U.S. President Barack Obama released a statement Friday condemning the executions of seven foreign U.N. employees in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Obama said in a statement that no religion tolerates "the slaughter and beheading of innocent people."

A total of 11 people were killed Friday in uprisings sparked by the news that Pastor Terry Jones burned 2 Qurans during a stunt at his church in Florida on Mar. 20.

Mr. Obama, who was raised a Muslim, saved his harshest words for the burning of the Quran, which he called "an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry."

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the murders, including the beheadings of two U.N. employees. The day of violence left 78 people injured and the death toll is expected to rise as rioting continued Saturday in Afghanistan.

Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who finally made good on his past threats to burn the Quran, said:

"We must hold these countries and people accountable for what they have done as well as for any excuses they may use to promote their terrorist activities. The time has come to hold Islam accountable.

"Our United States government and our President must take a close, realistic look at the radical element Islam. Islam is not a religion of peace."

Mr Jones, a former furniture salesman, was quick to respond to accusations that blood was on his hands.

“We do not feel responsible, no," Jones told “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir.

"They must alter the laws that govern their countries to allow for individual freedoms and rights, such as the right to worship, free speech, and to move freely without fear of being attacked or killed," he said.

He added: "We demand action from the United Nations. Muslim dominated countries can no longer be allowed to spread their hate against Christians and minorities."

When told by the FBI that there was a $2.2 million fatwa (hit) out on him, Jones said, "I don’t right now feel personally afraid. But we are armed."

Mr. Jones' next stunt is to put the Islamic high prophet Muhummad on trial for "crimes against humanity."

  • Daisy

    I guess I need to go back and re read President Obama's books cause I don't recall him saying he was raised a Muslim :rolleyes:

    Good Sun Morning to all. God Bless :pray:

  • http://twitter.com/jaysreallife Jay Bee

    We are living in the last days, many wars, nation will rise against nation, earth quakes in several places and the earth will open her mouth! Are u Ready #repentNow

  • RoderickXYZ

    Daisy, why you do bother because you know that Sandra will find a way to blame Obama for everything.

    I think Sandra wants Michelle's big butt.

    I also believe that Jay Bee is Redeemed.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ Daisy: As a boy, Obama went to a Muslim school in Indonesia where he studied the Quran and Islam. He often quotes passages from the Quran. He knows the Islamic call to prayer by heart. To me that indicates he was raised a Muslim.

  • I Run New York

    This is so sad, "Burn a Qur'an Day". Why are people so hateful? Hate begets hate. This man's conduct has resulted in the death of innocent people.

  • http://vimeo.com/17630990 LaTechGrad02

    Sandra, now plenty of non-Catholics go to Catholic school here in the US but that doesn't make them Catholics. The POTUS isn't a Muslim. Terry Jones knew that his actions would provoke attacks overseas and he got exactly what he wanted. Innocent people are dying because of his stupidity and intolerance. Islam is a peaceful religion, the people attacking UN workers are most likely radical extremists. Pastor Terry Jones seems to be the only terrorist at work here.

  • http://chubs-chubs.blogspot.com stunnaz

    Why do you seem to dislike the Muslim/Islam religion so much? I don't get it?

  • esquire

    @ Sandra

    He knows the Islamic prayer by heart, so what? Many non-Catholics who go to Catholic schools know Catholic prayers by heart. Does that make them Catholic? While he may quote from the Quran every now and then, but he mostly quotes from the Bible.

    It's really sad how much you come after Obama. I'm trying to figure out what he did to you. My guess is nothing. But for some reason you insist on making up things and blaming him for everything. It was funny at first, but now it's just sad. It would be different if you were able to give objective criticism about the President, but you can't. I don't think I've seen you post one complimentary item about President Obama. Why is that? If I'm wrong, please let me know, but I've been reading this blog for a while and I don't think I've seen anything positive about him.

  • datsmdubya2u

    Sandra you know those white folk in Hawaii didn't raise him muslim. he lived in Indonesia from age 6-10 i wonder how much he really does remember. Probably not that much.

  • http://twitter.com/jaysreallife Jay Bee

    Hey All of this has to come to past before the savior comes!

