July 8th, 2011
08:22 AM ET

U.S. '99% sure' top terrorist was killed last month

By Tim Lister and Elise Labott, CNN

U.S. officials are increasingly confident that one of the most-wanted terrorists in the world was killed early last month in a drone attack in Pakistan.

Most-wanted terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri has been declared dead before, only to resurface.

Ilyas Kashmiri was a senior figure in al Qaeda and operated his own terrorist group, Harakat-ul-Jihad-Islami (Movement for an Islamic Holy War).

One senior U.S. official said they were "99% sure" that the drone attack - on a remote location in the tribal territory of South Waziristan in Pakistan - had eliminated Kashmiri. But the official added that "the folks that make that determination aren't ready to say so definitively."

Another official said there was "strong reason to believe that he's dead" but would not elaborate.

One reason for caution is that the shadowy Kashmiri was once before declared dead, only to resurface and give an interview that threatened "Mumbai-style" attacks in the West.

Early in June, Kashmiri's group said he had been killed by a drone strike late at night while traveling in a convoy. Pakistani officials said nine people were killed in the attack but did not identify Kashmiri as one of them.

Kashmiri was a veteran jihadist who in his early years fought Indian forces in the disputed territory of Kashmir and fought the Russians in Afghanistan, where he lost an eye.

But he later fell out with his sponsors in the Pakistani military. At one point, he was arrested in connection with an attempt to assassinate Pakistan's then-president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, in 2003. After his release, Kashmiri moved his base of operations from Pakistani Kashmir to North Waziristan.

As commander of Brigade 313, part of Harakat-ul-Jihad-Islami, Kashmiri formed a close relationship with al Qaeda in the wild frontier territory of Pakistan.

David Coleman Headley, the U.S. citizen who confessed to helping scout targets for the Mumbai attack in November 2008, said after his arrest that he had twice met Kashmiri. During questioning by India's National Intelligence Agency, Headley said he'd been taken to Pakistan's tribal territories to meet Kashmiri early in 2009.

A copy of the interrogation obtained by CNN reveals that Kashmiri sent Headley on another trip to survey targets in India. One place he said he videotaped was a bakery in Pune that was popular with tourists and that was later targeted in a bomb attack.

He also said Kashmiri had encouraged him to attack the offices of the Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. According to the indictment of Headley, Kashmiri told him he could "provide manpower, weaponry and funding for the Denmark operations."

Last year, intelligence sources on both sides of the Atlantic said they suspected that Kashmiri was trying to get teams into Europe that would launch coordinated Mumbai-style attacks in several cities. In the attacks on hotels and other targets in Mumbai at the end of 2008, gunmen raided several buildings simultaneously, leaving 164 people dead.

One of the few outsiders to meet Kashmiri was Islamabad reporter, Syed Saleem Shahzad, who was murdered in May. He wrote that was taken to a secret location in North Waziristan in October 2009 to meet Kashmiri, who apparently wanted to use the occasion to refute claims that he'd been killed in a drone strike near the town of Mir Ali the previous month.

Shahzad describes meeting a tall, well-built man with a firm handshake. He asked him whether the world could expect more "Mumbai-style" attacks.

"That was nothing compared to what has already been planned for India in the future," Kashmiri replied.

In his book "Inside al Qaeda and the Taliban: Beyond bin Laden and 9/11" - published days after his death - Shahzad said Kashmiri was behind the Mumbai attack. He wrote that Kashmiri's plan was to provoke India to attack Pakistan, instantly ending any Pakistani operations against al Qaeda and other militant groups.

One man alleged to have sought out Kashmiri is Chicago taxi driver Raja Lahrasib Khan, who travelled to Pakistan in 2008 and 2009. He was arrested last year and charged with attempting to provide support to al Qaeda. Court documents say Khan met Kashmiri, who had told him that he "wanted to train operatives to conduct attacks in the United States."

Khan told an unidentified co-conspirator that Osama bin Laden gave orders to Kashmiri, and then Kashmiri transmitted the orders to the mujahedeen.

Khan pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

While bin Laden was al Qaeda's "spiritual" leader and Egyptian cleric Ayman al-Zawahiri its philosopher, Kashmiri was the organization's military brain. As one U.S. official put it, Kashmiri was "the key ingredient in the bad stew of senior terrorists who are planning operations in the region and beyond."

This time, U.S. officials are hoping that reports of his death are not much exaggerated.

– CNN's Pam Benson contributed to this report.

soundoff (256 Responses)
  1. Tisa Werra


    March 6, 2021 at 2:17 pm | Reply
  2. Grace,Peace & Truth PLEASE

    LISTEN UP!! America is not about jews, christians, muslem or hindu, not about any form of religion, It's about; a belief that people should be free to determine their own destiny. Liberty by rule of law. Laws that were drafted for the peace and dignity of every citizen in mind. We need laws to harness the wild asses of the human race to bring them to a frame of mind that can be tolerated. We are citizens of the world, we have need to be able to travel un-molested and for our children the same. We want this for everyone. Whether you do or not!!!

    July 22, 2011 at 11:32 am | Reply
  3. pla

    why arent we using drones on some of our "reps" who keep on screwing up this nation better than any terrorist could possibly do?

    July 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Reply
  4. MyPictureOfMohammad


    July 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Reply
  5. Quagmire

    I'm 99% sure I won't come in your mouth. Opps....That 1% always gets me!

    July 19, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Reply
    • Barry

      Thank you for lettting us all see what evil you are. Muslims have never made peace with other Muslims. IMurder and intimidation is your form of sport. What a lie you believe! You radicals all deserve only one end, and to make it simple for your simple minds, its death like your cult butchered those Pakistani police. A bullet to the head is more than you warrant.

      July 21, 2011 at 4:44 am | Reply
  6. white or black

    No, Islam is not the enemy, it is what everyone should become.
    If the would are whole Islamic, everyone is a muslin and no Western life style exist, there will be peace.
    Imagine, if every Chinese, every Tibetan convert to muslin, there will be no argue between them. If every Hindu convert to muslin, there will be peace between India and Pakistan. If China and India become muslin country, West and American will no longer significant and will be conquered in no time. May western culture disappear from the earth, and Islam life style the only way of life remain. Peace will only begin from that day.
    It is every muslin's duty to convert Chinese and Indians and Tibetans to muslin and that is the only way to remove the US and West from the planet earth for ever.

    July 18, 2011 at 7:21 am | Reply
    • wwsd

      The last time I checked Muslims were killing each other, blowing up mosques, degrading females if not actually torturing and killing them. Mohammend was a child rapist. PORK – THE OTHER WHITE MEAT

      July 18, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Reply
      • white or black

        Everything the prophet Mohammend did is holy – If he raped a child, it must be good for the child and it is God will. It is a different culture and you must respect what he did. If your culture do not accept this, it is a fault of your own culture and once your country use the muslin laws, it will be accepted. Prophet Mohammend set a model of how man should live, and everything he did is to be respected and copied to the best of your ability.

        July 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
    • CRH

      So the world would be at peace if everyone believed what you believe. Great solution brainiac.

