Friday, April 03, 2009

Video of Taliban Flogging Rattles Pakistan reported The video shows a young girl held face down as a Taliban commander whips her repeatedly with a leather strap. “Leave me for the moment — you can beat me again later,”
This always made me wonder. In prison they will sentence someone to a huge number of lashes, in the hundreds, but administer them in pieces, as they heal from one lashing they get another installment
she screams, pleading for a reprieve and writhing in pain. Paying no heed, the commander orders the others to tighten their grip on her and continues the public flogging.
He was havong too much fun.
A large group of men quietly stands and watches in a circle around her.
Probably getting sexual stisfaction from the scene.
The girl in the video is a 17-year-old resident of Kabal in the restive Swat region in northwestern Pakistan. The images, which have been aired repeatedly by private television news networks in Pakistan, have caused outrage here and set off bitter condemnation by rights activists and politicians.
There must be some civilized people there.
It has also raised questions once again about the government’s decision to enter into a peace deal in February that effectively ceded Swat to the Taliban
Making a deal with the devil.
and allowed them to impose Islamic law.


Robert Sleigh said...

I wonder who the "moderate Taliban" are who the BBC World Service keeps referring to???

Robert Sleigh

Don Singleton said...

Maybe they are the ones that just torture 17 year old girls in their own village, and do not travel into another country and try to do it there.