Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Muslims love to tell us that a small minority of muslims are violent, and that a majority are peaceful.

So, remind me again which is which?

Taliban gunmen used a firing squad to kill a young couple in southern Afghanistan for trying to elope, shooting them with rifles in front of a crowd in a lawless, militant-controlled region, officials said Tuesday.

The woman, 19, and the man, 21, were accused by the militants of immoral acts, and a council of conservative clerics decided that the two should be killed, said Ghulam Dastagir Azad, the governor of the southwestern province of Nimroz.

The two had fled their homes and hoped to travel to Iran, but their parents sent villagers to bring them home, said Sadiq Chakhansori, the chief of Nimroz' provincial council. Once back home, the pair was either turned over to the Taliban by their parents or the militants came and took them by force, the officials said, providing slightly varying accounts.

The violent minority is:

a.) The Taliban who murdered the couple

b.) The council of clerics who condemned them

c.) The parents who had the couple hunted down

d.) The villagers who found them and returned them to the parents

e.) The militants who dragged the couple away for their execution

f.) The crowd who watched the execution

g.) The couple

(Cross-posted at SnappedShot.com)

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