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Archive for the 'Taliban' Category

-Remembering 9/11/01: How Should We Respond?

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

The pictures are still horrific and engender in us all a remembrance of where we were when we first heard about the 9/11 attacks. Nearly 3,000 died and two wars resulted from the event and we can now say that the world is a much smaller place than it use to be. But how shall […]

-Gen. Petraeus: Church Quran Burning Endangers Troops

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) The top US General in Afghanistan says that the planned burning of Qurans by a Florida church on September 11 could damage the war effort there and put the lives of American troops in danger. Gen. David Petraeus said in an interview that the Taliban would exploit the demonstration for propaganda purposes […]

-Pakistan: Taliban Kills 3 Christian Flood Relief Workers

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

(Image by Oxfam International via Flickr) ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, August 27 (CDN) — “Authorities on Wednesday (Aug. 25) recovered the bodies of three Christian relief workers who had been kidnapped and killed by members of the Pakistani Taliban in the flood-ravaged country.” Response: Pakistan is in the midst of one of the greatest floods in recent […]

-Afghanistan: Taliban Used Facebook Page to Track Doctors?

Monday, August 16th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) More on the Medical team that was slaughtered by the Taliban. It appears that the assailants used info gleaned from the group’s Facebook page to track them to the Nuristan area. From the NY Post: Intelligence sources told The Sunday Times it appears the Taliban tracked the medical team for days. Other […]

-Afghanistan: Taliban Executes Christian Medical Team Including 6 American Doctors

Monday, August 9th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) A team of Christian medical volunteers including 6 American doctors providing care to poor villagers in remote northeast Afghanistan were lined up, stripped, and shot to death by the Taliban. Later the Taliban bragged about doing this evil deed. Here’s an account from the Christian Science Monitor: The execution-style killings of 10 […]

-Afghanistan: Taliban Hangs 7-Year Old as a Spy

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) A 7-year-old boy was publically hanged by Taliban militants in the Taliban stronghold of Helmand province. According to reports, the child was accused of ‘spying’ for the Afghani government. Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai responded to the news: “A 7-year-old boy cannot be a spy. A 7-year-old boy cannot be anything but a […]