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. 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 |
  2. .

    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 |
    • 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 |
  3. .

    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 |
  4. 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 |
  5. 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 |