      July 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Reply
    • Steve

      @ white or Black, No we do not want to convert to this junk religion of peace, we have seen islam in egypt, Libya, yemen and else where, it is something similar to the ghetto, the culture of the stupid islamic culture. Islam is in fight in more than one nation, there is no peace in Islam, Child rape is ok.!!!...well I do not belong to that up bringing, you need to read some book, and get an education. Stop going to the mosque and reading that koran, which is written by an A-hole ...be a human being, we have seen the progress the islamic world did in the last 1400 years, you need to keep that culture with you and your tribal family members, we do not accept these as a way of life. Pakistan is a terrorist country, and its is known to give a safe haven to terrorists for years now. US is doing the right thing using drone to get them off their jihadistic attitude. Islam, allah, koran and kabba are words and works of a Harram ...!!! Islam is a forbidden religion.

      July 21, 2011 at 9:49 am | Reply
      • white or black

        Prophet Mohammend married a child, but in your culture you give this a different name (rape). Your culture blame him for a crime he did not commit.

        July 24, 2011 at 1:45 am |
    • dc mortimer

      No way am I going back to the stone age .

      July 22, 2011 at 10:28 am | Reply
  7. Dr.BakroChod

    All faithfuls, stay focused on goat and good hygiene

    July 15, 2011 at 8:13 am | Reply
    • Malek Al Zitro

      Ilyas Kashmiri was a senior (Pawn) used by the United States Govt., To attract idiots who actually seek to cause harm in the Untied States. As you can see these individuals such as Ilyas Kashmiri are frequently contacted by individuals from all over the world whom like i said before seek to cause harm inside the United States..So what better way is there to be able to round up these would be Terrorist other than to FALSELY create an image and person behind it just to set theses idiots up when they seek to plot with " Ilyas Kashmiri"....THERE ARE NO TERRORIST FAR OR NEAR THAT WISH TO CAUSE COORDINATED TERROR ATTACKS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES PLAIN ENGLISH!!!!!!

      July 15, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Reply
      • Malek Al Zitro


        July 15, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
  8. Dr.BakroChod

    May Allah the merciful accept this Kashmiri bakro chod and give him heavenly pleasure of 72 goats

    July 15, 2011 at 7:40 am | Reply
  9. Kerry Bedford, TX

    Christians are not supposed to praise the lord when this happens.....blah, blah, blah......good work nonetheless. Isn't that what were are in fact there for?

    July 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Reply

    What Hitler did to the Jews we must do to the Dirty Filthy Muslims. Islam has contributed absolutely nothing to Civilization in 1,400 years except violence and bloodshed. The world can do without Muslims, Allah and the rest of you scumbags. If you read my posts I believe I make my feeling clear about Muslims and Islam. Most people I would think would seem to agree with me.

    July 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Reply
    • Goot

      What about Atheists and Hindus?

      July 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Reply
    • steve columbus

      You can add Christianity and Jews to that as well. All religions bring violence and bloodshed to the world. Everyone believing that their religion is right and everyone else is wrong. All religion is, a bunch of crap that is impossible too prove anyway (unless you die and come back from the grave, which apparently Christians believe is possible for some reason).

      July 14, 2011 at 10:08 am | Reply
  11. Dale

    It seems to me that the posts on this article get nuttier the longer it is open to posts. Apparently the sane people have better things to do than read and post an article that was barely news 3 days ago. Peace out folks.

    July 11, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Reply
  12. roger smith

    american forces & afghan & pakistani taliban R all murderers
    KICK all of them out of pakistan

    July 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Reply

    Pakistan is the Cesspool of the world and I would'nt give these Sand Niggas a drink of water if I stepped over them in the Sahara desert. Dropping a couple of Nukes on them would do the worls a whole lot of good!

    July 9, 2011 at 6:49 am | Reply
    • lala

      Go f*ck a pig u damn jew

      July 9, 2011 at 7:45 am | Reply
      • binladen

        calm down monkie

        July 9, 2011 at 8:10 am |

        I am not a Jew but I would rather be a Jew than a dirty effin PAKI !!!!!!!! Mohammed is a Pedophile and Allah is his Pimp! Muslims are dirty violent Scumbags which the world can do without. Please view my video and you may be enlighted and you may be able to convert before you burn in the fires of hell with your Satanic religion. Peace be to ANYONE but Allah and Muslims.

        July 9, 2011 at 11:41 am |

        Isalm is the Enemy of Civilization.

        July 9, 2011 at 11:46 am |

        The only pig is Mohsmed who raped thst 9 yesr old girl you dirty Jew Paki

        July 10, 2011 at 11:53 am |
    • gorgon bilyas

      filthy amerikans are nothing but trash and scum, i would like to urinate on all of their dirty pale fat skin

      white trash of the world...go lik urine in afghanistan and keep sending the dollars

      July 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Reply

        Queens English please or post in your backwards uneducated language,

        July 11, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  14. ram

    I once saw a movie made in the usa in which there was a monster living under the sands of a beach near the ocean. This monster came up once in a while and grabbed the american sun seekers. The scientist who was researching this creature found out that if this creature was killed by conventional
    means or explosives, every piece of the smitherines would be a new creature. He was patiently trying to find a way to solve the problem. Then came the macho yankee gun slinging strongman, who
    portrayed the great white hunter who eventually found where the creature was living and bombed it to thy kingdom come. All were rejoicing, V for victory..it was like the day of shock and awe in america. At the end of the movie they showed many other creatures coming home to roost.
    Think about it friends, you do not kill the problem by killing the figure=heads. As long as imperialist countries suppress, walk on and steal resources, there will be terrorism, because the people who are hurt in these countries are not the heads of govt (who are being paid by foreign governments for favors) but the people without legislative power to change things and the only weapon they have is "fight" for their rights and their soil, fight the wrongs to make things right.

    July 9, 2011 at 1:37 am | Reply

      Islam is Evil! We do not bow to your Monkey God! Allah allowed the Baby Rapist Mohmmed to tun freely! There is no Allah God Allah is Satan and you will perish in the fires of Hell if you follow this BS!

      July 9, 2011 at 1:55 am | Reply
      • Josh

        Islam is pretty awful, but it has more in common with Christianity than you realise. The hatred that you people spef (or that you see on Fox News) might as well have come from a Muslim. I can only hope that this culture of hate continues to die out along with the older Americans in the rural South.

        July 9, 2011 at 3:03 am |
    • paul

      Evil can exist and fester when good people let it do just that. In the darkest of places a single candle can vanquish the darkness. Yes islam is dark and a curse on the world but only as long as good people let it survive.

      July 9, 2011 at 7:49 am | Reply
    • Charles Stevens

      You are aware that movies are not real life, aren't you?

      July 12, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Reply
  15. Marine5484

    tomorrows post....Pakistan condemns the attack on the Pakistani leader....no....wait....I meant terrorist leader.

