I was debating the appropriate series or titling of this post and went with DDT. I’m sharing the story and my views on this for the reason of showing the complexity of the issue. I like absolutes but I am repulsed by knee jerk reflexive actions. Look before you leap is an adage I think we should live by.
From the BBC
The Taleban in Afghanistan have publicly killed a young couple who they said had tried to run away to get married, officials say.
The man, 21, and woman, 19, were shot dead on Monday in front of a mosque in the south-western province of Nimroz.
Nimroz is an area where the Taleban have a strong influence.
Governor Ghulam Dastageer Azad told the AFP news agency the killings followed a decree by local religious leaders and were an “insult to Islam”.
#1. I think it’s a safe assumption that the locals are not Christians,Hindus or Jews. My point being that other Muslims think the actions of the Taliban are out of line.
#2. Goes hand in hand with number one. I for one would like to see what the locals due with the Taliban thugs. I’m thinking they are long overdue to pony up their true beliefs and feelings with some action. Be it cooperation with NATO and Afghan forces or actual tribal whoop ass upon the T-ban I don’t care…just show me something.
#3. People that frowned upon,looked down on the Afghan people really piss me off. Perhaps a reader of #2 would claim I’m that which I rail against. Well simply NO! The Afghan majority suffered under the Taliban and actions by the USA that has allowed them to resurge is a disgrace. I don’t fault the troops it’s all about the politicians. The latter being now the NATO pols especially.
#4. Love between two that otherwise would’ve been allowed squelched ? I don’t know but I’m assuming the Taliban took some offense to not having a hand in some type of arranged nuptials. That’s just f@#&ed up.