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 wonder if these are the “moderate” Taliban with whom the Obama Regime keeps trying to make deals.
RFERL “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.
The Taliban spokesman claims that the two were punished as “thieves” under the Taliban’s strict interpretation of Islamic law. He says the verdict was delivered against them by a Shari’a court after they confessed that they had stolen money, motorcycles, and other valuables from Muslims over a lengthy period of time.
But Faiz and his relatives tell a different story. Both Faiz and Zarin worked as drivers for a private security company that escorts NATO supply convoys in western Afghanistan. Their relatives see the amputations as punishment and a warning for anyone cooperating with NATO forces.
Now both men are recovering at Herat Regional Hospital where Faiz, who has been married for three years, lives with his wife and 18-month-old son. ”The Taliban wanted us to cooperate with them and take explosives inside the company that we worked for and detonate them,” he told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan. “They asked us more than 20 times, saying that if we did it we would be freed.”
Faiz claims that when he and Zarin continued to refuse to carry out the bomb attack, his captors told them that they should never work for their security firm again. Esmatullah, a cousin of Zarin, says the Taliban also demanded that the drivers’ relatives pay a ransom to secure their release. But Esmatullah said both families are impoverished and could not afford to pay the money.
Faiz said his ordeal began one afternoon in mid-March as he was resting at his home. He said Taliban fighters in six cars arrived, surrounding his house and storming inside to kidnap him.
By Faiz’s reckoning, he was a prisoner of the Taliban for 27 days before they were beaten with chains and the amputations were carried out. He maintains that he never testified before any council, mullah, or trial judge — and that the militants didn’t try to justify the punishment under Islamic principles.
“On the 28th day, they cut off our hands and feet in some desert area and threw them there before my very eyes,” he says. “They didn’t even give us anesthesia before they cut off our hands. I was blindfolded but I could see through a hole.” The Taliban then dumped both men on the side of the highway that links the city of Herat with Turkmenistan farther to the north.
Herat Regional Hospital spokesman Mohammad Rafiq Shirzai said Faiz and Zarin were unconscious when a local villager found them and drove them to the medical facility for treatment.
Amputations were a common form of punishment in Afghanistan when the Taliban was in power. But since the collapse of their regime in late 2001, there have been few known cases of Taliban amputations. In most instances where the Taliban has carried out its interpretation of Islamic Shari’a law since late 2001, individuals have been killed — by being shot, beheaded, or stoned to death.
World-renowned Turkish pianist Fazil Say, an atheist, has been given a suspended 10-month jail sentence for insulting Muslim values on TWITTER.
This month in Istanbul, Turkey famous Turkish pianist and atheist was convicted in court of insulting Islam and blasphemy after he tweeted some of his atheism on the social media network Twitter.
The indictment against him cited some tweets, including a retweet by Mr Say which says: “I am not sure if you have also realized it, but if there’s a louse, a non-entity, a lowlife, a thief or a fool, it’s always an Allah-ist.”
Say was not in court for the sentencing. But he denied the charges, saying they were politically motivated. The case renewed concern about the influence of religion on politics in Turkey. Pointing to the prosecution of several artists and intellectuals for voicing their views, critics have accused the governing AK Party of undermining Turkey’s secular values and pandering to Islamists.
NATO allies and the Western media work hard to demonize the Syrian state and ignore barbaric crimes committed by Wahhabi Jihadists, airlifted from all over the world to Syria by NATO member states.
Syria News On April 11, 2013, a Syrian Army helicopter transporting food supplies to villages and Army units was attacked and brought down by NATO’s best assets, the al-Qaeda Free Syrian Army terrorists, using the latest weapons provided by their sponsors. The terrorists rushed to the downed chopper, decapitated the pilots then put their severed heads on the barbecue grill (photo below).
The grilled heads were then placed on metal sticks and paraded through the towns and villages under the control of NATO’s terrorists.
Ironically, Syrian-based media have all been banned in Europe, USA, and Canada. Syrian state and private TV channels were all taken off the air in a decision from the EU & the Arab League in order to cover the news with their own anti-Assad bias.
Meanwhile the USA and its allies are trying to segregate the worst of the savages from the regular savages in order to keep supporting the lesser savages.
The humiliation of Malika Soltayeva, a Chechen woman suspected of adultery, was ferocious and swift.
Times of India Soltayeva, 23, had been away from home for a month and was reported missing by her family. When she returned, her husband accused her of infidelity and banished her from their apartment. What followed was no investigation. In a law enforcement compound in this town in east-central Chechnya, the men who served as Argun’s police sheared away her hair and her eyebrows and painted her scalp green, the colour associated with Islam. A thumb-thick cross was smeared on her brow. Soltayeva, a Muslim, had slept with a Christian Russian serviceman, they said. Her scarlet letter would be an emerald cross. She was forced to confess, ordered to strip, and beaten with wooden rods and hoses on her buttocks, arms, legs, hands, stomach and back.
In this video, Chechen Muslims cut off the head of a white Russian woman as her boyfriend is forced to watch.
Video is from the Free Syrian Army Facebook page, where al-Qaeda linked terror group al-Nusra has assumed leadership of anti-regime rebel fighters.
H/T Europe News
In the push to impose sharia law on what was once a very secular Muslim community, Hamas leaders ban low-cut jeans and stylish hairdos for boys.
Times of Israel The Hamas government in the Gaza Strip is getting flack from rival lawmakers and rights groups over a ban on “Western garments and stylish haircuts.” Gazan parents have recently been complaining that police are detaining their sons and grilling them for hours on end for the crime of wearing low-rise jeans and rocking spiky hairstyles.
Many youths in Gaza were violently arrested and beaten during their interrogations, the report said. According to Ihab al-Ghussein, a Hamas spokesman, the recent crackdown on skinny jeans is part of “an organized campaign to restore Islamic traditions and laws.”
However, a police spokesman quoted by the report said that intense interrogation sessions weren’t about the risqué apparel per se, but rather due to the fact that the boys “are alleged of disturbing young women in the streets and imitating aspects that contradict the Palestinian society’s habits.”
Last year, Hamas declared a venture to promote “Islamic virtue” and, among other measures, barred clothing outlets from displaying lingerie and short dresses and skirts in their display windows.
The report cited witnesses to the effect that the campaign was recently stepped up, and that Hamas personnel have been paying “surprise visits” to stores, often beating their owners and burning merchandise.
Gazan human rights activist Mustafa Ibrahim was quoted as saying that the campaign was “a direct intervention in the people’s personal life.”
Reportedly these are Free Syrian Army/al-Qaeda jihadists who were killed by the Assad Regime. It’s probably true because none of the victims have been beheaded, the trademark of al-Qaeda jihadists.
The Obama-backed Syrian Free Army/al-Qaeda jihadists have learned well from their fellow Hamas jihadists, notorious ‘Pallywood’ propaganda filmmakers, who blame the Zionists for fake dead Palestinian children and real dead children in other countries. Only here, they are blaming Syrian leader Bashir Assad for EVERY casualty and bombing.
‘SYRIAWOOD’ filmmakers claim this is a Christian home that was bombed by the Assad Regime.
Funny how Christians had no problem under Assad until the radical jihadists starting invading Syria. Now tell me, who allows Christians to live in peace in a Muslim country – secular dictators like Assad and Mubarak or Islamofascists like al-Qaeda?
All videos courtesy of SNN Shaam English News
This must be the Anderson Cooper of Syria?
And here, we have the requisite ‘injured’ children, a staple of the Pallywood video industry.
More children. Notice how the boy flashes the Peace sign at the end of the video. Nice touch.
Anti-Assad Regime supporters who made this film, claim the bodies here are civilians. However, at least one of the headless bodies clearly is in military garb. Take the narrative with a grain of salt.
Sounds good to me. But Amnesty International has condemned a reported Saudi court ruling sentencing a man to be paralyzed as retribution for having paralyzed another man as outrageous, calling the punishment torture, adding that it should on no account be carried out.
CNN The Saudi Gazette, an English language daily paper, reported that Ali Al-Khawahir was 14 when he stabbed and paralyzed his best friend 10 years ago.
Al-Khawahir, who has been in prison ever since, has been sentenced to be paralyzed by having his spinal cord severed if he cannot come up with one million Saudi Riyals ($266,000) in compensation to be paid to the victim, the newspaper reported.
The rights group calls this an example of a “qisas,” or retribution, case, adding that “other sentences passed have included eye-gouging, tooth extraction, and death in cases of murder. ”In such cases, the victim can demand the punishment be carried out, request financial compensation or grant a conditional or unconditional pardon.”
Despite repeated attempts, the Saudi Justice Ministry could not be reached for comment on the case.