    July 9, 2011 at 12:02 am | Reply
    • binladen

      Pakistan condemns the attack on the Pakistani leader....no....wait....I meant terrorist leader.

      you mean typical muslim

      July 9, 2011 at 8:11 am | Reply
  16. JesusChristAllah(fart)

    Wooooow! The only thing that can end all this bs is if you get rid of ALL religion! Bcuz they're all the SAME! Imaginary people doing imaginary thing islam, christianity, judaism are ALL THE ENEMY! U dumbass's...seriously if yall could wake up and realize this then you probably wouldn't look like an idiot leaving comments on a cnn article about some 'terrorist' this shit is dumb already, get rid of the holy books and get a science book! Straight up! KNOWLEDGE IS KING...not some imaginary guy in the sky...

    July 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Reply
    • Walk_D_Plank

      Amen brother!

      July 9, 2011 at 3:46 am | Reply
    • Le Roi

      Thank You!!! Finally a rational individual. I still can't believe INTELLIGENT ADULTS believe in children's fairytales. Grow the fuck up! As a proud American, I am DISGUSTED by the vile spit out by "Islam is the EnemY'... Fucking filth dude... please keep in mind that just because you are old and about to die, doesn't mean anybody gives a damn what you think. Go hug your precious "holy book" and pray that your wonderful God (with Pagan holidays) will deliver you from all the scary evils of the world you stupid fucking Mick. Bible Beaters and ANY religious FANATIC crack me up thinking the whole world needs saving when they follow the words of MAN!!! If anybody is going to hell it is ASSHOLES like you and the jihadists trying to make a case for the creator of the universe to be as bigotted and hateful as you. I hope you choke on hellfire. Keep in mind that terrorists can go fuck themselves, but AMERICANS ARE TERRORISTS TOO!!! We finance them, we employ them... one man's terrorist is another mans freedom fighter.. once the wealthy start gaining control of your miserable life and exploiting your personal resources and oppressing your freddoms – are you going to rant about how thankful you are to be an American where our man made laws are what we call freedom? Piss Off you inbred piece of shit... seriously...you would be doing the world a favor the faster you decide to leave this place and go hang out with your God Geebus... stupid fucking sheep being led to the slaughter by the con of man

      July 12, 2011 at 9:46 am | Reply
  17. Silence

    It's interesting that we are killing terrorists but now that we are at the end of time, there is a rapid reverse mery-go-round and Americans may be worshipping him now as a one of their rock stars.

    July 8, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Reply



    July 8, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Reply
    • lala

      ummmmmmmmmmm those arnt just muslims THEIR TALKING FOREIGNERS WHICH COULD MEAN ISRAELI PEOPLE TOO dumb f*ck

      July 9, 2011 at 7:48 am | Reply
      • canada

        no , its mostly muslims

        July 9, 2011 at 8:13 am |

        There Muslims immigarnts in Germany you dumb cunt, Go bakc to you Help Desk Call Center job.

        July 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm |

    Here is your peaceful Ismam. Not the best religion if you have the hard luck to be a woman.


    July 8, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Reply
    • johnessj

      ha!ha muslim killing muslim, i never met a dead muslim i didnt like. oneday we will outlaw muslim from american soil.

      July 8, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Reply
    • heywood jablome

      You effin' Iranians are the sickest bunch of jack-offs in the universe. What the f–k is wrong with you? You all suck......stone my dick.

      July 12, 2011 at 10:51 am | Reply


    July 8, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Reply


    July 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Reply


    July 8, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  23. heywood jablome

    Some of you little jihadists ought to try writing a complete comprehensive sentence just for once!
    i kNow cuz i wttok tha evelyn wood-head Sped ridden cours an my com prehenseon wud improve won-hunderd par sent!
    So there.

    July 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Reply

    We must fight against Sharia Law. Barbaric and Brutal.


    July 8, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Reply
    • heywood jablome

      Great informative film....problem is Islam has already been shoved down our throats, and with a little luck I and my family will never ever have to meet one, see one, work with one etc.....because when the "have nots" out number the "haves" look out.....what you get is the have nots and a rebel movement called -Jihad– blamed on the West of course. Moslems are the most ignorant misinformed bunch of bas-turds in the universe......thank you.

      July 8, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Reply
    • Dr.BakroChod

      Sharia Now or Never. Sharia is an excuse to rule infidels.

      July 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Reply
    • Dr.BakroChod

      Don't you like Sharia ? Look out for zajeeya tax on all infidels. There is no rate. Word from the mouth of faifhul is zajeeya tax rate. Ask Paki about wet dream.

      July 8, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Reply
  25. Hunter

    They have no pictures, no body, no witnesses, no Dna But were soooo sure. Sounds familiar doesn't it?
    Just take our word for for. Politicians and Governments Never Never,Never,NeverNever Never,Never,Never lie.
    Do They?

    July 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Reply
  26. Dr.BakroChod

    May Allah the merciful accept this Kashmiri Bakro Chod and provide him 72 goats for his heavenly pleasure.

    July 8, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  27. Zee

    Zack Galifianakis is DEAD!

    July 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Reply
  28. 2bits

    You know–who really gives a hoot anymore. The real terrorists are the TSA agents who molest people with a license to do so.

    July 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Reply
    • Rob

      not just TSA....ALL cops that violate our civil rights, which is MOST cops

      July 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Reply
      • madoshi

        Correction. You're both morons.

        July 8, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
      • Rob

        actually, your comment would indicate that you are of limited intellect.....you'd know this if you weren't such a t-ard.....

        July 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
    • madoshi

      You're a moron. Grow up.

      July 8, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Reply
      • Rob

        THAT'S the best you could do and you hope to persuade anyone that YOU aren't a moron?

        July 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
    • Hunter

      Now Theres the Truth. Now Americans are waking up!

      July 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Reply
  29. nik green

    Cheney undoubtedly played a major part in planning the 9/11 attacks, or at the very least, putting measures into place that allowed the success of the attacks:

    (1) Cheney was in command of up to 20 drills and war games on the morning of 9/11 that rendered the nations defenses crippled. Virtually all combat/patrol fighter jets were directed north of the Canadian border, and out over the NE Atlantic that morning.

    (2) Cheney was instrumental in axing, in July 2001, the long-standing, near 100% successful NORAD-FAA scramble-intercept protocol for rogue airplanes, to a procedure that required the PERMISSION of the Sec. of Defense (Rumsfeld) to intercept and challenge rogue flights. As we all know, the new procedure didn't work that well… for America. (it worked wonders for the neoconservatives, and the defense contractors bottom lines).

    The original protocol was restored on September 12, 2001. (!!)

    These two well-dcoumented facts alone warrant a rigorous criminal investigation.

    But no, we are so addicted to the notion that only Muslims could have done something so terrible. The German people in 1943, when news of the Holocaust started leaking out, uniformly said, even if they disapproved of their country's war effort: "no, no, no, NO! thats a wild conspiracy theory...our government could never do something as awful as that".

    The truth came out. It always does. The truth will emerge as regards recent events.

