December 7, 2005Foreign Affairs

Taliban 2.0

Some students’ these

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Armed students’ — equipped among other things with rocket-launchers — overran Miranshah in Pakistan’s North Waziristan area, setting dozens of houses ablaze’ and killing 17 highwaymen’.

Eyewitnesses said that the seminary students later set fire to the highwaymen’s houses after evacuating the women and children. On Wednesday morning, the students carried off the bodies of five of the highwaymen from the Miranshah Town Committee without any resistance from the civil administration.

The bodies were hung from electricity poles with cigarettes and currency notes stuffed into their mouths, symbolising their lust for money and a luxurious life. A dog was chained to one body to insult him, and the students refused to allow the bodies’ burial. According to Islamic burial rules, a dead body has to be buried within 24 hours. [DT]

Deja vu?

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