Friday, December 01, 2006

Anti-Education Killings

Brutally, terribly murdered for doing nothing more than being a teacher- for teaching girls.

The gunmen came at night to drag Mohammed Halim away from his home, in front of his crying children and his wife begging for mercy.

The 46-year-old schoolteacher tried to reassure his family that he would return safely.

But his life was over.

He was partly disembowelled and then torn apart with his arms and legs tied to motorbikes. The remains were put on display as a warning to others against defying Taleban orders to stop educating girls.

Disembowelled and then ripped limb from limb. An educator, girls going to school, vicious fascistic thugs. Where are the liberals now who claim to champion freedom? Where are the teacher's unions offering their support for the mission in Afghanistan? Where are the feminists?

All seem to be silent, content to do nothing more than complain about the freely elected leaders of the United States- and not the Dark Ages zealots who brutally murder people for being teachers of girls.

What has happened?

And it's not just in Afghanistan- Islamist butchers are murdering teachers in Thailand too-

Thailand will close all 944 public schools indefinitely in the country's restive Muslim-majority south after a string of arsons and shootings that left two teachers dead, an official said Monday.

The school closure was due to a wave of arson attacks against school buildings, as well as shootings that killed two Buddhist school teachers last week.

In Pattani, suspected Islamic militants gunned down a 48-year-old school director inside his parked car then set fire to the bullet-riddled vehicle, the federation said. The victim was the 60th teacher killed during three years of unrest in the south, where more than 1,600 people have been killed in the almost daily violence since January 2004.

Where's the liberal outrage? Where's the front page press coverage of these crimes?


R.J. said...

This is, of course, the same bunch the pose said were violent, and they denied the characterization by--being violent! What a concept!

R.J. said...

*ahem* The POPE said...

(Not enough coffee yet.)

FrauBudgie said...

This one is stomach-turning.

I also don't understand why it is not on every front page of every news outlet in the Western World. Heaven forfend that we should know that our enemies are evil, I guess ...