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Armed men attacks a girl school in Afghanistan.

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posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 04:37 PM
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news.yahoo.com.../ap/20050623/ap_on_re_as/afghan_school_attack_1

PADKHWAI RAGHANI, Afghanistan - Armed men broke into a girls' school south of the Afghan capital and set it on fire, the latest attack on education for girls in the conservative country, officials said Thursday.

The children burst into tears when they saw their school destroyed, principal Zaher Din said.

"The children are desperate for their classes to resume," he said.

The assailants tied up two school guards Tuesday night, beat them and then doused the small building and two classroom tents with gasoline, said Khan Mohammed, police chief in Logar province.

Interior Ministry spokesman Latfullah Mashal blamed Taliban militants, saying the "burning of schools and education institutions is an agenda of the terrorists."

There has been a spate of attacks on girls' schools across Afghanistan since U.S.-led forces ousted the Taliban in 2001. The former regime prohibited girls from attending school as part of its widely criticized drive to establish what it considered a "pure" Islamic state.

Hundreds of thousands of girls have returned to school since the Taliban's ouster, but opposition remains in conservative areas of rural Afghanistan.

"Why did they only burn the girls' school? Why not the boys' school next door?" asked a 12-year-old student who only gave her first name, Farida. "The police must protect us. We want to be able to study."

tsk tsk
, the defenders of Islam wants to make it really "pure". i guess in their view of Islam, it means making sure women are stupid and very submissive but then Islam means submission to God, but then to the Islamic fundamentalists it means women must be submissive to God and to men.




posted on Jun, 24 2005 @ 09:20 AM
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hey my grandma was muslim, educated at that. Goes to show how little you know.

Now about those talibans burning a girl school.....horrible...what more can i say. Perhaps for starters they should put girls and boys in school together, yeah sort of like they do in Bosnia...oh you mean you didnt know?


"women must be submissive to God and to men."

i ask you, are christian fundamentalists any better?
Or any other religious nuts for that matter?



posted on Jun, 24 2005 @ 10:15 AM
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Originally posted by nukunuku
oh you mean you didnt know?


"women must be submissive to God and to men."




sure i knew
but these Taliban dont share the same views as Bosnian Muslims. im sure u knew dat too.



posted on Jun, 24 2005 @ 10:20 AM
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Religious fundamentalists of all stripes are the problem. I don't see much difference between any of them. They're all terrified, small-minded bigots who revel in ignorance and hatred.



posted on Jun, 24 2005 @ 10:22 AM
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Careful Delta, nukunuku's grandmother was a Muslim, so he clearly knows everything there is to know about this situation.



posted on Jun, 24 2005 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by skippytjc
Careful Delta, nukunuku's grandmother was a Muslim, so he clearly knows everything there is to know about this situation.


The question is.. what kind of Muslim? There are way too many branches to generalise. American (Nation of Islam)? Sunni, Shiite? From what country?



posted on Jun, 24 2005 @ 11:21 AM
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Yeah Delta i know, im just making sure skippy doesnt skip school again.

Hes generalizing the subject way too much in all his posts.

Skippy next time try to say taliban muslim fundamentalists....m'kay?

EastCoast: just bosnian muslim, there its more a question of tradition than it is faith...still muslim nevertheless....great food, friendly people



posted on Jun, 24 2005 @ 11:36 AM
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Originally posted by nukunuku
EastCoast: just bosnian muslim, there its more a question of tradition than it is faith...still muslim nevertheless....great food, friendly people



Thanks for clearing that up.




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