    July 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Reply
    • lmac2o6o

      What a fegala

      July 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Reply
      • Rob

        surprise surprise....an idiot that can't think for themself is also a homophobe....figures

        July 8, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
    • the Outsider

      You forgot about Elvis's role in this as well...you can't cite all that and leave out Elvis!

      July 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Reply
    • j

      caution: tin foil hat zone ahead

      July 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Reply
      • Dale

        My thoughts exactly. Truthers are to Democrats as Birthers are to Republicans. Far right loons and far left loons have one thing in common. They are both loons.

        July 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
    • Bob

      If only more of us in the US would realize this and demand criminal investigation. There is so many facts out there, but as long as the terrorist, aka Boogy Men, are a threat we have to line up like sheep and do everything that is asked of us and if we say no or question it, we are deemed unpatriotic and not American. Wish people would wake up sooner then later.

      Through out time countries have run false flag operations to push their agenda. Look it up people, there are very well documented cases that are FACTS about this. Germany, the US, Israel, they have all done false flag operations.

      July 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Reply
    • USN Atheist

      Somebody's koo-koo for Co-Co puffs!!!

      July 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Reply
    • Shamrock6

      Although I totally believe what you are saying is true the average american is an idiot that is barely capable of comprehending the fact that the Earth is not the center of the universe let alone that their government is full of theives, liars and criminals. You can tell by all of the witty comments you've gotten regarding your post. The real truth will likely never come out.

      July 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Reply
    • USN Atheist

      And so with this philosophy the builder of the Twin Towers was also responsible for the success of the attacks because without him(them) the attacks would have never succeeded because the towers wouldn't have been there? C'mon sheeple...put just a hint of non-conspiracy thought into your life and you will feel much better.

      July 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Reply
      • Rob

        ignorance is bliss?

        July 8, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
      • VoipOfReason

        Before your so quick to dismiss something that you do not want to believe, do a little research, and start with "nanothermite".

        July 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
      • USN Atheist

        Nanothermite conspiracy.....*yawn*. You could make a more believable argument saying a cloaked Romulan D'deridex-class warbird tagged the towers with disrupters and torpedoes...ok maybe not more believable but at least the arguement would be equal to.

        July 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
  30. rt

    awwww...... he looks so cute and cuddly just like a stuffed teddy bear!!!!! I could just eat him up in a cup!!!

    July 8, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Reply
  31. sonnentagt

    another terrorist killed in pakistan?!?! That's such a shocker!!! At least this time he wasnt right next to a military base

    July 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Reply
  32. Makes Sense

    It seems to me that there probably are some good muslems in the world. My definition of good is one that is not a terrorist or murderer. There are so many millions of muslems, 'surely' some have to be good. However, the one's that are not good (e.g. terrorists) are just like cancer cells in the human body. They seek to destroy life and all that is is good and righteous. Just as we use radiation to kill cancer cells, we need to consider using the same for terrorists. These type people need to be killed just to protect humanity from being destroyed and going back to the 7th century.

    July 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Reply
    • Rob

      That entire comment could be posted with "christians" in the place of "muslims" and still be just as true.

      July 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Reply
      • John

        What are some real examples of Christians killing others for Christianity?

        July 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
      • John

        MMMMM! Can't find any recent examples of Christians killing for the sake of Christianity?

        July 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
      • Rob

        aside from 8 crusades, the spanish inquisition, the dark ages, and Bush's little war in Iraq? do you really need more evidence?

        July 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
      • Rob

        oh yeah, don't forget about the holocaust too....

        July 8, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
      • lmac2o6o


        July 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
      • Rob

        when you have no intelligence to fall back on, you resort to finding strangers and calling them names.....how pathetic...one day, you will grow up and look back with shame on your childhood you are having....

        July 8, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
      • jred

        Tim McVeigh claimed to be a Christian...

        July 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
    • David

      You hit the nail squarely on the head. 7th century minds with 21st century weapons is scary stuff.

      July 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Reply
    • david

      hey makes sense,

      you're what's wrong with the world. great job!

      July 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Reply
  33. Uwana M'Diq

    You mean they got Cheney? How about his #2 man Bush?

    July 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Reply
    • guest

      yawn...who cares?

      July 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Reply
      • Todd

        I care... and think he's justified for saying so.

        July 8, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
    • Rob

      Rove was the evil prick....Cheney is a moron....

      July 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Reply
    • nik green

      Wishful thinking. Cheney undoubtedly played a major part in planning the 9/11 attacks, or at the very least, putting measures into place that allowed the success of the attacks:
      Cheney was in command of up to 20 drills and war games on the morning of 9/11 that rendered the nations defenses crippled. Virtually all combat/patrol fighter jets were directed north of the Canadian border, and out over the NE Atlantic that morning.
      Cheney was instrumental in axing, in July 2001, the long-standing 100% successful NORAD-FAA scramble-intercept protocol for rogue airplanes, to a procedure that required the PERMISSION of the Sec. of Defense (Rumsfeld) to intercept and challenge rogue flights. The original protocol was restored on September 12, 2001.
      These two facts alone warrant a rigorous criminal investigation.

      But no, we are so addicted to the notion that only Muslims could have done something so terrible. The German people in 1943, when news of the Holocaust started leaking out, uniformly said, even if they disapproved of their country's war effort: "no, no, no, NO! thats a wild conspiracy theory...our government could never do something as awful as that".

      The truth came out. It always does. The truth will emerge asa regards recent events. Sometimes it takes awhile.

      July 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Reply
  34. lmac2060

    that sux sry to hear that.. hopefully one of my rounds got one of them s.o.b.

    July 8, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Reply
  35. lmac2060

    my squash plants are almost dead but my cucumbers and water mellons are kickin butt........anybody care?

    July 8, 2011 at 11:59 am | Reply
    • Todd

      I've been growing Geneovese Basil since early June and feel like I put to many seeds in each of the buckets. They have gotten so big that I'm thinkning my watering pot isn't doing the job it needs to do to keep them well watered. I feel like I have to water them every day or they will dry up. Next year I'll only toss 10 – 15 seeds a bucket instead of 100+. I figured the worse that would happen is some wouldn't grow but they all ended up growing. I'm going to harvest them this weekend. There is still a few months left of summer so hopefully I'll get some more.

      July 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Reply
    • Dale

      A more relevant comment than 9-11 conspiracy theories...

      July 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Reply

    Micah(Faggy name by the way) The comment I made earier especially applies to you:

    There are too many Leftist Faggy Liberals on this thread. Go vote for Obama again and legalize all the Illegal immigrants so they can suck up our social benefits. Your children will have a 50% tax rate by the year 2040.

    July 8, 2011 at 11:57 am | Reply
    • bluto

      go back into your cave, lower vibrating neanderthal... I hear your type shouldn't be outside on Dec. 21 2012

      July 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Reply
      • Todd

        Yeah it might be cold or even worse snowing on December 21st... Harrold Camping was wrong and more then likely will be by October 21st, 2011. The Mayan Calendar 'resetting' is going to happen but the Mayan's didn't perdict the world was going to end any time soon... infact the explorers that found the Mayan calendar might have miscalculated. This 2012 prophecy stuff is so lame... I remember people saying the "world was going to blow up in 2002" and that didn't happen or Y2K was going to be the end of everything (and computers & internet has only gotten better since). So please feel free to explain why December 21, 2012 (12-21-2012) is such a big deal... is it that stupid number 23 rule? That movie was lame get over it... we all get our day in the box.

