Taliban kills 10 medical workers in Afghanistan - Macleans.ca

Taliban kills 10 medical workers in Afghanistan

Aid workers had been providing medical care in Nuristan


Taliban fighters killed 10 aid workers, including six Americans, in an attack on a medical convoy in northern Afghanistan. Their bodies were recovered Friday in a remote, forested area of the country. According to an Afghan survivor of the attack, the medical team was returning from a 15-day trek through Panjsher, Nuristan and Badakhshan when they stopped for dinner. They were then approached by insurgents, who robbed and eventually killed them. A Taliban spokesperson, whose group claimed responsibility for the attack, alternately accused the team of wanting to “spread the Christian religion in Karan wa Manjan” and of being “spies.” The victims are reported to have been members of The International Assistance Mission, a Christian group that was providing eye care in communities in Nuristan.


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Taliban kills 10 medical workers in Afghanistan

  1. If any Iman reads this, I ask you for a Fatwah:
    Would it not be a crime against sharia law to kill someone that has improved the eye sight of a believer, when that improvement in the eye sight will enable said member of the faithful to more fully read and understand the Koran?

    • Imam's have far more important things to do than this – you must get your understanding of Islam & Imams from "Little Mosque on the Prairie". Go to Islamonline to read the Fatwabank to learn the things that real Imams lose sleep over. Try this one on female genital "circumcision" – http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?page….
      Thank allah for moderates!

      • I have never watched that program.
        I should know better by now not to "couch" my language in these forums, and just bald-faced say what I mean.
        Thanks for the link. I think I'll write them to get their opinion.

  2. Tell Bloomberg and the other imbeciles to start drinking water and lay off the Kool-Aid. Here's an up-to-the-minute story of the peace, love & compassion these people show. Doctors, saving lives, murdered (er welcomed) by those with a different ideology.
    The Taliban has claimed that it has killed eight foreigners and their two Afghan interpreters for spreading Christianity.
    “These people were preaching Christianity and we punished them,” a Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid was quoted as saying.

    Perhaps we should add prayer stones for them in the new mosque that Bloomberg and others think is a great thing to do at the 9/11 site in NY.

  3. @ Zabihullah Mujahid: Are you as stupid as you sound?

    “They were lost. ….they tried to escape and were killed,” said Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban…..“They carried Bibles into Dari, maps, GPRS systems. They used to map the positions of the fighters' Taliban, said the spokesman.

    Let's examine this statement.
    They had GPS systems and were lost? Not likely. They tried to escape? Possibly, when they knew you were going to shoot defenseless humanitarians. Could they have simply used the GPS systems to find their destination? First you claim they are lost then you claim they have the skill to use their GPS to report Taliban fighter positions. What, in between administering medical aid to the people?

  4. Savages.

  5. As for preaching Christianity and other, those are all lies and propaganda to excuse and gain support towards the monstrosity of the Taliban's action. Just like Turkey's flotilla.

  6. So much for winning the hearts and minds of the Afghans. These 10 folks really tried very had and were murderd for it. It is time to face reality : Civilization cannot be imposed or taught, it has to come from the inside of a willing population. So while we wait to for civilization to break into Afghanistan, we should make sure that Afghanistan and its like do not export their barbarity here.

  7. I don't see why they would want to be there. There are enough problems in one's own country you can fix first. Why would somebody want to go to a barbaric stone age type region?

  8. Now America, see and be aware. in the name of ALLAH , innocent were murdered and ALLAH has a permanent and persisting attitude of killing as it happened in the course of history since the sixth century of humanity. Do have to help these people to kill more and more as long as they desire and thirst to blood. Please disabled any effort to build a symbol of death to be erected in USA land.

  9. We must not forget that Muslims have a 5th column in Canada Franco could only dream about.

  10. Extremists must be shut out from all contact with "infidels" within their own borders. Americans, Canadians and Brits best cut loose now and focus our military power within our own countries as the enemy within gains traction — and numbers. The harder the laws preventing homegrown terrorism within the West, the more difficult it will be for Muslim extremists to attack us. Saudi money can only prop up so many regimes for so long — once th oil money dries up, there will be a true revolution in the Islamic world. Until then, cease and desist, comrades.

  11. We cannot leave afghanistan to the murderous Taliban. It's not their country. They throw acid on girls faces if they try to get an education – they're barbaric.

    • The population is not at the point yet where they really wanted to be free from this mad men. If a strong desire to have democracy and freedom is there, they would not have need anyone to fight and bleed for them. They will lynch this barbaric men themselves. The West cannot be police for the entire world. Citizens of each country has to be responsible for their future, otherwise they will just point their blame fingers at us anytime they face failure.

  12. Selfless lives of compassion…few of us would make such sacrifices. Thankfully there will come a day when all wrongs will be made right. What heart-wrenching grief for these families! Thoughts and prayers go out to them.

  13. Just a taste of what we can expect if Canada becomes another Muslim-majority hellhole through Mass Immigration. Our politicians who say they are ever so concerned about our safety are exposing our children and grandchildren to incalculable dangers by keeping up the stupid, discredited policy of Mass Immigration.

  14. afghanistan is the king of the wold ok guysssssssssssssssssssssssssssss