Make no mistake, the Afghan Taliban are a bunch of hypocritical, murdering, cowardly bastards. No sane culture murders women and children so indiscriminately, and claims it’s the will of their god.
When America pulls out of Afghanistan in 2014, the whole country will instantly slide back to strict sharia law and all the gains women have made in the last decade there will be lost.
In the following news story we find out that two Taliban commanders were sexually involved with a woman in Parwan, either through rape or romantically, and decided to torture her and then kill her to settle a dispute between the two of them!
“In the three-minute video, a turban-clad man approaches a woman kneeling in the dirt and shoots her five times at close range with an automatic rifle, to cheers of jubilation from the 150 or so men watching in a village in Parwan province.
Earlier this week a 30-year-old woman and two of her children were beheaded in eastern Afghanistan by a man police said was her divorced husband, the latest of a string of so-called "honor killings".
One thing to keep in mind, Americans aren’t going to change these people’s beliefs. Nor is it, in my opinion, our job to do so. The best policy is to stay out of other countries business, even when we don’t agree with their beliefs. I think it’s sad that the future is so bleak for those women and children in Afghanistan, but it won’t be something new. Other Muslim countries still embrace sharia law today too.
My point : like any religion there are extremists that form their own world views while outwardly embracing major religions to gain some measure of validity. It takes cowards to murder women and children and despite claiming to be holy men, no amount of insane rationalizing will change that.