bozo who just usurped my name get to you.I did not post the above and I want you to know that.Moreover,I never use that filthy Tea Party lingo.

      September 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        Mind your own business i ka spk fr myslf

        September 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  21. General Dr Bad

    i dont give a fuk what you think private meatshied jarhead. demonstrate?
    have the "balls"
    My Name is D.R. Shaw. MY Home Town Is butee Falls or.
    Im in Redding even now checking out of the western Hotel.
    Pat Tillman is one of MY Men meatshield,
    He was an Athiest.
    now pulll your head from you ass and read my messages.
    and i hope you are in Iraq right now.

    September 10, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      now go borrow mor emoney form china, giv to your arab sunni masters, go kill shiites and shias and alamdis and ah madis for them,
      oh and iran,
      and tell your wife go fill up your truck at 3 dollars a gallon and run the wheels off it and spend all your money.go invade saudi arabia.
      and what about somalia or the congo or,,,

      September 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        I wsh i could spell or even make sense in conversation this is the effect of a poor education, sad but true...

        September 11, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  22. USMC Forever

    I think Muslims are hipocrite SOBs. You Anus' burn our American Flag, Bibles, and some times even Christians and you have the balls to demonstrate?? FOOK YOU, the Quran and Mohammed and your worthless ALLAH who has done nothing to help you cave bast***ds at all!!! FOOK YOU ALL!!!!!

    September 10, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Thank you,USMC Forever.Inasmuch as I hate that Tea Party lingo,I still want to thank you for your honesty in expressing waht most of the people in America think but don't have the guts to admit it.Again I thank you for your frankness.

      September 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  23. General Dr Bad

    bush and obam are holding MY Army Nurse Second Leutenant Deborah Christien D"angelo from Jersey, Hostage.
    as well as using my childrena nd ex wives ot TRY and stop me.

    September 10, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      go tell that punk ass dick cannon to eather go enlist now or to pack his bags and get OUT of MY House. and tell Mariah if she dont like it?
      SHE can join him.
      now shake THAT off.
      Time To Check Out.
      Eid Mubarak.
      Now is the Time to Pary and prepare.
      Eid MUbarak.
      Mahdi General Mehdiu Ahmed Abbadon.
      aka:Imaam mehdi.
      have a nice day,
      Eid Mubarak.

      September 10, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
      • ladydi


        September 14, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  24. Bobo

    This weekend should be interesting........

    September 10, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • B

      I sure hope it is a boring one, Bobo. All hell could very well break loose. No pun intended.

      September 10, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        " what ever", "Im bored", "your pathetic", your boring.
        bill gates + robert gates = Gates of Hell.

        September 10, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  25. B

    As a soldier serving in Iraq at the moment, I believe that the decision to burn the Quran(s) is a poor one, and puts many American soldiers and civilians lives at risk. We currently have less than 50,000 troops in Iraq and will do what we must if the violence here intensifies, but at these levels we are more than likely outnumbered, though never outgunned. I imagine the violent reaction to the proposed burnings would be much the same in Afghanistan. Pastor, please pull your head out of the spotlight and your own ass long enough to wake up to the far reaching implications of what you are about to do. Perhaps you should reread some of the teachings on love and forgiveness attributed to Jesus and scattered throughout the new testament.

    September 10, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      as a Soldior in Iraq you are breaking YOUR law posting here.
      you are not allowed to speak if you are serving.
      you are nto alowed ot speak if you are in uniform.
      you are not allowed ot speak to any press without clearing it with the pentagon.

      September 10, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
      • B

        You are uninformed sir. The first amendment guarantees my rights to do so. It may be highly discouraged, but I am doing nothing illegal by posting on here. I felt like I must say something about this disgusting display of false christianity. Have a good day.

        September 10, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        dont, TELL "me" go TELL obama.

        September 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • V.E.B

      i agree with you! my husband is in iraq now and we have 2 small children. i very much dislike how that pastor is putting so many lives in danger! and i personally think he should be punished if he does it;especially since he is putting lives in danger that are currently protecting his ass and everybody else's in the USofA. everybody can say what they want but i can bet money that everybody that has a family member in iraq or afghanistan disagrees with what the pastor wants to do.

      September 11, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • ladydi

      B – AMEN!!!!!

      September 14, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  26. General Dr Bad

    YOU now have 3 Choices as far as the coward obama.

    September 10, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      1. He can Take his brats, his jew paid off puppets and Get Out.
      2.YOU can go relieve him of duty.

      September 10, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        3. Always remember to brush your teeth before bed time.

        September 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Maritta

    How is it okay to burn our flag and nothing is done? Our troops have to be politically correct in that hell hole with their hands tied because of our idiot administration. Obama sent well wishes to the muslims. Why?

    September 10, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      OMG!!! kardashian is upset over nude photos!!!!!

      September 10, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      You're quite Maritta.I'm sick to death about all this "political correctness" and hipocracy.In fact,the vast majority of Americans despise the Muslims as they applaud the obscene butchery halfway around the world be carried out by our military day after day.

      September 10, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  28. General Dr Bad

    Now WHO has the password for the Nuetron bomb?

    September 10, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  29. General Dr Bad

    and go tell bush that "God" is getting ready to turn america into a parking lot.

    September 10, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  30. General Dr Bad

    Joss Stone wil be at Macy's in New York Today God willing,
    Promoting Her Boots and Collecting Shoes for some charity.
    Please Donate. God Willing.
    Eid Mubarak.
    you have one hour left.

    September 10, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  31. General Dr Bad

    If you are serving in Iraq? The cease fire truce is off with the Mehdi Army.
    now insult me some more.

    September 10, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  32. ohenry

    i think is crazy for a pastor to even think about burning the quran.....dont bash on anyones religion let GOD take care of everything.....tht wouldnt be a godly thing to do need to repent from those thoughts!!!!!

    September 10, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      speaking of crazy, your troops are going insane and self destructing now. while your generals and leaders hide and lie.

      September 10, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  33. marie

    Not every muslim is an extremist, what is burning the Quran suppose to accomplish?

    September 10, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      more blocked messages. you just dont learn do you?

      September 10, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  34. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    This Pastor does not represent the love of Christ Jesus, but I do have to say where is all the out roar when these same Muslims burn our flag or the radicals who kill converts and behead Jews and Christians alike? I would like to see the same from Muslim groups when hatred comes from the radicals of Islam also!

    September 10, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      blocked message.

      September 10, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      go Enlist you bible thumpiing hypocrite.

      September 10, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  35. Angela

    I personally feel this is foolish. It will do nothing but cause more harm and anger for both Americans and Afgahnies Did God tell this paster to do so??? Or is this his own will?? That's the question I have for him !

    September 10, 2010 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  36. Maurice Clifton

    I thought our troops were already in danger by being in Afghanistan. I think they should burn a quran for every citizen killed at the twin towers, and burn them at Ground Zero.

    September 10, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Riza Afghan

      Fo F00K yourself once again you stupid f00king negative f00k.

      September 10, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
      • Joseph McCarthy

        Riza,will you cut out that Tea Party lingo?We have enough ignorant people in this country using it,like the right-wing,ignorant Tea Partiers.

        September 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • juju

      true dat

      September 10, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • B

      Obviously, Mr. Clifton, you have never been in combat.

      September 10, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Inasmuch as I disagree with you Mr.Clifton,I do respect your right to stand up for what you believe in.I think that the Rev.Terry Jones has a perfect right to do what he wants on his own property and not cave in to "political correctness".

      September 10, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • sync55

      Burning is a waste of paper. I keep mine in the bathroom. It is not as soft as Charmin, but it works.

      September 12, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |