(Afghan, angry about the burning of Qurans, gather outside an American military base during an anti-U.S. demonstration in Mehterlam, Laghman province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
(CNSNews.com) – In the wake of President Barack Obama sending a three-page letter to Afghan President Hamid Kharzai, apologizing for U.S. forces having mistakenly burned some Qur'ans at a U.S. air base in Afghanistan, the Taliban is calling on Muslims to kill Americans or beat them and take them as prisoners.
The call for violence against U.S. troops in Afghanistan came as Muslims in South Asia and elsewhere prepared for Friday prayers--a potentially volatile time.
Islamist groups in Pakistan, meanwhile, drummed up protests against the burning of the Qur’ans, with some leaders appealing for jihad against the United States.
Echoing incendiary calls by the Taliban for Muslims to react violently to the mishandling of the religious texts, militant leaders charged that the incident was a deliberate plot against Muslims.
Two U.S. troops and at least seven Afghans have been killed in three days of rioting in Afghanistan.
“We should not be satisfied with mere protests and empty slogans but the military bases of the invaders, their military convoys and their troops should become a target of our courageous attacks,” spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement directed to Taliban fighters and the “zealous and faithful people of Afghanistan.”
“Kill them, beat them, take them as prisoners and teach them such a lesson that they never summon the courage to abuse the Holy Qur’an again,” he said.
Mujahid said the Taliban called on the world’s Muslims to condemn the incident, "both practically and verbally and back the legitimate struggle of the Muslim Afghans” against the “American aggressors.”
At least one demonstration was planned in Kabul on Friday, and the U.S. Embassy warned American citizens there may be more, possibly violent protests after the end of Friday prayers.
While President Hamid Karzai and Afghan government officials called for calm and encouraged provincial and religious leaders to do likewise, there was no comparable appeal from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a bloc of the world’s Muslim nations.
OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu issued a statement condemning the Qur’an incident but saying nothing about the deadly reaction or the various groups’ calls for violence.
The OIC said Ihsanoglu described the incident at the Bagram military base as “a deplorable act of incitement and called on the concerned authorities to take swift and appropriate disciplinary action against those responsible.”
“The OIC secretary-general said that the act was contrary to the the common efforts of the OIC and that of the international community including the United States government, to combat intolerance, and incitement to hatred based on religion and belief,” the statement said.
It said Ihsanoglu welcomed the apologiesfrom Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander Gen. John Allen and their assurances that the incident would be investigated and not be allowed to happen again.
The independent Daily Outlook Afghanistan reports that the Afghanistan Ulema Council, a body of top religious scholars, declared in a statement that apologies were not sufficient, and that “those behind the tragic incident must be punished and sent to jail.”
One militant cleric had a more dire fate in mind for those responsible. “Several times the foreign troops have desecrated the sacred book and then got away with mere apologies,” Maulvi Nasrullah told the Pajhwok Afghan News service, demanding that the culprits be sentenced to death.
In the Pakistani city of Quetta, the pro-Taliban Islamist group Jamiat-ul Ulema-e-Islam organized a rally Thursday which police said drew some 500 people.
“The burning of Qur’ans is a conspiracy to hurt the feelings of Muslims,” radical cleric Fazal Muhammad told the protestors. He urged Muslims to wage jihad against the U.S. “so they don’t even dare invading any other Muslim country in future,” the Karachi-based daily Dawn reported.
Other groups taking part in the protest included the Islamist political party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Jamaat ud-Dawa (JuD), an ostensibly charitable group which the State Department calls a “front operation” for the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Toiba.
In Lahore, members of the JI’s student wing – the largest student group in Pakistan – also protested, with the group’s leader declaring that JI would not permit the Pakistani government to reopen supply lines to the ISAF forces in Afghanistan.
Last spring, Islamist organizations and media in Pakistan played a key role in fueling anger both in that country and neighboring Afghanistan after the pastor of a small Florida church burned a copy of the Qur’an.
For almost two weeks after Terry Jones’ March 20 stunt the incident received little media coverage in the Islamic world – with the exception of Pakistan, where groups like JI and JuD issued fiery denunciations and organized protest rallies.
Protests then spread to Afghanistan, where – after Friday prayers on April 1 – Muslims roused by imams’ unfounded claims that hundreds of Qur’ans had been burned in the U.S. stormed a U.N. compound, in an attack that left seven foreign U.N. workers and four Afghan civilians dead. Another 12 people were killed during two further days of rioting.
In other reaction to this week’s incident at Bagram, the Lebanese Shi’ite militant group Hezbollah said “the action of the foreign troops is a new crime that reveals U.S.-Zionist desecration of Islamic sanctities and ridicules the feelings of more than one billion Muslims.”
Pull our troops out, leave the marxists political maggots and then NUKE THE PLACE.
Yup, sounds like something that might work within the beltway as well..................
CANT OBAMA SEE THE DO NOT WANT US ...Of course he does see it. Do you see it, that it is deliberately done? And about the oil? Take a look about the truth. You do not hear trhat in USA. That has to come from the TV in Canada:
IF OBAMA WOULD READ THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE INSTEAD OF THE KORAN HE MIGHT GET THE MESSAGE SPELLED OUT ON:
II CHRONICLES CHAPTER 20: VERSES 1 THROUGH 29 THAT SAYS EXACTLY THE SAME THING YOU ARE SAYING FOR GOD:
SAVED ISRAEL FROM EXTINCTION BY "MOAB" AND HIS MURDEROUS ARAB GANGS BY.........................
TURNING THEM AGAINST ONE ANOTHER AS IT IS NOW HAPPENING ALL OVER THE MIDDLE EAST. THE
USA SHOULD STAY OUT AND LET THOSE STINKING "SHITHEADS" KILL ONE ANOTHER. IF YOU'D
REARRANGE THE NAME MOAB YOU'D HAVE OBAMA WITHOUT THE "A" AT THE END WHICH MEANING
IS A_ _ H_ _ _. FOR OBAMA HAS BEEN VIDEO TAPED AS SHOWN IN "YOUTUBE" SAYING AND TALKING IN:
MUSLIM WORDS THAT HE IS A "MUSLIM" THE SAME AS VIDEO TAPED SPEECH SAYING THAT THE USA IS NO LONGER A CHRISTIAN NATION.
I FEEL LIKE ENOUGH HAS BEEN SAID ALREADY. THE US NAVY SEALS SHOULD STORM THE
WHITE HOUSE AND HANG OBAMA FOR TREASON AND EXILE HIS WIFE AND "ILLEGAL RELATIVES" LIVING IN THE
USA TO KENYA, AFRICA WHERE THEY ALL BELONG...!!!
O;Bama should not be apologize to this tribe of people who don't care about anybody.....they burn their own koran is someone writes in them....this is crazy.......OBama does not seem to represent this nation, we apologize to no one any longer...we are fed up with this crap...Americans have helped every nation to our detriment....no more....he needs to resign and go work in some other country.
"Brothers & Sisters",this storm is already here,right in our own back yards,thanks to our government's insanity! Please pass this on to every person you know,while you still can!
Peace be with you & the ones you love!
"There is no honorable way to do a dishonorable act"
Joys of Muslim Women
This was written by a woman born in Egypt as a Muslim.
This is not hearsay, and it will scare the life out of you.
Make sure you read the paragraph (in red) towards the end.
Joys of Muslim Women
by Nonie Darwish
In the Muslim faith, a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child. Consummating the marriage by 9.
The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.
Even though a woman is abused, she cannot obtain a divorce.
To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses.
Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry. The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family. Husbands can beat their wives 'at will' and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.
The husband is permitted to have (4 wives) and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.
The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.
In the West World ( America ), Muslim men are starting to demand Sharia Law so the wife cannot obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Sharia law.
By passing this on, enlightened American women may avoid becoming a slave under Sharia Law.
Ripping the West in Two.
Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Sharia law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.
She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.
Darwish was born in Cairo , spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when she was eight years old. Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel . He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza .
When he died, he was considered a "Shahid," a martyr for jihad. His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.
But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing. She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.
In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping Sharia law - what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.
For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose Sharia on the world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed. Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual. Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.
Peace and prosperity for one's children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.