    This story is bigger than Sandra hating Obama wake up!

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Jay Bee says:

    This story is bigger than Sandra hating Obama wake up!
    ________________

    Thanks Jay Bee. I wish I had more readers like you. :yes:

  • GoldenGurl

    stunnaz says:

    Why do you seem to dislike the Muslim/Islam religion so much? I don’t get it?
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    Its seems like everybody hatin on Muslums nowadays...why?? There is a reason for that shyt...y'all just gotta look with the 3rd eye!

  • datsmdubya2u

    If he was raised a muslim (i know he wasn't) what do we care? The U.S. does not do religious tests for public officials.

    the KKK is a Christian organization. Should all Christians be suspect because of that fact?

  • datsmdubya2u

    ^^^^^ I should have said an organization started by Christians

  • I Run New York

    Very good point datsmdubya2u. Timonthy McVeigh was part of a militant christian group. When he slaughtered all those people no one said we had a christian problem. The way some people are treating Muslims is appalling.

  • LuvMySailor

    I am a devout lover and follower of Jesus the Christ. However, what this pastor has done is sickening. He is not a Christian. What he did is extreme Patriotism. He does not care about Muslims converting to Jesus; he just wants publicity like the people at Westboro Baptist Church.

    This pastor has so much hate in his heart it is sad.

    This is nothing but a publicity stunt. Period.

  • LuvMySailor

    What kills me is how people forget that Christianity has had its fair share of violence.

    Have we forgotten how we slaughtered Jews during the Crusades?

    Have we forgotten how Queen Mary burned Protestants at the stake in an effort to restore England to Catholicism?

    Have we forgotten the violence happeneing now in Northern Ireland of Protestants vs Catholics?

    It is only because America and Capitalism is being attack that Islam is catching a bad wrap. That comment on Tim McVeigh posted above was true

  • kalvonel

    Good Point Jay Bee...anyone that has read Revelations can see the eventual outcome. Its not just Islam...soon folks may start to ALL religions as the "problem."

  • kalvonel

    *may start to see* lol

  • http://twitter.com/k_cicero Kezi

    Did not read what you wrote but I'm pretty sure I know what it is. As a Muslims I'm going to say I think Jones is an idiot who Should be ignored. I don't anyone least of all Muslims should take him seriously. With that said, I can only assign 50% of the blame to innocents who will die as a result of his actions. The other half falls directly on the extremists who infiltrated the crowd and tried to make it seem like the "peaceful" Afghani's who were protesting the burning of Qur'an were the perpetrators. I also blame the clerics for inciting violence knowing FULL well that retribution against innocents is forbidden in Islam.

    At the end of the day, all of them, Jones and the clerics/extremists responsible for the killings have earned themselves a ONE way ticket to hell. :claps:

    As for you Sandy, I know you get paid well to bash Obama and push the Republican agenda so I don't expect much in the way of serious political and worldly reporting. I'm glad to see that most poster's here can see through the Islamophobic rhetoric that the media is pushing.

  • Daisy

    I am WIDE awake :coffee:

  • datsmdubya2u

    @IrunNY

    When he slaughtered all those people no one said we had a christian problem

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    we will never ever get an counterpoint to such point as you have made above. people just believe what they want and no amount of facts can change them because they have an interest in the opposite no matter what evidence to the contrary is presented. It's like these "birthers" and "otherers" have a concrete box around their brains where nothing but what they believe gets in.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    It saddens me to see how blind some of you are. :no:

  • datsmdubya2u

    @ sandra

    Im not blind

    If you said the POTUS was bought and paid for by the corporations and wall street i could go for that before i'd go for the he's a muslim stuff.

    His religion is not the threat

    The hijacking of our government including the presidency by the corporations and wall street execs and CEOs are the real threat.

    They got what they paid for. Obama's campaign was largely funded from Wall Street. He spent a year before announcing his candidacy making the rounds of Wall Street banks to be introduced­. He wasn't what he appeared to be during the campaign.

