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Afghanistan: Seventeen killed for dancing

August 28, 2012

Fifteen men and two women were found beheaded in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province on Monday, punishment meted out by Taliban insurgents for a mixed-sex party with music and dancing, officials said.

The bodies were found in a house near the Musa Qala district, about 75 km (46 miles) north of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, said district governor Nimatullah, who only goes by one name.

“The victims threw a late-night dance and music party when the Taliban attacked” on Sunday night, Nimatullah told Reuters.

Reuters

I have a suggestion: why doesn’t the West withhold one three-hundred-and-sixtieth of its annual aid to Afghanistan (several billions) for every day on which one of these atrocities happens? If we can’t appeal to their love of reason, perhaps we can appeal to their love of money.

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