Taliban behead 17 caught dancing to music at party #intolerance


Taliban militants beheaded 15 men and two women for holding a late night party with music and dancing, according to Afghan officials.

Taliban militants pictured in Musa Qala in 2007.  Photo: AFP/GETTY
Ben Farmer

By , Kabul

3:20PM BST 27 Aug 2012

The insurgents executed the guests, who included two women, after attacking the party in northern Helmand late on Sunday because they considered it immoral.

Hamid Karzai ordered a full investigation into the “mass killing”. “This attack shows that there are irresponsible members among the Taliban,” the Afghan president said in a statement.

The attack occurred in an area of Musa Qala district which is almost totally under Taliban control and Afghan officials said an investigation into the deaths was being hampered because they could not reach the area.

Nematullah Khan, governor of Musa Qala, said the Taliban had tried to stop the party. “They were having a music party and the Taliban came and killed them and cut off their heads,” he said.

Shooting was heard at the scene, he said, and it was unclear if they had been shot dead first.

Parties and social occasions in Afghanistan are usually strictly segregated and there is no mixing of men and women unless they are related.

An elder from the area confirmed a group of young men had held an “immoral” party at a house and had been attacked and killed.

Juma Khan said: “Unfortunately the young men do this sometimes. They had a party with music and dancing and they were behaving badly with the women.”

However he said the killing may have been driven by a local feud, with enemies of the guests either tipping off the Taliban, or pretending to act with their authority.

A statement from the provincial governor’s office later claimed the massacre was caused by two Taliban commanders fighting over the women, but did not explain how so many civilians came to be beheaded.

Hours after the massacre, an Afghan army checkpoint was stormed elsewhere in the province and 10 soldiers killed.

A spokesman for the governor said the post in Washer district was believed to have been betrayed by insiders and five soldiers who were missing after the attack were being investigated.

Meanwhile two American soldiers were shot dead by an Afghan comrade after an argument during a joint patrol.

Monday’s shooting in the eastern province of Laghman brought the Nato coalition death toll from so-called green on blue killings to 42 this year, and 12 in August alone.

American soldiers returned fire and shot dead the Afghan soldier.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Riz
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 15:23:52

    In the last century along-with the Oil & Gas, the Arab kings also came up with clever formula to create immortal Kingdoms.
    According to their whims & fancies, they redefined these 4 words 1.Haraam, 2.Kufr, 3.Shirk, and 4.Bid‘ah.
    These are four most powerful words of the islamic history. Haraam, Kufr, Shirk, Bid‘ah (biddat)
    They are the license to terrorise innocent people, and a formula to brainwash the weak minds of muslim masses.

    Haraam (forbidden) : e.g. wearing a bindi on the forehead is haraam.
    Kafir (unbeliever, infidel) : e.g. anyone who denounces the fatwa of petro-mullah.
    Shirk (polytheism) : e.g. celebrating non-Saudi festivals (eid e milad, new year etc.)
    Biddat (innovation) : e.g. Singing Qawwali, Writing Poetry, Making films
    Anyone who commits these 4 crimes or gives shelter to the above criminals will incur the curse of Allah, the angels and all the people.
    Therefore, these are unforgivable crimes, and it is the duty of every muslim to punish the person who falls in these four categories.

    The world is divided among 2 groups:
    Wahhabi/Salafi who believe in this.
    Rest of the World (Hindus, Christians, Jews, Muslims who are Sunnis, Shia, Sufi, Ahmadi, Aghakhani, Ismaili etc)
    Indiscriminate killing of innocent people all over the world.
    The Muslims of Indian sub-continent are rich in culture and literature, they are peaceful and mostly influenced by the Sufi philosophers. These peace loving Muslims are the biggest victim of Wahhabism. In last 100 years Millions of muslims have been killed for the above 4 words.
    The fundamentalist books which define (Haraam, Kufr, Shirk, Bid‘ah) are enough to make a terrorist out of a peaceful muslim youth, after reading, it becomes your duty to spread Wahhabism.

    Expose the source of such an ideology and pressurize the governments who are funding and promoting this ideology.
    Help the muslims who are promoting peace.
    Bring back the misguided people to mainstream peaceful Islam.


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