    You knew the game was rigged the moment he started appointing his cabinet. All the same financial shysters from the Clinton Administra­tion, the same guys who spearheade­d the deregulati­on that got us into the Great Recession in the first place. So they were brought on board to REregulate­? They were brought on board to ensure that any regulation that was proffered by the Obama Administra­tion wouldn't in any significan­t way, change the way the financial world behaved or was treated by the government­. They got what they wanted.

  • datsmdubya2u

    the above being said i don't see a viable alternative. The man who does not like confrontat­ion and who is incredible political will not help the lower and middle classes. I hope he grows a backbone in his 2nd term. (yes he will win in 2012) He blew a once in a life time opportunit­y. We cannot afford another four more years of a leader without conviction­.

  • SexyToothpic

    :clap:

    @ datsmdubya2u.....well said!

  • lexdiamonz

    WOW this guy went ahead and did it anyway that is CRAZY
    while i do not agree with Aunty's methods the bigger picture will come across eventually dont worry aunt sandy there are only 5% of us who know the TRUTH .... Muslims, Christians, Jews, Catholics read your Bible..... again.... we are all cut from the same cloth every religion has radicals in it ..... how many people spill blood in the name of God????

    when is the POTUS and NATO gonna send ammunitions and "protection" to the Ivory Coast??? hmm no oil there is it??

  • lexdiamonz

    datsmdubya2u says:

    the above being said i don’t see a viable alternative. The man who does not like confrontat­ion and who is incredible political will not help the lower and middle classes. I hope he grows a backbone in his 2nd term. (yes he will win in 2012) He blew a once in a life time opportunit­y. We cannot afford another four more years of a leader without conviction­.

    WELL SAID but i for one do not think he will win in 2012 will wait and see i think we had ONE chance and sadly this Tea Party is on a roll hopefully the voters are not disenfranchised with his administration and will come out and support him ....

  • LuvMySailor

    @ Sandra

    NO one is blind. Him being a Muslim is just as played out as him not being born in the USA.

    If you are going to come after someone, have something more concrete that can not be seeing as against another religion.

    Do I trust Obama? No. I think he is a pawn for the New World Order just like Bush and Clinton before him and whoever is hand picked after him.

    But on the token, I've Muslim friends who are peaceful and who abhor the extremists.

    In America we have a tendency to demonize things wihtout looking at what we've done to cause it or while ignoring our who history.

    You have Christian anti-government groups living in the wilderness. Remember in 1998 when they got into a shooout with the Feds in Montana? Yet we burn Korans.

  • lovezoe

    Anyone watch Oprah's Master Class last night? That woman speaks so much truth and inspiration. Opened my eyes about reaching my full potential.

  • RoderickXYZ

    Sandra Rose says: It saddens me to see how blind some of you are.

    Please enlighten us less 'edumacated' folks.

    I believe we all understand that every president since Bush I has been pushing the NWO and Obama is probably the one to complete all of their goals and his presidency is the ultimate distraction because on one side you have white folks who are going nuts because there is a black man in the White House and on the other side there are black folks who will defend him regardless of what he does.

    Furthermore it's obvious that the public union busting governors in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Michigan are the first line in pushing the middle class toward serfdom.

    Did I miss anything?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TTFpzMTVxM Ace

    After reading the post ...I don't think this is a negative "Blame Obama" post we are use to seeing from auntie...

    Of the 351 Words in the post only 7 of them were of President Obama criticizing the Koran Burning...

    “an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry.”

    And this statement...is VERY TRUE regardless of the book burned...if the Bible, Talmud, or Veda was burned this statement would still hold true...as it was a insensitive act and criticizing it is a good thing....

  • KDub

    As a boy, Obama went to a Muslim school in Indonesia where he studied the Quran and Islam.
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    Yes it is true our President spent alot of time in Indonesia as a youngster...which has the LARGEST Muslim population in the world! So one would expect him to have attended an ISLAMIC school! They probably did not have anything else.

