May 9th, 2011
11:15 AM ET

Canadian missing in Afghanistan

Canada's government on Monday confirmed the disappearance of a Canadian citizen in Afghanistan, saying he traveled there as a tourist.

The Canadian government is also aware that the Taliban on Sunday issued a news release and video purported to be of the Canadian, said spokeswoman Lisa Monette of Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs.

CNN has not independently confirmed the authenticity of the video.

Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.

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  1. USMC Forever

    A civilian in Afganistan and not taking precautionary steps for his or her personal safety. Tough luck next case. If you are this stupid to just go around and get yourself lost in a war zone, you should become a casualty as you are stupid and don't deserve to survive. This is simply attrition at its best, just like the smartest and strongest survive but those who do not demonstrate these characteristics are statistics and make the NEWS!!!

    June 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Navin1

    The truth is one, men call it by many names. Some worship a god of hate. A god that hates infidels, heathens, idolators, suni, shia, christian, even abram's son. For such a person, hate is his / her only way to express the love for his ingroup. That is the ideology that s/he was taught and imbibed. For such persons a truth that is one but called by another name is frightening. For it might prove that his / her belief system is just plain cruel, hateful, untruthful, unkind, perhaps even the work of evil. He then must deny the truth that is before him. So we see that a worshiper of a hateful god is a hateful person. But we can not hate such a person because most humans do not worship a hateful, wrathful god. We worship a god that is truth, is justice, is love (satcitananda). And that universal Truth that binds us together, regardless of the name by which we call it, (Tat) is the road to peace. Hariaum

    May 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Navin1

      When I am not ignorant I will be realized. You've got me there, I am not realized. Are you? If so, do tell, what is the path of Chakra. Be islamic, as you claim this means be civil. Let muslim stop killing muslim. And in civil terms, can you define which leaders of the world are muslim in your mind set? Then we can judge for ourselves which societies are peaceful, good, kind, loving, civil...

      May 10, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dan from Detroit, MI

    I'm sorry for a mistake I made in my earlier post about the Canadian political leaders. They have troops in Afghanistan at the behest of the right-wing thugs in Washington so that shouldn't have been beyond me like I said before and they have all but comprimised all their moral priciples if they had any to begin with. The Australians are the same way,unfortunately.

    May 10, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dan from Chicago, IL

    If Islam were peace how come the leaders of most the Muslim nations and the Islamic radical extremist allow only for death and destruction?

    May 10, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • pamiri

      don’t be in mistake none of the religion is bad, it is the followers who defaming them, we have to respect for all religions and to each others, and most extremists and foolish people which called themselves Muslims just they are Pakistanis and their slaves in Afghanistan Tribal area border of PAK-AFG, which this fact is clear for all now ,

      May 10, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
      • ,,,

        wrap a towel around your head. Include your mouth and hands.

        May 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Death and destrucion come from US and the west.

      May 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Napoli

        Let's blame the USSR. They invaded Afghanistan after all, no? Besides, the Soviets are not around any longer so you do not have to fear them nor can they defend themselves against these accusations. Sound Good?

        May 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        It is more complex, as URSS initially helped Afghanistan to defeat the British colonization. Later they tryied to impose their ruling.

        May 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pamiri

    I have a request for all that, when we are coming to have our say and express the facts that is taking place or occur around us and in atmosphere where we are living, first we are human being and secondly we could be believe on one or the other religions and or no religion does not matter, but its very important when we have knowledge about something from the ground it would be better if we state that without any discriminations and biases, the fact is fact no one can changed that by propaganda longer, in the end the fact is the winner always.

    God says, say the truth even it is against you and the logic says this too, but unfortunately some persons just ignoring the truth and making stories by their own interfering by biases and discriminations in them. I do not agree with this sort of actions at all.

    From Kabul

    May 10, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. p3c3`

    Sorry, it will not post my reply. I tried for 15 minutes.

    May 9, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tetrahedron

      copy your post so that you don't loose it all if WordePress dumps it.

      May 9, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Riza Afghan

    USA should cut all AID and kick all terrorists from Afghanistan (seems no terrorist left in Afghanistan anymore, all are living in Pakistan for the past 7 years now ) then Pakistan will not have any $ and that's the end of Terrorists.

    Terrorists are only running for $, if no $ from USA and no $ from Afghan Drug then they are dead 😀



    May 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Alex

    How dumb is this guy, any Westerner who visited Afghanistan is going to the most hostile place on the planet.

    May 9, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. .

    Racist, islamic bigot.

    Your foolish babbling bigotry simply reinforces our HIND! HIND! HIND! HIND! rejection and repudiation of EVERYTHING you spew. I use the term SPEW quite deliberately. It is not communication, or enlightenment in ANY way. Hindus should take pride in their heritage if only because it is NOT islamic. You and it are disgusting filth.

    May 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • .

      You have the IQ of a crinoid.

      May 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • .

      p3c3 – Good try but he does not listen to ANY thing but his own voice.

      he is an islamic trouble maker trying to foment more cruelty and strife. It's what islam does to its people. It makes them stupid and cruel. He will simply post a snotty rebuttal that only he can read using his stupid (code).

      Nice try, however!

      May 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      p3c3 – I agree with Yacobi, as your assumption about Islam is wrong. Islam is peace when you accept it. If you move war against Islam, or against whatsoever, there is no peace.

      May 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • .

      If islam is PEACE then walk the walk.

      If islam is TRUTH talk the talk.

      If islam is civility, be civil.

      YOU are a hypocrite and liar.

      May 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • filthy slave criminal barking dog

      you predictably make excuses for continuing to act like a barbarian. CHEAP excuses, filthy hypocrite.

      islam and people like you are an abomination.

      May 9, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • !

      Such clarity! Such precision! Such elucidation! I am in awe of your great wisdom.

      May 10, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. .

    you will never listen and never learn but you make a fool out of yourself with these ludicrous posts.


    Good luck with trying to persuade and convince anyone else of your ideological positions......NOT!

    May 9, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dan from Detroit, MI

    What Canada needs to do is to quit supporting the NATO forces,declare it's neutrality and then start talking to the Taliban and try to arrange a peace between the Karzai regime and the Taliban. Why they don't do this is beyond me!

    May 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dan – I don't understand too why the canadian do not act as you said. It is very simple. The suggestion from US is too strong apparently.

      May 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Napoli

      Perhaps, but maybe that is why you are Dan from Detroit and not Dan from Washington DC.

      May 10, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. pamiri

    Do you know any thing else except religious discrimination the god is for all not just for this or that religion,

    from Kabul

    May 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |