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Police: Taliban executes eloping lovers

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on April 15, 2009


KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — Taliban gunmen executed a young couple for trying to elope in rural Afghanistan, a local police chief told CNN Tuesday.

The woman was forced by her parents to become engaged to a man she did not like, said Police Chief Gabar Furdali, and decided to leave home with another man.

Local Taliban commanders found out and set out to punish them, said the police officer in the village of Man De Khe in the Kash Rud district of Nimruz province, a remote southwestern province that borders on Iran and Pakistan.

The Taliban gathered residents of Kash Rud to watch the execution of the two. The man, Abdul Aziz, and the woman, who was not named, were shot to death, the police officer said. He did not say when the killings took place.

NATO troops who patrol the country have “limited presence in that particular area,” a spokesman told CNN.

The killings were not “within our area of responsibility, but we are aware of the reports” said the spokesman for the NATO mission who declined to be named, in line with policy.

There is a tradition of “honor killings” in the region that long predates the Taliban, said Barnett Rubin, an Afghanistan expert at New York University.

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  1. DJG said, on April 15, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Oh. my. God. My heart breaks daily. Execution. Slaughter. Narrow thinking. Its very juvenile to place “honor” and notions of respect above the value of a human life. Rule by only fear & might, and be always looking over your shoulder for all those persons that you “taught” the same bright ideas to to try & take your place because they think they can rule with fear & might better than you…

  2. js said, on April 15, 2009 at 8:29 am

    They did this couple a favor. Who would want to live in such a barbaric place controlled by ignorant religious freaks? They escaped. The people who did this should be lauded for reminding the world what awaits people who let their mentally diseased religious zealot neighbors get the upper hand.

  3. Tom said, on April 15, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Muslims of non-barbaric creed, the world needs you to speak up now !!! Do you agree that what these murderers do is what your religion stands for ? You cannot continue to remain silent and let extremists be the only muslim voices that are heard clearly and loudly in the world. If in remaining silent, you tolerate murder in the name of your religion, you are complicit. Every barbaric act in the name of islamic extremism that is not condemned by you will be understood as being accepted by you. Is this true ? Do you accept this ? Are you this kind of people ?

  4. amazed said, on April 15, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    More wasted lives for an extreme ideology. Who are these mentally ill taliban men for the certainly can not be of sound mind. In other religions this act would be considered one of the seven dealy sins, “Pride”. The parents, though, dismiss the greatest gift God can give on this earth .

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