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    datsmdubya2u says:

    the above being said i don’t see a viable alternative. The man who does not like confrontat­ion and who is incredible political will not help the lower and middle classes. I hope he grows a backbone in his 2nd term. (yes he will win in 2012) He blew a once in a life time opportunit­y. We cannot afford another four more years of a leader without conviction­.
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    All Presidents grow a Backbone in their second term. They try to be as neutral as possible without offending and in the second term... They really push thier original agenda because they know that they can get elected a third term so they go all out. Why do people forget that? Obama has to be more pacifying because of who he is period. I think when he goes into the second term that's when he gone show and prove. Republicans, extremist, Sandra, are all afraid. People who are making dough are afraid.

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    What this man did was BEYOOOOOND stupid. Why the hell does he think that burning these books will solve anything? I saw this coming. I knew if he went throught with it blood would be shed.

    Hell they've killed for much less so disrespecting them is sure to get a reaction, and not a good one. :no: <<<<<<<smh

    This is sad and ignorant! People need to do better...

  • pinksghetti

    Everybody in the Middle East isn't a Muslim so it's an assumption the terrorists are Muslim just like all Americans aren't Christian and it's an assumption that Timothy McVeigh, KKK members or other terriorists in the US are Christians. But virtue of commiting murder against innocent people it equals not being a faithful person of God.

  • Lala11_7

    WUTWUZMISSIN! says:

    ————————————
    All Presidents grow a Backbone in their second term. They try to be as neutral as possible without offending and in the second term… They really push thier original agenda because they know that they can get elected a third term so they go all out. Why do people forget that? Obama has to be more pacifying because of who he is period. I think when he goes into the second term that’s when he gone show and prove. Republicans, extremist, Sandra, are all afraid. People who are making dough are afraid.

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    I COULD HUG YOU FOR WHAT YOU WROTE...BECAUSE YOU WROTE NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH!!!

  • Lady_L

    esquire says:

    @ Sandra

    He knows the Islamic prayer by heart, so what? Many non-Catholics who go to Catholic schools know Catholic prayers by heart. Does that make them Catholic? While he may quote from the Quran every now and then, but he mostly quotes from the Bible.

    It’s really sad how much you come after Obama. I’m trying to figure out what he did to you. My guess is nothing. But for some reason you insist on making up things and blaming him for everything. It was funny at first, but now it’s just sad. It would be different if you were able to give objective criticism about the President, but you can’t. I don’t think I’ve seen you post one complimentary item about President Obama. Why is that? If I’m wrong, please let me know, but I’ve been reading this blog for a while and I don’t think I’ve seen anything positive about him.

  • datsmdubya2u

    @WUTWUZMISSIN

    I think when he goes into the second term that’s when he gone show and prove. Republicans, extremist, Sandra, are all afraid. People who are making dough are afraid.

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    I sure hoping that he does push it thru. and you are right to say ppl are afraid of that.

  • I Run New York

    "all Americans aren’t Christian and it’s an assumption that Timothy McVeigh, KKK members or other terriorists in the US are Christians. "

    No it is not. Timonthy McVeigh was part of a militant Christian group. That is a fact. Research the issue if you don't want to take my word for it because I have. Also the KKK self identify as Protestant. The only person ASSuming is you. McVeigh and the KKK are Christians that is a fact. No one assumed anything.

  • pinksghetti

    I Run New York says:

    “all Americans aren’t Christian and it’s an assumption that Timothy McVeigh, KKK members or other terriorists in the US are Christians. ”

    No it is not. Timonthy McVeigh was part of a militant Christian group. That is a fact. Research the issue if you don’t want to take my word for it because I have. Also the KKK self identify as Protestant. The only person ASSuming is you. McVeigh and the KKK are Christians that is a fact. No one assumed anything.

    _____________________________

    I'm late.I'm just saying it's a big ASSumption to presume that all members of the KKK are Christian (they could be atheists or non-religious for all anyone knows). I haven't really studied on Timothy McVeigh because evil people aren't something I'm intersted in knowing more about I just went by the many news reports of the time. This information about him being Christian must be something new that has been brought up to show "they are crazy evil Christians too" because back then they repeatedly said he was anti-Government only. I don't believe the people doing terrorism in the ME are true Muslims any more then I believe anyone that does terriorism in the US are true Christians and that was my point in the final sentence of my paragraph.