While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Sharia teaches two systems of ethics - one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims. Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Sharia encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.
While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Sharia advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism.
It's hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed. Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.
While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.
In twenty years, there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the President by themselves! Rest assured they will do so... You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA . Dearborn Mich. is one... and there are others.
I think everyone in the U.S. should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept Muslims as peaceful.... some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam the peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion. While America is getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children, the Muslims are planning a great jihad on America .
This is your chance to make a difference...! Pass it on to your email list or at least those you think will listen.
Some of those I'm sending it to WILL NOT!
Put your head back under the covers so you can't see the boogieman!
Why does our president continue to protect and aid people who behave like this......this is not the AMERICAN WAY......
Because he's not an American!
Because he's not American,he's a muzzie and hates Freedom.
Because He IS one of THEM!! I hope the American people will open their eyes to this "IMPOSTER" in November! Please spread the word in every way you can and encourage all your friends to VOTE. Obama's gang will certainly get all their followers out to vote, they will even go to the cemeteries to get votes, many will cast more than one vote.
Nice reaction from a wild bunch of stone age savages who mutilate women for imagined transgressions of male supremacy,have no tolerance for anyone or anything who is not a follower of Islam, practices Sharia law and is totally INIMICAL and lethal to all Infidels. We have tried to help a people who are too inbred and too feudal in mentality and tribal custom whose actions against EACH OTHER predate the emergence of The Hegira from Mecca to Medina in 622 A.D. but, have made such tribal fallacies an integral part of the psuedo religion of peace, Islam and wish to DOMINATE the rest of the cultures and people on the planet, forcing acceptance of Islam or ending in death or enslavement for us all. After 9/11,the celebrations in the streets of the Islamic world should have been a warning to all who love freedom that, that which they so love is under attack constantly and we should pass a Constitutional amendment against Sharia Law and the practice of Islam in the United States as illegal and a CAPITAL crime as an act of TREASON; which it is. There is nothing of worth in Islam for a Western Civilization with values of freedom and tolerance, choice and the right to worship as one chooses; OR NOT! These ridiculous ROE's imposed by people never in a uniform and who are elitist by nature and position in our corrupted government, need to be removed AND held both responsible and accountable for their usurpation of authority they do not have legally, in our Constitutional Republic. They and their policies and programs, their attempted appeasement of those inimical to us, Their use of the EPA as a cudgel to overregulate and deny job creation to American Citizens, their failure to enforce existing laws and their effort to committ us to UN agenda 21 ; most recently, Hillary Clinton's committment to the UN Small Arms treaty, a clear abrogation of the United States Constitution's 2nd amendment RIGHT to bear arms, will most certainly lead to an eventual armed revolt against a group of elitist swine feeding at the government trough at our expense and at the cost of all of our constitutionally guraranteed Rights; most importantly, the overall RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHAT IS BEST FOR OURSELVES AND OUR FAMILIES: A FINE BRAND OF TOTALITARIANISM, AGAINST ALL FOR WHICH THIS NATION HAS EVER STOOD! Radical fundamental Islam is both rampant and being USED by Obama to divide and conquer this nation and turn it into a new world Caliphate. MAYBE SO, but sure as the devil not without a fight to the death which American citizens will eventually win; no matter what it takes or how long to accomplish. This is OUR Country. It will remain so in the end. And, when we have cleared ourselves of the contagion of Islam, may they all be buried with pigs, for all of etertnity. That is the final fate for them all when many have died to retain what is ours by birthright and the sacrifice of millions of Americans serving in uniform since our national inception.; a well earned and appropriate ending for a disease on the body politic of the world at large. May they suffer eternal pain and ignominy as it is all they are fit for.
The Second Amendment to The Constitution does not grant any right(s) whatsoever; it merely guarantees that "...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." This right, like all others, is bestowed upon men (man) "by their Creator" and cannot be taken, nor can it be traded, by any means available to man. Governments might attempt to regulate a population's access to or use of arms, but the right to keep and bear them is still retained by individuals. Simply having a "right" does not mean that one is free to exercise said right; it does mean, however, that anyone who attempts to take that right from an individual or from a population will have to, one day, answer to God for his arrogance.