As If We Needed a Reminder ...

Thursday, January 05, 2006

As If We Needed a Reminder ...

... of the disgusting, hate-filled ideology that drives Taliban militants in Afghanistan, the Associated Press offers one. These militants, now operating as renegades, remain active in several regions, and the AP story reminds us of the Taliban's education reform plan:
Taliban militants beheaded a teacher in a central Afghan town ... officials said Wednesday, describing the latest in a string of attacks targeting educators at schools where girls study.

Four men stabbed Malim Abdul Habib eight times late Tuesday before decapitating him in the courtyard of his home in Qalat, said Ali Khail, a spokesman for the provincial government of Zabul, where the attack took place.

The assailants made Habib's wife, four sons and four daughters watch, Khail said. His children were between the ages of 2 and 22. No other family members were hurt.

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

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