This is what we are fighting against. In the part of Pakistan, newly controlled by the Islamists of the Taliban, a couple was accused of adultery.
In footage which is being watched with horror by Pakistanis, the couple try to flee when they realize what is about to happen. But a gunman casually shoots the man and then the woman in the back with a burst of gunfire, leaving them bleeding in the dirt.
Moments later, when others in the execution party shout out that they are still alive, he returns to coldly finish them with a few more rounds.
Their “crime” was an alleged affair in their remote mountain village controlled by militants in an area that was only recently under the government’s sway. It was the kind of barbarity that has become increasingly familiar across Pakistan as the Taliban tide has spread.
The video below shows the incident (caution very disturbing)
You would think that the same ACLU and Move-on that do their best to put obstacles in front of Americas Fight against Islamist would speak out against incidents like the one above. They do seem far worse than water boarding or being put in a box with a caterpillar.
“The Taliban are steady and confident, the government is weak and faltering,” said Pervez Hoodbhoy, a professor at Islamabad’s Quaid-e-Azam University and one of Pakistan’s leading intellectuals.
“A Taliban victory will enslave our women, destroy Pakistan’s rich historical and cultural heritage, make education and science impossible, and make the lives of its citizens impossibly difficult. Some are already contemplating an exodus…..
…An SOS text message sent out on Friday by a terrified local resident, in an area of Swat called Bahrain, says that the Taliban have established total control. Asking not be named for fear of reprisal, he said that they have set up check posts at the entrance to Bahrain, from where they kidnap those they want, including young women.
“They’ve even warned the local schools to close the girl classes or face dire consequences. Yet the government says its writ is in Swat.”
Another Swat resident said: “Every day I see armed Taliban move around freely. At the time of prayer, if they see anyone in his shop or walking about, they whip him with a stick.”
The Pakistani Taliban, a copy of the Afghan extremist movement, have long controlled the tribal area along the Afghan border, which is a sanctuary for militants, including al-Qaeda. But it is their march into the heart of the country that has horrified ordinary Pakistanis, and the wider world. And the threat comes not just from the Taliban to the west. Islamic extremists, who are not part of the Taliban, are already entrenched in Islamabad and across the Punjab, the most populous province, seemingly ready to surface when their moment comes. Source UK Telegraph
But not a word from those “left-wing” bastions of virtue. It sad that all they care about is revenge against the previous government, but remain quiet in the face of real horror.