Monday, February 8, 2010
Taliban use children as suicide bombers
Stormbringer brings the latest:
A common theme of the liberals in our country and repeated by the Left in the other developed countries, is that the war in Afghanistan - like the war in Iraq - is an "unnecessary war". These people call themselves 'Progressives'. I call them cowards.
The BBC story has no independent confirmation, but the police believe she is telling the truth, and that her information could be valuable. Stories of Taliban suicide bomber training camps for children are nothing new. Using children to plant roadside bombs, as this story from yesterday in the U.K. Daily Express proves, are verifiable first person accounts.
Qari Abdullah, a taliban leader who recruits children for suicide missions in Pakistan, was interviewed on camera in 2009, when asked about using young children to carry out such attacks, replied:
“Children are tools to achieve God’s will. And whatever comes your way, you sacrifice it.” He then reveals that he recruits children as young as 5, 6, and 7 years old.
Taliban families, women and children live with constant stress under the Taliban. Licia Corbella recalls this past weekend in the Calgary Herald how she met one Afghan wife and mother in Kabul in 2003. The Taliban had outlawed women working outside of the home, and life quickly became almost impossible for Massooda and her two children.
"All of us were so depressed," recalled Massooda, who was 36 when I met her, but looked much older. "I felt like I was dead. I was covered up all the time. Never seeing the sun, under the burka, no husband, no hope, no life, no school for our children, war all the time." When Massooda did venture out of her home unaccompanied, she was often beaten by the Taliban for not having a male escort.
Olivia Ward speculates what the future holds for Afghan women in yesterdays Toronto Sun. Rumors of a reconciliation of any kind with taliban militants send shockwaves of fear through the local Afghan population. "If you bring (the taliban) back, it will push us back," says Homa Sabri, who heads the Afghan division of the United Nations women's fund UNICEF. "We will lose the gains of the past eight years." GIRLS, BARRED from school under the Taliban, now account for more than one-third of the 6.2 million children enrolled, and female literacy rates have risen from single digits to about 13 per cent.
Meena says: "My brother used to tell me that the place for a woman is either at home or in the grave. I was always restricted to home. He said: "If you leave the house I'll cut off your head and put it on your chest." My brother had been to the local school and beaten the girls and the teachers."
Liberal left multicultural apologists would have us withdraw and leave these women and families defenceless in the face of a resurgent taliban presence. That's just wrong, and there's no other way to state it. Being aware of and condoning child abuse, just because it's on the other side of (what has become) a very small world, makes us a cowardly nation of cowardly people. Afghan families and children need our help, as much or more than the families and children in Haiti do.
From the U.K. (big surprise)
‘We want to be Islamic bombers when we grow up'
Hey Britain, 'Wake up and smell the Jihad'.