For the Emperor! Knights of Caliban!
15th March 2004
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban fighters beat musicians, shaved their heads and left them tied to trees overnight because they performed at an Afghan wedding, a village tribal chief said Monday, a sign of the fighters' growing influence. [SIZE=-2]ADVERTISEMENT[/SIZE] While in power from 1996-2001, the Taliban banned music as un-Islamic. The militants have returned to areas in the east and south of the country, where violence has sharply spiked in recent years. They attack government officials, Afghan police, foreign troops and schools that teach girls, another practice they forbid. "A party was going on when a group of Taliban grabbed five musicians and started beating them and smashing their musical instruments," said Rahmatullah Khan, a head of Merke Khel village in the east of the country. "The musicians were tied up with rope to trees last night and villagers found them in the morning when going out for prayers," Khan said. Khan said Taliban fighters shaved the heads of the musicians and made them take oaths in the presence of villagers that they would not sing or play music at weddings again. Afghan weddings and engagement parties in rural areas are traditionally celebrated with hundreds of guests, music and singing that often continues until late at night.
Brings up a whole new meaning to being grumpy lol...
[color=#000000][size=2][b][i]Heralds of the coming doom, Like the cry of the Raven, we are drawn, This oath of war and vengeance, On a blade of exalted iron sworn, With blood anointed swords
Thats what dirty musical infadels get.
There has got to be some fat asshole somewhere in a cave with the one job of thinking up of things to ban.
Uwsar-Hat-Anupuw;4919688...a sign of the fighters' growing influence.
Reporting like this bothers me. It makes it seem as though we at one time made real progress in Afghanistan and we're suddenly losing it. For the most part, this isn't the case.
Young Stalin;4919890Thats what dirty musical infadels get.
So…anyone still think the Taliban are just culturally misunderstood.
Smitty025;4921490Reporting like this bothers me. It makes it seem as though we at one time made real progress in Afghanistan and we're suddenly losing it. For the most part, this isn't the case.
However as the US-led coalition has got ground in Iraq against Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations, the fighters have moved to Afghanistan where there are more suitable terrain and less coalition forces against them. The security situation in Afghanistan have got worse in last 12 months and that's why Obama has sent more American troops there at May.
We need Batman.
banning music? Urge to nuke them... rising...
That is a huge shame. Musicians are infinitely more valuable than Islamic terrorists. If it were up to me I'd replace all the Taliban with musicians.