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Taliban Kill Afghan Women’s Rights Head

From the terrorist enablers at Reuters:

Safia Ama Jan

Afghan provincial women’s affairs chief killed

Mon Sep 25, 2006

By Mirwais Afghan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead the head of a women’s department in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar on Monday, a security official and a relative said.

The Taliban, who have killed numerous government officials as part of their war against the government and foreign forces supporting it, claimed responsibility for shooting Safia Ama Jan.

Ama Jan was on her way to work, getting into a car outside her house, when the gunmen struck, said her nephew, who identified himself as Farhad.

"She died on the spot," he told reporters…

Ama Jan had served as the head of the province’s women’s affairs department since shortly after U.S.-led troops overthrew the Taliban in 2001.

A security official said no arrests had been made and an investigation had been launched.

The United Nations condemned the killing.

UNAMA is appalled by this senseless murder of a woman who was simply working to ensure that all Afghan women play a full and equal part in the future of Afghanistan," said U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan spokesman Aleem Siddique. Kandahar was the Taliban’s main bastion of support during the 1990s when the militia emerged from Islamic schools on the Pakistani border and swept to power in Kabul…

This will surely light a fire under NOW and all the other women’s rights activists in this country and worldwide. Their outrage will be deafening.

Of course I kid. It’s even surprising that the United Nations has bothered to put pen to paper.

Needless to say they won’t actually do anything about this brutal murder.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 25th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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