        July 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
    • Rob

      t-ard....illegals cannot access benefits.....if they "borrow" someone's SSN to get a job, they end up paying into a system without being able to make use of that system. Perhaps you wouldn't be so stupid if you tried to get an education....BTW, watching and regurgitating false information from Fox is not an education...

      July 8, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Reply
    • madoshi

      The best part about this post is knowing that you'll die in a drunk-driving accident soon. That makes me warm inside.

      July 8, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Reply
      • jred

        How long have you been a piece of sh1t masquerading in a Madoshi suit?

        July 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
    • Tom Clark

      Narrow minded people like you are the enemy!

      July 9, 2011 at 12:12 am | Reply
  37. Coolius Unroolius

    Pakistan is a cesspool. The EU, North America, and other regions should carefully examine any Pakistanis that have been given permanent residence or citizenship. Guaranteed a bunch of them will come up dirty.

    July 8, 2011 at 11:56 am | Reply
    • Rob

      the ignorance and bigotry in your comment indicate YOU would come up dirty....

      July 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Reply
    • Doug

      You, sir, are a racist. And the sad part is that you have no idea how deep your racism is.

      July 8, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Reply
  38. lmac2060

    this is better than coffee

    July 8, 2011 at 11:55 am | Reply
  39. JOHNNY 5

    What about Osama? are they 99% sure that he was killed? The most recent claim was the 9th time he was procalimed dead. We all know he's been dead for years.

    July 8, 2011 at 11:54 am | Reply
    • nik green

      Bin Laden was a massive US investment in terrorizing the public into supporting the so-called "war on terror". They kept his image alive for years after he died with pre-recorded audio and video, dribbled out every so often to the slack-jawed, shocked-and-awed public.

      July 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Reply
  40. Marco

    Ilyas Kashmiri likes little boys. His mother was the #2 prostitute in all of Yemen. His father was once caught having sex with a camel.

    July 8, 2011 at 11:53 am | Reply
  41. Fupped duck

    I didn't know Cheech & Chong were making a new movie! The name of the move is "Up in Smoke by a Drone". Have fun with that bag o weed & your 72 HIV positive old hags liverlips.

    July 8, 2011 at 11:52 am | Reply
  42. lmac2060

    i have been blown up and shot at by muslims also been shot at by fellow americans(our rediculous gangster such a laugh) i believe the people of our world is generally cofused about who the enemy is. seriously ive met good islams and horrible americans and visa versa. why dont wipe out our thugs b4 worrying about ole habib wtf

    July 8, 2011 at 11:51 am | Reply
  43. nik green

    1. The chances of being killed in a terrorist attack in the US is 100 times less likely than being struck by lightning.
    2. According to Interpol, less than 2% of all recorded terrorist incidents worldwide are by Muslims...i.e 1 in every 50. One quarter the world's entire population are Muslim. Get the picture?
    3. Violations of the laws of physics are called "miracles". The officially endorsed conspiracy theory of 9/11 relies on many simultaneous miracles, which people prefer to believe, because it conforms with their comfort zone.

    July 8, 2011 at 11:49 am | Reply
    • ttruth2

      Your really sick in the head.....talk to any martians lately

      July 8, 2011 at 11:55 am | Reply
    • what?

      Nik, 3 family members of mine were killed by Muslim extremists. What exactly is your point? Or, are you just hear to spout ignorant garbage? Also, less than 0.5 % of the world population has AIDS...I guess that is not a problem according to your logic. Go back to your hole, now.

      July 8, 2011 at 11:58 am | Reply
      • nik green

        Do the math. 98% of terrorist incidents are by non-Muslim people. The media has indoctrinated us into believing that "all terrorists are Muslims, and all Muslims are terrorists".

        btw, I had two friends killed in the UK by Irish terrorists, belonging to an organization (IRA) funded in part by NORAID's Rep. Peter King (R) NY. Hypocrisy and lies knows no bounds in the power-tripping neocon-land of Washington DC and the Goebbels wannabes running the US corporate media.

        July 8, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
    • Joseph

      Completely false 97% of terrorist attacks occur in Muslim countries and the ones that do occur elsewhere are done usually by Muslims.

      July 8, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Reply
    • Rob

      what kind of ignorant f'ks argue against FACTS? I don't care that you hate muslims or why. The FACTS remain that your hate is misplaced.

      July 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Reply
    • jred

      What's the source of your info?? 'cuz it sounds like bs, it looks like bs, it smells like bs... it's...

      July 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Reply
    • TOKA

      What is ur source? I had hard laugh because i only see 'bull' and 'sh!t' in your comment. And by the way, the reason why "1. The chances of being killed in a terrorist attack in the US is 100 times less likely than being struck by lightning" is becaue the Americia govt is speading U$53.1 billion in national intelligence program a year to protect the citizens.

      July 11, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Reply
  44. jihad my crank

    Several questions surface here, on account of this radical douche-bag's pending death:
    1....will Mecca ever have a pork-chop bar, strip club, beer tent, and hard-rock cafe to serve the annual pilgrims?
    2....will Americans ever remove those obnoxious "Obama" bumper stickers?
    3....will residents of Arizona and Texas ever learn to speak English?
    Tune in later to discover the answers to these ridiculous yet perplexing questions.

    July 8, 2011 at 11:48 am | Reply
    • youcantbethatdumb

      The only questions I have after reading your statement are: 1. When are you coming out of the closet? 2. Are you (hopefully) dieing of some mysterious ailment? 3. Do you know the other Republicans hate you? 4. How can you see the screen with your head shoved up your bum?

      July 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Reply
      • jihad my crank

        I learned how to shove my head up my bum from you!

        July 8, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  45. Stinky

    Surely, the bankers are going to turn off the credit card to the US govt soon....

    July 8, 2011 at 11:47 am | Reply
  46. binladen

    U.S. '99% sure' top terrorist was killed last month

    what cnn means is top muslim killed, terrorist is just another word for muslim

    July 8, 2011 at 11:46 am | Reply
    • what?

      How you figure? Here comes some liberal apologist garbage....let's hear it.

      July 8, 2011 at 11:52 am | Reply
    • kill_em_all

      Good- keep killing them. Call them whatever you want but there's no doubt that if they are all dead the world will be a much better place!

      July 8, 2011 at 11:54 am | Reply
      • Dan

        The world would be a better place if your parents had been sterile.

        July 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
      • kill_em_all

        go back to canada you ignorant fick stuck

        July 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
      • VoipOfReason

        Okay, Hitler.

        July 8, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
      • kill_em_all

        We could use a guy like that around again rather than this spineless excuse for a president wasting space in the oval office. Socialist bastard.

        July 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
    • jred

      I've got two words that debunk your pipedream, Skippy:
      Farrakhan lives.

