Taliban Flog, Execute Pregnant Woman in Afghanistan
The Taliban have a history of mutilating and executing women for the slightest infractions, yet sadly many want to shrug this off as political posturing.
4:36 PM, Aug 9, 2010 • By BILL ROGGIO
Time magazine's cover, featuring a young Afghan woman whose nose and ears were chopped off by her Taliban husband for dishonoring him, has sparked plenty of outrage from folks who should be rising to the young woman's defense. Time's cover, and the accompanying article, is seen as a propaganda ploy to keep the U.S. in Afghanistan for humanitarian reasons. But detractors of the article fail to realize that Time accurately presented what will happen, on a large scale throughout Afghanistan, if U.S. forces pull out before the Afghan government and military is prepared to handle security.
Take today's report from Badghis province in northwestern Afghanistan. The Taliban publicly murdered a pregnant woman after first torturing her. The crime of the woman, a widow: she got pregnant out of wedlock. The Taliban wasn't pleased with just killing her, they had to flog her first:
Just a few years ago, Badghis province wasn't considered a security problem. But over the past three years, the Taliban have slowly taken control of districts in Badghis and have implemented their brutal version of sharia, or Islamic law, that made them infamous for their cruelty in the 1990s.