Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Recall who and what the enemy is

Lest we all forget in the haze of moral equivalence what the enemy's nature is, let's keep events like this in mind:

::::::::Officials on Wednesday blamed Taliban militants for beheading a teacher in a central Afghan town, the latest in a string of attacks against educators at schools where girls study.

Armed men decapitated Malim Abdul Habib in his home in the town of Qalat late Tuesday and forced his wife and children to watch, said Ali Khail, a provincial government spokesman. The assailant did not harm the other relatives, he said.

The attackers then fled and the wife called the police, Khail said. Police are questioning three people who were guests in the victim's home at the time.

Habib was the headmaster of Shaikh Mathi Baba high school, which is attended by 1,300 boys and girls.

The insurgents claim that educating girls is against Islam and they even oppose government-funded boys' schools because they teach subjects other than religion.

It is my sincere hope that the murderous coward who did this is found, captured, and bound over to justice from the Afghan government. It is a stark reminder of the world these people wish for all of us and a demonstration of the methods they're going to employ to get it done, if allowed. Eternal vigilance, my friends...

(Linked on Mudville Gazette)