Sunday, July 24, 2011

8-year old boy murdered by the Taliban in Afghanistan

No words can express outrage at this act, and no amount of hand-wringing or apology can hide the fact that...

This is Islam.

From WireUpdate July 24

Taliban hang 8-year-old boy in southern Afghanistan 

KABUL (BNO NEWS) — Suspected members of the Taliban on Friday hung the 8-year-old son of a local police commander in southern Afghanistan after ordering his father to surrender, according to a news report on Saturday.

The Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) news agency reported that the young boy was kidnapped by militants in the Greshk district of Helmand province on Tuesday. They had ordered his father to surrender to the Taliban or else the boy would be executed.

“The militants had warned his father, who is a local police commander, to surrender with his police vehicle and weapons, otherwise they would kill his son,” provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi told DPA. The boy was hung on Friday.

While child executions by the Taliban are not common, children often fall victim to Taliban militants when they carry out attacks. But children have also been used by the Taliban as suicide bombers.

On May 1, four civilians were killed and 12 others were injured when a 12-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded market in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban however have denied that they use children to carry out their attacks.

1 comment:

Zener said...

I wonder if anybody bothered asking the boy how he felt about getting involved in the dispute.

Maybe this is why some Muslims believe in having so many children; they think they are disposable.

I wonder what religious doctrine these radicals cite to claim that anything and anyone is free game for their cause.

Hey, that gives me an idea! Let's kill of all of the children of the radical Muslims so they have no offspring to propagate their ideals!