Skip to comments.17 Afghans beheaded by the Taliban because they danced at a party
Posted on 11/12/2012 6:54:58 PM PST by haffast
KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgents beheaded 17 civilians in a Taliban-controlled area of southern Afghanistan, apparently because they attended a dance party that flouted the extreme brand of Islam embraced by the militants, officials said Monday.
The killings, in a district where U.S. Marines have battled the Taliban for years, were a reminder of how much power the insurgent group still wields in the south - particularly as international forces draw down and hand areas over to Afghan forces.
The victims were part of a large group that had gathered late Sunday in Helmand province's Musa Qala district for a celebration involving music and dancing, said district government chief Neyamatullah Khan. He said the Taliban slaughtered them to show their disapproval of the event.
All of the bodies were decapitated but it was not clear if they had been shot first, said provincial government spokesman Daoud Ahmadi.
Many Afghans and international observers have expressed worries that the Taliban's brutal interpretation of Islamic justice will return as international forces withdraw. Under the Taliban, who ruled the country from 1996 to 2001, all music and film was banned as un-Islamic, and women were barred from leaving their homes without a male family member as an escort.
Helmand is one of the areas seeing the largest reduction in U.S. troops, as the force increase ordered up by President Barack Obama departs. The U.S. started drawing down forces from a peak of nearly 103,000 last year, and plans to have decreased to 68,000 troops in country by October.
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Couldn’t Obama the Caliph save them?
No, it was the will of Allah.
LET it go on..! If it were instead 170 then that, also would not merit a single drop of American blood.
LET THEM HAVE THEIR CRAZY WAYS, let’s love our boys more.
Animals killing animals. I sooooo care.
But but.. I was dancing as fast as I can.. YIKES!
What else did they expect.. Dancing.. what fools.. geeeze
So now I gotta cut loose...Headloose....
Let me guess. The Taliban were mad because somebody was dancing and it wasn’t pre-adolescent boys
Beheaded for “dancing”. Sure...all cultures are equal.
Which kind of extremist could American marxists actually have an easier time living with, the Taliban who beheads people for dancing at a party or my Aunt Theresa who is a member of her local Tea Party?
crickets from the libs.
Totalitarian lunatics, end of.
Changing the hearts and minds... oh wait...
Ouch, that would sure ruin a guy’s beer buzz.
Obamites see value in “diversity” and respect the “faith traditions” of others, unless of course you’re having a “Tea Party”.
There was nothing found of the one who was chewing gum.
"Boy, is he strict."
Massacrena. good one.