When the above journalist makes such a statement, out of a misted, fuzzed-over cloud of confusion and low consciousness, he/she digs a pit of karma to hit him/her like a rash.
We are in an interactive world. What comes out of our mouth goes on to interact and wash back over on us, with greater impact than we intended when we said the waylaid words. Whenever this Fakhrudin Sharafmal receives this karma in direct proportion to the intent of the statement, he/she will probably not consciously be able to remember the foundational error in thinking and statement, because it most probably will have occurred in at least the previous life, if not the previous plus one. (And I think past lives are actually parallel).
The words spoken are reactionary, due to deep feelings over the loss of a friend in the war. Karma will be implemented because it is the law of the Universe.