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Pak-Taleban shave wedding singers’ heads, moustaches
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Posted on 04/13/2007 10:46:10 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
Pak-Taleban shave wedding singers heads, moustaches
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Source ::: AFP
PESHAWAR, Pakistan Taleban extremists shaved the heads and moustaches of a troupe of Pakistani singers, then clashed with a marriage party and took six hostages, officials and witnesses said yesterday.
The Islamists intercepted the musicians overnight near the conservative northwestern town of Lakki Marwat where the group was due to perform at three weddings, local police said.
After beating the troupe and smashing up their instruments, the militants then shaved the performers heads and moustaches, a witness said.
Early yesterday the angry hosts of one wedding went after the Taleban and a clash erupted in which two local residents were wounded, police said.
The militants then took some six people hostage, whose whereabouts are currently unknown, they said. Lakki Marwat lies some 160km south-west of Peshawar, near the lawless South Waziristan tribal district where the Pakistan army has fought pitched battles against Al Qaeda linked militants.
Pro-Taleban militants have bombed music and video shops and barred hair salons from shaving beards in a bid to impose strict a Islamic code as in neighbouring Afghanistan during the 1996-2001 Taleban era.
The practice of shaving peoples beards and hair is designed to humiliate them and is often used as a punishment in the devoutly Islamic tribal zones.
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; islamofascism; matrimony; muhammadsminions; muslims; pakistan; religionofpeace; rop; taliban; waronterror; weddingsingers; wot
I actually prefer and keep the clean shaven look. I guess my six years in the Navy brainwashed me.
Now if I was forced to keep a ratty beard and ratty hair, that would be quite a punishment for me and I would feel quite humiliated....
Before the Taliban shave...
And here is after the Taliban shave...
posted on 04/13/2007 10:47:50 AM PDT
("Loose lips sink ships")
posted on 04/13/2007 10:49:15 AM PDT
( . . . As in the days of Noah!)
The Islamists intercepted the musicians overnight near the conservative northwestern town
Were the islamists from the liberal town?
group photo of the suspects:
aka: al barbershop quartet
posted on 04/13/2007 10:50:34 AM PDT
To: Long Island Pete
They don't fit the rosy picture of this liberal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1816830/posts?page=7#7
We share common cause with the Islamist terrorists: Far from being unreasonable fanatics, the terrorists fight for the same things we do. We have a common enemy.
posted on 04/13/2007 10:55:09 AM PDT
(Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
This is similar to that Bible story where some group of people captured another group, shaved their heads and beards (IIRC) and cut holes in their pants and robes so that their rear ends were seen and sent them home humiliated—http://tinyurl.com/2td9m9 and a huge battle commenced because of the incident...some cultures are really deeply angered by this sort of humiliation, even though it doesn’t seem a big deal to us here in America nowadays.
posted on 04/13/2007 10:56:50 AM PDT
(CJ in TX --Bible Thumper and Proud! RUN, FRED, RUN!!!)
it's called hazing, and the libs have banned it at most college campuses. So, rest easy my friend, they have it under control.
posted on 04/13/2007 11:03:27 AM PDT
(I buy gas for my Hummer with the Carbon Offsets I sell on Ebay!)
That’s the Taliban- Islamic fundamentalists-, no joyfull singing allowed. You must live is misery all your life on earth, so you can appreciate Mohammad's brothel in the afterlife. Killing infidels, spilling rivers of their blood, gray skies and darkness is Allah’s will for the living.
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