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Afghan schoolgirls poisoned in anti-education attack

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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 09:49 AM

About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned on Tuesday after drinking contaminated water at a high school in the country's north, officials said, blaming it on conservative radicals opposed to female education.

"We are 100 percent sure that the water they drunk inside their classes was poisoned. This is either the work of those who are against girls' education or irresponsible armed individuals," said Jan Mohammad Nabizada, a spokesman for education department in northern Takhar province.

Some of the 150 girls, who suffered from headaches and vomiting, were in critical condition, while others were able to go home after treatment in hospital, the officials said.

"This is not a natural illness. It's an intentional act to poison schoolgirls," said Haffizullah Safi, head of Takhar's public health department.

None of the officials blamed any particular group for the attack, fearing retribution from anyone named.

Seems like the islamist extremists struck again. Since the coalition forces are gone, will we eventually see the return of the Taliban regime, or a long civil war?

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:04 AM
The Afghan National Army will definitely defeat the Taliban.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 12:29 PM
My heart goes out to the kids, and may they be healed wholly and get well soon.

What the monsters had done is utterly despicable and incomprehensible in these modern times.

Women do have their flaws, but then, so do men. We are all humans, capable of reason and logic, and through communication and compromises, we can contribute and evolve together, as recent decades had proven successfully, for male or female, we are one species. There is no need to deny rights, discrimate, hurt or harm humanity, an evolution of equality both male and female ancestors had contributed to all generations.

But what the monsters did in Afghanistan is atrocious. No religion seeks for harm upon innocents, and MOST CERTAINLY, not on children. Every human life is precious and means something special to another.

The pepertrators of those acts MUST be brought to justice. They may think that they can instill fear amongst many by poisoning the few, but they do not realize the tenacity and courage of humankind.

We will never bow to nor fear anyone. When push comes to shove, we will strike back and strike hard, with everything we have - brains and brawns, and the last man standing will always be man, not monster, for we are the many, while those whom indulge in evil are the few.

By poisoning female school children, those foul creatures had done not only a barbaric act, it is also one of the most stupid act that they could ever perform. Every human, male or female, came from women. Without woman, there will be no man. They had offended ALL womenkind on our planet.

Share this with every family member, relatives and friends you have. Condemn those barbaric animals. Help, fund and support the democratic elected gov of Afghanistan to courageous seek out those criminals, without fear or favour. Push for justice.

Demand the gov to act bravely, for the innocent afghanis are only our fellow human brothers and sisters sharing our world. If we do not care about them, they will not care about us, and we mankind will only become isolated and divided, easily conquered if we do not stand together and act decisively when needs arises such as now. We do share common aspirations and values, regardless of our differences.

Give the perpertrators 24hrs to surrender, and they will be treated with leniency, accorded to humans. Beyond that, they will be hunted down as animals,no matter how long it takes, and treated with NO mercy, for they are no longer humans but beasts and will be treated as such.

Once caught, beside facing justice, they and their accomplices' photos, along with their families, relatives, religious teachers and aquintances, those they had been in contact and influence with, published in full in the media for all society to see, to ostracise and shun them. Examples will have to be made, so that such vile murderous acts will lessen to nothingness. Let any idiot who thinks to do such acts, think twice and thrice before even considering following suit.

Should we fail and be apathetic, cared less, more female kids will cower in fear or die, as the beasts gets more arrogant and hideously bold. We mankind must not let it happen.

Please help to lend your voices.
edit on 17-4-2012 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 08:27 PM
reply to post by Maslo

Seems like the islamist extremists struck again. Since the coalition forces are gone, will we eventually see the return of the Taliban regime, or a long civil war?

Taliban you can bet. This is what the world wanted. Everyone wouldn't stop bitching until the U.S. and other coalition forces evacuated. They got what they wanted, now lets sit back and see how many millions of girls and women who want equality and education in Afghanistan die because of what the world wanted.

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