April 4th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

The Take: Zakaria on the Quran burning

CNN's Fareed Zakaria discusses the Quran burning by an extremist Florida pastor and the violent reprisals in Afghanistan.

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  1. FDK

    ....and we are still waiting for a Musilm religious leader to condemn the murder of innocent people

    April 5, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Muslims leaders condamned the innocent afghans killed by US military. UN workers are not innocent, but intruders.

      April 6, 2011 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. salerno

    No, it was cancelled for christians only as they should not retalliate against enemies.

    April 5, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dindy

    It was really stupid to Burn other people"s Religion Books. It is more stupid to kill someone else but not the one who did it.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      They killed those present in Afghanistan as it was simpler. They are intruders.

      April 5, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. skyy avari

    what would happen if someone burned a bible ? NOTHING ///- the quran is a bunch of made up crap by stupid
    people who just want to kill anyone who doesnt believe it = THAT IS NOT RELIGION OR GODS WORDS IN FACT IT IS THE
    VERY OPPOSITE= THE ANTICHRIST///////..and all of them should be cast out of our country before its TOO LATE.
    mark my words ,for it will happen, the bible is the words of GOD and JESUS the quran is the words of MORONS,..
    and killers. and for those who understand what im saying the 1st HORSEMAN and 1st SEAL has just been let loose and opened. READ REVALATION 6..................................THANK YOU.

    April 4, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Your quoting of Revelation is wrong.

      April 5, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. A.M. Deist

    When you play with fire, expect to get burned. When enough people die because of American stupidity, maybe our legislators will pass laws to prevent such ignorant behavior. What is sad is that what the pastor did caused many to die, and many more will die because of him. What an injustice that the perpetrator isn't punished.

    April 4, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      What about all the bibles being burnt everyday???? Should we start threatening all the muslims!!!

      April 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • A.M. Deist

        Do what you have to do, but remember; what goes around, comes around. I don't remember reading anywhere that two wrongs make a right. And, if you are a good Christian or Jew, live by your beliefs.

        April 4, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • matt

      Hey, your not too bright. The freedom of speech is to be loved. And that means we protect speech we don't like as well as speech we do like. The people who are wrong are the killers, i.e. muslim extremists. Get it straight or move to the middle east. The first Amendment says "Congress shall pass no law prohibiting speech" so they shall never do as you want. move away and live in tyrany.

      April 4, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • A.M. Deist

        When someone in your family dies because of this pastor's behavior, come talk to me about freedom of speech. Just as yelling fire in a crowded theater is insane, burning a religious book isn't to bright either. I have no sympathy for consequences to those who don't respect the religion of others.

        April 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        I agree with matt about speech freedom, but the killers are the US military, and the afghans have all the rights to kill the intruders.

        April 6, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
    • skyy avari

      AND WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THEY BURNED A BIBLE????? = ANSWER=== NOTHING !!! CAUSE CHRISTIANS ARENT KILLERS..if you are so for islam ,why dont you just go over there and live there way of life.??/??/??

      April 4, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Islam has no borders. There is not a muslim country, but muslims are everywhere.

        April 5, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tony

    Interesting you don't see Muslims burning the Bible in retaliation to the burning of the Koran. When the cartoons of Muhammad was drawn Christians all over wondered why Muslims just didn't draw disrespectful pictures of Jesus in retaliation. Muslims just got mad and violent, but never crossed the line of attacking what's dear and holy to many Christians – their belief in their God. Why is that?

    April 4, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      when a Christian goes extreme, he burns Quran; when a Muslim goes extreme, he kills people... yeah, very interesting indeed.

      April 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • whatever4real

        no Justin,

        when a Christian goes extreme it is called a Crusade and STD's are brought to the New World. When a Muslim goes extreme they pledge their life to Allah, not greed. It's called almsgiving. The lack of knowledge on this one post is staggering.

        April 4, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Justin

        You're bringing up "New World" at this day and age?? And you try to associate STD and greed only to Christians?? STD and greed are problems for ALL people regardless of their religious background; so get real.

        The fact of matter is Muslims kill people who do not agree with their belief. There are many religions, yet how come only Muslims are the majority who result to terrorism and condone it? And don't get me started on "honor killing" committed by Muslims.

        April 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alan Ginsburg

      Because Muslims are stupid. There is no world class university in any muslim country in the world. Muslims have created nothing, invented nothing and contribute nothing. The last Muslim scholar was ...wait...it'll come to me.

      April 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • whatever4real

        I'm sorry it won't come to you because you can't use google, but apparently can respond to a blog on the internet. There are plenty of top Universities in the Muslim/Middle East community and plenty of Muslim scholars. It isn't where the scholar come from or the religion they are devoted to that make them a great scholar. I will leave you to google to find the names, but here is a hint: type in great Muslim scholars. Or chase the footnotes on wikipedia. We know who is not a scholar? You that's who.

        April 4, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • thought

      you can not be a Muslim if you do not believe on Jesus and moses. Muslims respect all prophets and religions, and as this they believe burning any holy book is a major insane. what other do they will not Burne any holy book. killing innocent people is wrong and totally unacceptable by Islam and the wisdom Muslim who can control himself during anger.

      April 5, 2011 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. Melanie

    Well, what do you expect from the Taliban, AlQida, Jihad, and their Muslim Extremist Religion?
    Why isn't THEIR retaliation for burning the Qur'an, "burning a BIBLE" instead of KILLING CHRISTIANS ???

    April 4, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • whatever4real

      Way to marginalize people. When do extremist represent a who religious sect. Answer: Never. Move on to a valid argument. I would certainly hope you're not trying to justify a religious war predicated on Christian does this to Muslim, Muslim must respond by killing Christian. How archaic? Killing is not condoned in the Holy Bible or the Quran. Try reading both text for a start. Killing does happen in both doctrines but it is not a justified practiced.

      April 4, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      In other words, UN workers were also supporting the killers with their presence in Afghanistan, independently from the Quran burning. This is why they have been killed.

      April 5, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Why ? because the UN workers are intruders in their country.

      April 9, 2011 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |