Sunday, April 28, 2013

Taliban Chop Off Hands And Feet of Afghan Drivers Working For Company Helping NATO

Two young Afghan drivers for a private security company are abducted by the Taliban, held for almost a month, and wind up having their right hand and left foot chopped off.  Taliban militants claim the men were thieves and deserved the punishment, as per Shariah law.  The men and their family say it's because they were working for a company helping NATO forces, and they refused Taliban demands that the men carry out a bomb attack at company headquarters.

Now who would you believe?

Faiz Ahmad says his life has become meaningless since the Taliban robbed him of his ability to work last week by chopping off his right hand and his left foot.

The 25-year-old driver from western Afghanistan is now recovering at Herat Regional Hospital after a hellish, monthlong ordeal as a captive of the Taliban.

"I have become useless," he says. "I can't do anything with my life anymore. I can't be involved in any professions as I could before when I was able to do anything. I used to be able to farm and I was very good at driving."

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi has confirmed that Taliban militants abducted Faiz and his friend, 22-year-old driver Zarin, a month ago from their village in the province's Rabat Sangi district.

He also has confirmed that Taliban militants cut off the right hand and left foot of each man after holding them captive for four weeks.

Read the entire story on RFE/RL.


Anonymous said...

more 'Education by murder' i.e. educating the Western public about the evil that is Islam - by the actions of Islamists

Incognito said...

And they wonder why we balk at their religion.