      July 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Reply

    Homework Assignment: Google Violence in Islam then come back to this thread to debate me. Sharia Law is from the Stone Age.

    July 8, 2011 at 11:44 am | Reply
    • Carl

      Just substitute Christianity for Islam and you'll get equally interesting results.

      July 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Reply

    Sea, So are most devout Muslims

    July 8, 2011 at 11:42 am | Reply
    • Rob

      sea? figures you'd be a complete t-ard.....

      July 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Reply
  49. lmac2060

    legalize marijuana!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 8, 2011 at 11:41 am | Reply

    There are too many Leftist Faggy Liberals on this thread. Go vote for Obama again and legalize all the Illegal immigrants so they can suck up our social benefits. Your children will have a 50% tax rate by the year 2040.

    July 8, 2011 at 11:39 am | Reply
    • Rob

      When you grow up and get to 10th grade, you'll take a civics class that will explain how stupid and ignorant of reality you really are...

      July 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Reply

        Rob is a Fag.

        July 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  51. lmac2060

    yall are funny

    July 8, 2011 at 11:37 am | Reply
  52. Josh

    "He wrote that was taken to a secret location in North Waziristan in October 2009 to meet Kashmiri." I never was stellar with the English language, that said, I do believe they should have an editor review articles before they go live.

    July 8, 2011 at 11:28 am | Reply
  53. jack

    omg I didn't know Zach Galifianakis was a terrorist. Now we'll never see Hangover 3 🙁 🙁 🙁

    July 8, 2011 at 11:27 am | Reply
    • Josh

      I hear the premise was as different as HO1 was to HO2. Oh wait, they were the same movie in a different locations.

      July 8, 2011 at 11:30 am | Reply
  54. Micah

    What happened to America: The Tolerant and Secular Nation? Reading these comments sickens me

    July 8, 2011 at 11:19 am | Reply
    • Rabidmob

      Apparently you're not well versed in American history.

      July 8, 2011 at 11:42 am | Reply
  55. oyvey

    This is a distraction piece while you country being raped by bankers.

    July 8, 2011 at 11:17 am | Reply
    • stobb

      not JUST a distraction, but a lie . the whole terrorscam back to 911 and the police state growing up around it is based on a lie.

      July 8, 2011 at 11:25 am | Reply
      • Sea

        You people are unreal. Absolute lunatics.

        July 8, 2011 at 11:35 am |
    • Todd

      Looking forward to getting e-mails saying that the "Bank of South Sudan wishes to use my checking account to deposit the sum of $33,000,000 (STERLIN or EURO) and that 33% will be left for the trouble" or that the "South Sudan banker has a last will and testament that labels me as the 'a rightful aire to an estate, being the child of ____ whom died in a plane crash.'

      July 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Reply

    Muhammed raped a 9 year old Girl and call her his wife. What kind of religion allows middle aged Pedophiles to marry pubecent young girls. Isalm is not a religion but a sick and disgusting cult.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:57 am | Reply
    • oyvey

      Islam was started by the catholic church. Old times women were property of the husband. Was common to trade for a wife or arranged marriages in most places. Now your are owned by the government. regardless you will be owned by someone.

      July 8, 2011 at 11:14 am | Reply
      • Sea

        Just because that's how it was in the "old times" doesn't mean it's ok to continue practicing it today. Traditions change as time does.

        July 8, 2011 at 11:37 am |
      • jred

        Go get your helmet and your crayons and leave the computer to the rest of us.

        July 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
    • Mike

      People who has hate but nothing in their heart will like to proke others so that they can cause chaos. So one Billion people are stupid but you been blessed with the acumen that you can see the enemy. If you have guts, rent a Movie call "Agora" tonight and see what Christianity was in Dark ages and you know how long this Dark age Lasted ? Islam is not even a fraction of that time frame. My friend hate will not lead us anywhere, all religion has some weak points and confrontation is not the answer, we are not in 21ist century and at least we can sober up and let people preach whatever they can as long as they abide by principle of humanity, isn't that a right peaceful approach ? God bless your heart so you can see all roads lead to one Lord who has created this universe and we are nothing just a small illusion.

      July 8, 2011 at 11:17 am | Reply
    • Just Saying

      to ISLAM IS THE ENEMY - Islam is not the only religion which pedophiles use to justify raping young girls. Fundamentalist/polygamous Mormons do the same thing. Supposedly Christian kings and lords in Europe claimed, as God's annoited earthly leaders, to have "droit du seigneur" which allowed them to have any woman they wanted, includiing first dibs on new brides before they were turned over to their husbands. ALL religions have been used to justify the unjustifiable. And supposed Christians have killed more in the name of God than any other religion.

      July 8, 2011 at 11:22 am | Reply
      • Butchie67

        Clearly, “droit du seigneur” is a myth and there is no proof in history that it ever existed. Does this fact invalidate your thought process? I think yes, except the part about “more people have been killed, maimed, injured, displaced, etc. in the name of the Christian god then for any other single reason”.

        July 8, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
      • Z

        Not True Just Saying... More people have been killed for $$$ than anything else... Religion is a close second tho!

        July 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
    • DoomsdayKitten

      Jesus's right hand lady was a hooker. Jesus also consorted with Satan. I can also distort theological passages. It doesn't make me cool.

      July 8, 2011 at 11:25 am | Reply
      • David

        Never does it say she was a hooker you idiot, get your story straight.

        July 8, 2011 at 11:45 am |
    • Rob

      and the various christian religions just shuffle their pedophiles from church to church when they caught....

      July 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Reply
      • Rob

        at least it was a girl for Mohammed.....christians like their little boys

        July 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
      • jred

        Rob thinks it's okay to rape little girls- at least it's not GAY... pathetic

        July 8, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
      • matt

        Catholics, not christians.... catholic and christian not quite the same

        July 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
    • jred

      What does this have to do with the article??? You're just swirling 'round and 'round... and away you go down the sewer.

      July 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  57. Adam

    The US is 99% sure they killed this top terrorist although there is only a 25% chance of that.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:49 am | Reply

    Time to go to war with these Islamic Pigs once and for all!

    July 8, 2011 at 10:47 am | Reply
    • Patrick

      Replace the word "Islamic" with "Christian" in your post and you would sound exactly like one of them. How does it feel to to know your views are no different than an Islamic terrorist. Imagine what you would be doing if you were dirt poor and and an Islamic country had troops all over North America. Do you think you might want to do something radical? Religion and poverty are the real enemy you moron.

      July 8, 2011 at 11:07 am | Reply
      • Josh

        Well said Patrick.

        July 8, 2011 at 11:31 am |
      • ManchesterUnited

        Yes Patrick, well said chap. Well said.

        July 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
      • lmac2o6o

        You should take one of my squashes, prime your bhole and stuff a mellon fegala

        July 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
      • Seraphim0

        Very Nicely put, Patrick... Unfortunately, people like this guy are so far gone in their own dreamland that they never listen to reason. Only hear what they want to hear and drown out any opinion that does not enforce their own, twisted and distorted, world view.

