Moderate Taliban and no War on Terror because "terror" is too inflammatory a word
Outcry over girl flogged by Taliban in Swat valley
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Critics said the video questioned the merits of a peace deal signed last February, under which the government ceded control of the valley's judicial system to the militants in an effort to buy peace.
"Our constitution allows no space for such public brutality, and our civilisation and culture have no tolerance for it either," said Sherry Rehman, a former information minister.
(Pakistan) NWFP: Taliban flog 17-year-old girl for having 'affair': Govt orders probe into Swat whipping
--- "Taliban spokesman says girl would have been stoned to death if a 'serious view' of her 'crime' was taken"
--- "Govt says girl whipped in January, Taliban say 9 months ago, HR activist says in last 10 days"
-- Video of flogging
-- 'Please stop': Taliban flog girl, 17, as she begs for mercy in 'honour' punishment
-- Flogging in Swat outrages nation
--- "Swat Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan told some TV channels that it
was the work of Taliban. He termed the action justified, saying that the girl
had been seen out of her house with a man who was not her husband and
it was enough to punish her for what he said was an 'un-Islamic' act."
-- Pakistan Taliban whip teen girl
-- In Pak, Taliban flog 17-yr-old girl for 'misbehaviour'
-- Flogging video shakes Pakistan peace accord
---- "Pakistani authorities ordered inquiries Friday into a video showing the public
flogging of a screaming woman in a northwestern valley where officials have yielded to Taliban demands for Islamic law"
-- NWFP govt. orders investigation in Swat tragedy
(Pakistan) NWFP: Militants destroy over 100 girls' schools in Swat
-- "Months of suppressive acts and attacks on educational institutions, teachers,
and students has created a “shocking situation” in the Swat
valley with over 100 girls' schools being destroyed completely, the United Nations has said."
Canada / Pakistan) Roohi Tabassum: 'In 3 weeks I will be put to my death' - Deportee fears honour killing
-- "A Mississauga woman says she'll be the victim of an honour killing by her estranged husband, a Muslim extremist, when she's deported to Pakistan at the end of the month."
-- "Roohi Tabassum, 44, says Faisal Javed, a businessman and Sunni community leader, will be waiting for her in their native Pakistan when she's sent back on April 28."
(Pakistan) NWFP: Pakistani Taliban defends flogging, says Sharia permits it
-- Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan: "the punishment awarded to the woman was just as she was of loose character"
-- Khan: "No one would be allowed to interfere in Sharia (Islamic law) and if any man or woman commits sin, we will punish them according to Sharia."
-- "He termed the video played in the media Friday 'as fake and said
we will punish the man who filmed the video whenever we catch him'"
-- Unrepentant Taliban say 17-yr-old 'flogged' girl should have actually been 'stoned to death'
--- Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan: "The actual punishment for
adultery was stoning to death. However, as there were no Qazis at that time, the girl was awarded punishment of 40 lashes"
(Pakistan) NWFP: Man who made Swat flogging video speaks to Dawn News
-- "Shaukat is the only eye-witness who has come forward and spoken
to Dawn News about the incident. He claimed that the incident took place two weeks ago."
-- "Shaukat said the allegation against and the treatment meted out to the girl was actually a punishment against her for refusing a marriage proposal."
-- "The man who proposed to marry her joined the ranks of the Taliban after the rejection and this was how he took his revenge from the 17-year-old girl"
-- "When asked about the reaction of the people who had witnessed the whole episode, Shaukat said the people in Swat are so scared that no one has the courage to stand up and speak out against the Taliban and their verdicts."
(Pakistan) NWFP: Miscreants blow up girls' school at Bannu
(Pakistan) NWFP: JUI-F minister terms video of Swat flogging of 17-year old girl - "a Jewish plot"
REMEMBER THIS WOMAN ? AND ALL THE HEART WARMING STORIES ABOUT HER RETURNING TO HER CAREER AS A BROADCASTER AFTER ALL THOSE YEARS OF TALIBAN RULE WHERE SHE WAS CONFINED TO HER HOME?
I remember her story - I remember her bravery going to report the news when most Afgans were still scared the Taliban would return. This is the type of political refugee that should be welcomed to the US and given immediate citizenship but instead Homeland security is busy legalizing illegal Mexican immigrants and Obama relatives already working or living here in the US.
Women fleeing Muslim patriarchy are denied political asylum. Hillary says nothing while BO says we are not in Afghanistan to do anything but protect US interests when he is asked about the new Afgan laws legalizing rape signed by KKKarzai. The media does not report BO's statement or explain its' implications. Hillary says nothing.
From Real Courage:-- "The first Afghan woman to appear on television after
the fall of the Taliban has fled the country, saying it is too
dangerous, as her husband was shot dead outside their house"
-- "They told him, 'You pimp, letting your wife on TV. If you're a
real man you'll beat her and kick her and take her back to Khost'."