SEARCH BLOG: ISLAM
Sure, they don't represent Islam... they represent Islam gone amok... they represent the violent, dogmatic, intolerant aspects of Islam at its "finest."
KABUL, Afghanistan — Ten members of a foreign medical team — including six Americans and three women, all doctors and technicians — were shot to death on Thursday in a remote corner of the Hindu Kush in northern Afghanistan, officials confirmed Saturday.
Their aid group, the International Assistance Mission, said they were eye doctors, nurses and technicians, hiking into one of the toughest areas of the country to provide services. But the Taliban, who claimed responsibility, accused them of being spies and Christian missionaries. [source]Meanwhile, villages that provide shelter to the Taliban are off limits to U.S. troops... who suffer courts martial or rebuking if they ignore those limitations... as long as the Taliban don't attack directly from the village. From my comments on another post:
One might go out and kill all rats and remove their habitat if an infestation of plague was found and the rats were spreading it by random forays and then returning to the safety of their underground nests.It's fine to feel noble and ethical and better than your adversary; just recognize with whom and what you are dealing. Don't be fooled by the argument that the rats are simply victims of fleas and fleas are simple victims of the bacteria. The rats are the carriers of the disease and they don't care who gets hurt... or killed.