        July 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm |

        Look at the Dirty Paki Muslim filth that has infested the UK!

        July 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
    • Yun

      You just got hosed!

      July 8, 2011 at 11:36 am | Reply
    • Ah C'mon already

      Islam – get back to the drive through window and get me some fries. Then go home and do your homework. The library is closed little boy.

      July 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Reply
  59. jk

    Was he killed in an Illegal Nuclear Facility?

    July 8, 2011 at 10:47 am | Reply
  60. victor

    Hmmmm...American involved in the Mumbai attacks? Should India do the same to America as America would do to other countries if it was reversed? Sounds like the US has terrorists that live here and another country should stick their nose and military in US and start military action...sounds familiar everyone?

    July 8, 2011 at 10:41 am | Reply
    • nollid

      India is welcome to try if it thinks it is in its best interests. Frankly, if India and Pakiston could police their own people, we wouldn't have half of our current problems with terrorists.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:53 am | Reply
  61. JOE

    Moammar Ghadaffi is next. That is, when John Boehner and the GOP tell the CIA and the Obama administration where they're hiding him. Yea, the GOP did a lousy job trying to hide OBL so now they are trying to do a better job by hiding Moammar Ghadaffi in the out skirts of Libya. But little do they know that that Obama guy is one smart president and sooner or later he's goanna get Ghadaffi. Sorry John Boehner but I hope you weep, sucker.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:40 am | Reply
    • Brian

      joe you truly are an ass hole, and you are the reason that this country has so many problems

      July 8, 2011 at 11:19 am | Reply
  62. senorbubba

    Too many misspellings to follow idiots' ramblings

    July 8, 2011 at 10:35 am | Reply
    • gn

      You left out teh period in your comment.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:44 am | Reply
      • Simes

        It's not a complete sentence, so it does not need a period. You spelled the wrong.

        July 8, 2011 at 10:52 am |
  63. Jeff

    Nice to see all the USA bashers on here. Why don't you all go join the jihad? Then the rest of us can read about it when you're killed in a drone attack and be happy.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:31 am | Reply
    • Rob

      sorry, but there is nothing good about blind nationalism especially when you nation is wrong....

      July 8, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Reply
      • jred

        Do you mean the Nation of Islam?

        July 8, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  64. steeve-o

    You still haven't convinced me that man in the photo is not Edward James Olmos.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:29 am | Reply
  65. frank tha tank

    islam is Earth's cancer

    July 8, 2011 at 10:20 am | Reply
    • truefax

      No frank, it's not islam that's messing up the earth. If anything humans in general that are a cancer to the planet. Islam may piss you off but it doesn't affect the earth as much as say BP, or Fukoshima, or even industrialied farming.

      Where ever humans go they thrive, increase in number, and consume, just like cancer. It has nothing to do with religion, it's our human nature.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:41 am | Reply
    • victor

      Frank ur a douche bag....typical american attitude...and u wonder why the world often dislikes americans...ignorant fool.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:49 am | Reply
    • kill_em_all

      I agree with you 100% Frank. Now if we can just find that cure to cancer the world will be a much better place!! Then we'll just need to find a way to get rid of all these socialist morons that are mortgaging their kids futures because they are such idiots when it comes to economics!

      July 8, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Reply
      • Le Roi

        hahahaha another right wing tea bagger under the delusion that they have any true understanding of economics! LOL Are you gonna lecture us all on the teachings of an imaginary God while you are at it? Let us know when you are done popping off at the mouth over topics you know nothing about

        July 12, 2011 at 10:21 am |
    • VoipOfReason

      Frank, close but no cigar. Religon is the cancer of the world. The cure is logic. Its time we all started using some.

      July 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Reply
  66. DaveNYUSA

    U.S. '99% sure' top terrorist was killed last month.
    What a coincidence; the same amount of people who prefer their Presidents to be AMERICAN.
    (Roll up the pants, here come the liberal whiners!)

    July 8, 2011 at 10:20 am | Reply
    • dk

      Tea-bagger....who's the whiner!!!!!!!!!!

      July 8, 2011 at 10:34 am | Reply
    • the

      Hawaiians and Alaskans are Americans too

      July 8, 2011 at 10:42 am | Reply
    • jacques

      Dave Still on that same old tired crap are you? Might be time to search for a new complaint! It certainly appears that you are the one who is whining.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:43 am | Reply

      Thats 99% sure not 99% of the people

      July 8, 2011 at 10:55 am | Reply
    • Tonyc

      Damn man,give it a rest,you conservative right-wing idiots,need to get a life.I'm an independant,that,YES,voted for Obama,but this tired old debate about the president not being a citizen,makes republicans looks so stupid!!!

      July 8, 2011 at 11:01 am | Reply
      • Rob

        well, it's not JUST that making republicans look stupid....

        July 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
    • clearfog

      Donald Trump, that you?

      July 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Reply
    • USN Atheist

      Your President is an American. Didn't you get the memo...the begged for long-form memo?

      July 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  67. Nabeel

    The word terrorisist was first used for americans. christians have more history about holy wars and killing etc than ISLAM

    July 8, 2011 at 10:20 am | Reply
  68. Nabeel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S_A9ERJWN0&feature=related check this video, christian accept islam after he hear this

    July 8, 2011 at 10:18 am | Reply
  69. Nabeel

    Please look at this youtube video of dr zakir naik about JIHAD : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klFib4nid7g

    July 8, 2011 at 10:13 am | Reply
  70. Adam

    Edward James Olmos?

    July 8, 2011 at 10:12 am | Reply
  71. Nabeel

    Jihad means strive and struggle, This word is more used in Hindi scriptrues, bibel , etc than in Islam. The lack of knowledge of all people is disappointing to me sometimes. Learn more about all the different scriptures. there is one best source of knowledge if you have confussion . DR zakir Naik. I would request and invite all the different people in the world that come to common terms and read / study / DR zakir naik who is medical doctor and now a muslim scholar who has learned all different religious scriptures . please visit Dr zakir naik on youtube or watch peace tv 🙂

    July 8, 2011 at 10:11 am | Reply
    • bsitz

      Why would I want to study something man made and believe its divine? Every religion is a cult, catholics killed in the name of their God as do muslims. We need to stop studying religious texts and start studying science books so we can advance our species instead of holding it back.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:23 am | Reply
      • 99indinf

        Here come the atheist they know all to end all. Who created science?

        July 8, 2011 at 10:30 am |
      • Dale

        Um, mankind created science. Who created God?

        July 8, 2011 at 10:36 am |
      • NAte

        Religion is for the weak minded, those who need an emotional crutch and an easy way to justify the unjustifiable.

        Who cares if I blew up a bus full of children or continuously spew hate at my neighbor, I do it for God!!

        July 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
  72. Kyle

    So what!? Another one will just step up and take his place. Useless wars, Useless government, bring our troops home now, close foreign military bases, reinvest in America, reinforce our own borders.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:08 am | Reply
    • truth seeker

      US Govt has a history of lying.
      Should anyone believe them of all these people to be terrorists??? Guess we should strat investigating ourselves rather than believing these liers

      July 8, 2011 at 10:21 am | Reply
    • Tonyc

      AMEN....couldn't have said it better!!

