Taliban Behead 17 for Listening to Music

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 at 9:52 am

Breaking news from the 7th Century.

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.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility.

In ultra-conservative Afghanistan, men and women do not usually mingle unless they are related, and parties involving both genders together are rare and highly secretive affairs.

Ultra-conservative: Just like those neanderthal Republicans and their War on Women or something.

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One Response to “Taliban Behead 17 for Listening to Music”

  1. Blue Hen on 27/27/12 at 10:08 am

    I had noted that when someone decided that what the world needed was a remake of “Footloose”, some changes were in order. “Make it an imam instead of a Protestant minister”, I said. “Maybe go for a more exotic locale”, I said (although to Hollywood, Nebraska IS exotic).