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Taliban Poison 61 More Afghan Schoolgirls

From a forgiving Associated Press:

Fears of Mass Poisoning of Afghan Schoolgirls

Monday, May 11

CHARIKAR, Afghanistan — Doctors were investigating whether dozens of students were poisoned at a high school in northern Afghanistan on Monday after 61 girls went to the hospital complaining of sudden illness, officials said.

Dr. Khalil Farangi said the 61 students and one teacher from Hora Jalaly high school in Parwan province northwest of Kabul complained of symptoms like irritability, weeping and confusion. Several girls also passed out.

The mass hospitalization comes about two weeks after a similar incident in Parwan, where dozens of girls were hospitalized after being sickened by what Afghan officials said were strong fumes or a possible poison gas cloud.

The Taliban and other conservative extremist groups in Afghanistan oppose education for girls, who were not allowed to attend school under the 1996-2001 Taliban regime. Though it was unclear if Monday’s incident was the result of an attack, militants in the south have previously assaulted schoolgirls by spraying acid in their faces and burned down schools as a protest against the government. Scores of Afghan schools have been forced to close because of violence.

Officials on Monday sent blood samples to Kabul and to the main U.S. military base in Bagram to test whether some form of poison was to blame, said Farangi, the director of Charikar’s hospital.

Provincial Gov. Abdul Basir Salangi said officials said an investigation is under way.

A number of students interviewed at the hospital by The Associated Press complained of a strong sweet smell, which gave them headaches and made some girls wobbly before they passed out.

"There was a very strong smell, like flowers in the hallway. I fell down and woke up in the hospital," said the 18-year-old Zahera, who like many Afghan goes by one name. She lay in a ward full of girls, many of them two to a bed, wearing the typical Afghan school uniform of black robe and white headscarf…

Notice how careful the AP is to not directly accuse the Taliban. (Contrast this with how they regularly report alleged US attacks on ‘civilians.’)

And never mind that the Taliban has, as the article notes, used poison and acid and other such niceties against local schoolgirls many times before.

But should this report turn out to be true, the ‘human rights’ groups and especially NOW will be unstoppable in their denunciations of the Taliban.

Of course we are kidding.

The Taliban are their allies, through thick and thin.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 11th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

14 Responses to “Taliban Poison 61 More Afghan Schoolgirls”

  1. Celina says:

    Disgusting all around. Prayers for those girls.

  2. Dangerous says:

    I alternate between sickened and dumbfounded by the ‘feminist’ organizations here in the west’s reaction (or lack thereof) to these atrocities.

    Sickened when I compare what they do and do not react to:
    Female genital mutilation in Britain – nothing to see here
    Honour killings around the world – whatever do you mean?
    Sarah Palin has a baby at a later age – burn her at the stake!
    Carrie Prejean states views that match her Christian beliefs – take away her awards! This wasn’t the contestant we knew!

    Dumbfounded when I realize that if these organizations get their way and western society as the United States of America exemplified dies out, then all these windbags will either be stoned as adulterers, heretics, or just enslaved in marriages against their wills. Or, pardon me, poisoned for daring to want a basic education.

    • curvyred says:

      I for the life of me will never understand femininsts or people who proclaim to be liberals and their outright defense of the *Religion of Peace – it is completely nonsensical – considering they would be the first ones to suffer under that sort of regime.

    • proreason says:

      I think the heart of it is that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”.

      Your basic hard-core, man-hating feminist is so mad at men that they ally themselves with any group that opposes American men. Ergo….all forms of liberals, since they are, at best, girly men, and in pure form, perverts…..and of course, terrorists, who seek to kill all Americans, and hence American men.

      Now, allied with the hard-core big-shouldered weak-minded feminists are degenerate women who are actually heterosexuals, but who also hate men because men can have sex without consequences (so they think) whereas the degenerate women can’t. Hence, their love for abortion. That group is so twisted into mental knots that they need lobotomy’s.

      Supporting terrorists and other sick foreigners is the closest they can get to lobotomies without actually having them.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    What the hell………”Conservative Extremest Groups?”

    You think they are in cahoots with our Homeland Security and the name calling of our Veterans?

  4. Reality Bytes says:

    With all the muslims tryin’ to kill other muslims, that there wouldn’t be so many of them. What’s Up With That?!

  5. Right of the People says:

    I’d say we should bomb the Tally-ban back to the stone age, but they’re already there. This story is so far against my upbringing that I don’t even know where to begin. I pray for these girls.

    Dangerous, you’re so right about the fems. But then on the other hand, they are all liberals so what do you expect.

  6. MinnesotaRush says:

    But this idiot batch of savages who did this (and other barbaric deeds – some of which Dangerous pointed out) will be perfect gentleman and ladies with nukes (???). I don’t think so! Somebody may wanna give o-blah-blah a heads up.

  7. Confucius says:

    Let’s send Joe Wilson to see if this was a WMD.

  8. joeblough says:

    This must be another example of that sterling mohammedan morality which people keep telling us is the reason why they disapprove of us strongly.

  9. beautyofreason says:

    I am sick of the media referring to the Taliban and other Islamic groups as “conservative groups.” Did this media also refer to the Third Reich or that fascist Mussolini as “liberal groups?” I think not.

    • oldswimcoach says:

      To reinforce your point, the Taliban are creatures of the far left (along the lines of communist) rather than the far right. The alignment with Islam confuses the press as to how to categorize them, so the default is “They are bad, ergo they are conservative.”

    • Barbie says:

      Each day I find it more and more difficult to tell the difference between the American left and the Taliban. The issues might be different, but the tactics are quite similar, and their intent is the absolute same – forced rule and annihilation (literally or figuratively) of any who reject or question their forced rules. And, no, I do not think the American left would hesitate to use any method necessary to get and keep their power over average peoples lives – we have numerous examples – just in day to day disagreements – how shrill and out of control they become.

      I don’t think the American left would poison 61 schoolgirls, unless those schoolgirls were using school vouchers to attend Catholic school… (I’m being slightly sarcastic about this last one, but just slightly)

  10. canary says:

    In Audicity, Obama questions since we can’t change their customs of doing sexual mutilation to young girls genitals, if prehaps we should encourage them to do the procedures in hospitals to reduce the number of little girls tha bleed to deah during the procedure.

    Also, Rueters version of the hospital in India bombed a second time was from the “airforce” without saying who’s airforce, while AP basically agrees with U.S. that it was terrorists who bombed the hospital. are using humans as shields, something the Hamas.

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