      July 8, 2011 at 11:04 am | Reply
    • NAte

      Agreed. We are more concerned with protecting Afghanistan's border than our own. The money we waste in pointless wars could be used to educate our children, advance our technology and infrastructure and improve instead of decline the opinion of us around the world. Stop being the world police.

      July 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Reply
  73. Nabeel

    If the true religion of Islam is a terrorist religion than why is it the fastest growing religion through out the world . You can blame muslims who do not follow Islam in right way but you cannot blame Islam because Islam means peace !

    July 8, 2011 at 10:08 am | Reply
    • scranton

      Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world in the uneducated populaces. Easy to indoctrinate those who cannot think for themselves.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:14 am | Reply
      • bsitz

        Scranton that goes for ALL religions....

        July 8, 2011 at 10:25 am |
    • ohno

      Because they have more kids than mexican catholics. Not to mention the indoctrination (brainwashing) that starts from day one of a kids life. They have no choice but to believe.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:45 am | Reply
    • TOKA

      It is because you MUST be a f!@#king muslim once u are born in islamic countries. it is illegal not to be.

      July 11, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Reply
  74. Nabeel

    Number 1 terrorist is USA and the MEDIA who has labelled Islam with terrorists .

    July 8, 2011 at 10:06 am | Reply
    • Will

      Muslims themselves labeled Islam with terrorists while they blow up women and children, blow up trains, blow up pizza parlors, blow up houses of worship, fly planes into buildings, etc with women and children inside them. Meanwhile, the so-called "moderates" stand by and say nothing, or actively celebrate these monsters as heroes.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:09 am | Reply
      • Dan

        No different than the so called Christians who battled each other in Northern Ireland.

        July 8, 2011 at 10:19 am |
    • Me

      It's because Islam is such a caring religion. Everyone that follows Islam or Christianity is insane. Time to leave the cave.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:13 am | Reply
      • truefax

        That's a short list bro... You hating on the hindus? Buddists and anamists not good enough for you? Pagans piss you off? Or is it that just the two largest common denominators in the nut house are the only thing that float your boat. Troll better young one.

        July 8, 2011 at 10:32 am |
    • scranton

      Can think of only one group whose deliberately blow up hospitals, schools, hospitals, and mosques. Buddy it is Islamic terrorist plain and simple. Muslims kill more Muslims than anyone else.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:16 am | Reply
      • TheSeeingEyeListeningEar

        thats interesting, now imagine the catholic crusades in the past? its the same scale of carnage, just a different generation and more weapons to "get to the point". Its hardly about whose doing what, but the idea that it shouldnt be done at all. People ARE NOT supposed to be killing eachother, its barbaric. if we're supposed behave strictly like animals, as opposed to both mammal and animal, we would have been just that.

        July 8, 2011 at 11:55 am |
      • Rob

        christianity is the cause of more human death and suffering than ALL other religions that ever existed combined

        July 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
    • lolpeaceful

      Oh, so its American's and reporters strapping bombs to themselves and blowing up women and children in their own primarily islamic country? Give me a break you freak.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:20 am | Reply
      • Rob

        no, it's americans that have spent the last decade killing civilians in the middle east. It's was americans at Abu Ghraib. It's is americans at Gitmo.

        July 8, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
    • mike v

      Hey Nabeel, if you don't like the USA, get the hell out and go to your home country. I respect your religous beliefs, but don't live in our country and diss it. Its like if I live in mexico but thought they were terrorist.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:20 am | Reply
      • Rob

        the most unamerican and most unpatriotic act is to tell someone else to leave because you disagree with them.....what's worse, it that YOU are wrong in every way....

        July 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
    • ksmith

      Uhh gee I guess that means ya better go blow up yourself and a bunch of other stuff!

      July 8, 2011 at 10:21 am | Reply
    • NAte

      Please do the U.S. a favor and either leave the country or never come here.

      July 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Reply
  75. Frank M

    I love how our American media always says that Jihad means "Holy War". It doesn't, it means "struggle". See what kind of spin can be achieved by a small conotation? Wake up america, we need to stop imposing our rules and laws on soverign nations. How would we feel? We have enough of our own problems. Ron Paul 2012

    July 8, 2011 at 10:05 am | Reply
    • thomas

      That's funny Frank.. I was at a program honoring 9/11 victims and there were 3 different Muslim speakers. Each one of them had a story about what Jihad means to them. It's open to interpretation by the individual. Some take it to the extreme. Some use it in a positive manner. Personally, I think it's just people trying to make excuses for their actions in the name of religion. Mankind has done this for centuries and under many different religions.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:16 am | Reply
      • canada

        islam is not a religion , its a death cult ,

        July 9, 2011 at 8:17 am |
  76. citizenUSA

    Too much information. All we need to know is that he's dead. No need to print a bio.

    July 8, 2011 at 9:59 am | Reply
    • ksmith

      Agreed!! No need to glorify these people!

      July 8, 2011 at 10:23 am | Reply
    • Jim

      Context is important. There's a difference between a general or a foot soldier killed. Such as in chess, kings are more important than pawns...

      July 8, 2011 at 11:09 am | Reply
  77. Ct

    I'm surprised Obama didn't demand a stay of execution...oh wait, that's only to mexican voters.

    July 8, 2011 at 9:59 am | Reply
    • roberto=

      Oh Really funny, idiot. take your ignorance back to hickville

      July 8, 2011 at 10:09 am | Reply
    • Dale

      The "Obama is a terrorist Muslim sympathizer" schtick is getting a little worn, especially after all the drone attacks and death of Osama Bin Laden. Try the "Obama hasn't cleaned up the Bush recession yet" or the "Obama hasn't cleaned up the Bush wars yet" schticks.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:39 am | Reply
  78. Mary

    Hearing about dead Islamists always cheers me up.

    I can't wait for the day when Islamism is eradicated.

    July 8, 2011 at 9:59 am | Reply
    • amanapotion


      July 8, 2011 at 10:08 am | Reply
    • NAte

      Good luck with that

      July 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Reply
    • proud islamist

      your name is Mary? well perhaps you should be enlightened by the fact that Jesus will rise again and reign for 40 years..do you know why? to tell you ignorant christians that he is not the son of god..he is not god..and by the way, wasnt it the jews who crucify jesus? so why do you love jews so much if they killed your god? and wasnt it the savage christian pigs who committed the HOLLOWcaust? you dont deserve the name mary..mary defines purity but you epitomise pure EVIL....

      July 14, 2011 at 9:53 am | Reply
      • chi

        The current Chinese saying is the muslin do not eat pig because pig is the grandfather of their prophet.

        July 18, 2011 at 7:56 am |
  79. g

    yea but they also claim the depression was over 3 years ago...

    July 8, 2011 at 9:54 am | Reply
  80. a


    July 8, 2011 at 9:54 am | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.