Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ignorance Is Bliss

The religion of peace expresses concern for English speaking students:

TALIBAN militants shot dead a teenage boy in southeastern Afghanistan for teaching English to his classmates, police said.

Taliban militants have killed a number of teachers and students in recent years for attending government-run schools, taking part in classes for girls or what the hardline Islamist militants consider un-Islamic subjects.

Armed men arrived at the school in the Sayed Karam district of Paktia province and grabbed a 16-year-old student and dragged him outside.

“Taliban militants took the boy out and killed him outside the school just because he was teaching English to his classmates,” said General Esmatullah Alizai, the police chief of Paktia province.

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