Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Just sickening.

Taliban Beheads Teacher for Educating Girls.

"KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Taliban militants beheaded a teacher in a central
Afghan town while his wife and eight children watched, officials said Wednesday,
describing the latest in a string of attacks targeting educators at schools
where girls study. The assailants made Habib's wife, four sons and four
daughters watch.

Zabul, a remote and mountainous province populated
mainly by Pashtuns and bordering Pakistan, is a hotbed of Taliban militancy.

There has been a series of attacks on girls' schools and teachers across
Afghanistan since the Taliban regime fell. In October, gunmen killed a
headmaster in front of his students at a boys' school in southern Kandahar
province, the former stronghold of the Taliban regime."

Just sickening. I have big doubts about the "religion of peace" claim when I hear things like this.

It also makes me wonder why there wasn't gigantic liberal support for the war in Afghanistan. After all, don't you think getting an education is more of a right than getting an abortion?