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Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan
PTI ^ | Sep 5, 2013 | The Times of India

Posted on 09/05/2013 7:16:40 AM PDT by James C. Bennett

KABUL: Indian national Sushmita Banerjee, whose memoir about her dramatic escape from the Taliban was turned into a Bollywood film, was shot dead in Afghanistan by militants, police said on Thursday.

Banerjee, 49, was killed outside her home in Paktika province. She was married to Afghan businessman Jaanbaz Khan and recently moved back to Afghanistan to live with him.

Taliban militants arrived at her home in the provincial capital of Kharana, tied up her husband and other members of the family, took Banerjee out and shot her, police were quoted as saying by BBC.

The militants dumped Banerjee's body near a religious school, police said.

A senior police official said Banerjee, also known as Sayed Kamala, was working as a health worker in Paktika and had been filming the lives of local women as part of her work.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack. Banerjee's book "Kabuliwalar Bangali Bou" (A Kabuliwala's Bengali Wife), about her escape from the Taliban in 1995, became a bestseller in India and was made into the Bollywood film "Escape From Taliban" in 2003.

The memoir focussed on her life in Afghanistan with her husband and her escape from the militants.

The film based on the book starred actress Manisha Koirala and was billed as a "story of a woman who dares (the) Taliban".


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; deathcult; india; islam; muslim; rop
She couldn't take a clue.
1 posted on 09/05/2013 7:16:40 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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Any Liberals in Congress wanting to send aid to the murderers yet?


2 posted on 09/05/2013 7:23:31 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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Why would she move into a war zone? She had to know she would be a target. Post traumatic stress disorder? Sad.


3 posted on 09/05/2013 7:23:53 AM PDT by allendale
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To: James C. Bennett

Such a peaceful religion..............


4 posted on 09/05/2013 7:24:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: James C. Bennett

Has Zer0 taken out mullah Omar yet?


5 posted on 09/05/2013 7:28:03 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: James C. Bennett

Yeah, I escape from the Taliban once... I am NOT going back.


6 posted on 09/05/2013 7:33:44 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: allendale

Because she was courageous and wanted to fight, in her own way, against the evil that is triumphing in Afghanistan.


7 posted on 09/05/2013 7:34:06 AM PDT by livius
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To: James C. Bennett

And we’re supposed to be comforted by John Kerry telling us that only a quarter of the rebels in Syria are jihadis.


8 posted on 09/05/2013 7:35:44 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: James C. Bennett

So what, it’s not like the republicans war on women was after her. She is lucky she was not in a country that allows republican war on women.


9 posted on 09/05/2013 7:40:12 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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She moved BACK to Afganistan?...... DUuuuuugh!..


10 posted on 09/05/2013 7:40:26 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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Has Obama called her husband and given his condolences?

And I was just wondering, if Obama had a wife, would she look like Sushmita Banerjee? (Oh, that’s right...I guess not)

Additionally, while I understand her desire to live with her husband in Afghanistan...where she had aparently lived when she was kidnapped), I cannot believe that she had not been informed how bad of an idea that was. She escaped from the Taliban, which had to have put her on their list...but then she wrote a best seller book about it that was made into a movie. After that, there is no doubt that she would have been on those animal’s kill list.

She and her husband should have mnoved to India, way away from the Kashmir.

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11 posted on 09/05/2013 7:52:19 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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Because she was courageous and wanted to fight, in her own way, against the evil that is triumphing in Afghanistan.

And that seems to have worked out really well for her.

12 posted on 09/05/2013 8:04:51 AM PDT by humblegunner
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Really? You really think she was unaware of the consequences of her going back to Afghanistan? It seems more reasonable to see her actions reflecting her willingness to put her life on the line for what she believed was the truth.


13 posted on 09/05/2013 8:14:57 AM PDT by Madam Theophilus
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To: humblegunner
And that seems to have worked out really well for her.

One woman's sacrifice is the gain of humanity. A thousand years from now she will be remembered and admired.

Without being a Christian she lived and breathed the example of Christ. I hope to one day show 1/1000th of the courage she showed in the face of evil.

14 posted on 09/05/2013 8:15:27 AM PDT by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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It’s sad to see people succumb to such stupidity.

The only thing that an escapee from a moslem country should send back is an exploding nuke.


15 posted on 09/05/2013 8:16:41 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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One woman's sacrifice is the gain of humanity. A thousand years from now she will be remembered and admired.

She'll be forgotten next week as just another example.

16 posted on 09/05/2013 8:30:15 AM PDT by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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To: humblegunner

You could say the same thing about the people at the Alamo... that didnt work out very well for them either. or Flight 93 for that matter. to fight evil you dont always have to “win”... to win.


17 posted on 09/05/2013 8:32:46 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: wyowolf

Depends on the follow-up as always.


18 posted on 09/05/2013 8:38:40 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: mwilli20

” One woman’s sacrifice is the gain of humanity. A thousand years from now she will be remembered and admired.

Without being a Christian she lived and breathed the example of Christ. I hope to one day show 1/1000th of the courage she showed in the face of evil.”

That got to be one of the most over the top statements I’ve seen in a while. The woman was absolutely stupid and must have had a death wish to go back to Afghanistan after what she did and the movie that was made about what she did. And no she did not represent Christ or even “breathed the example of Christ” that’s such a bunch of heresy it’s not even funny.


19 posted on 09/05/2013 9:10:14 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: James C. Bennett

RIP.


20 posted on 09/05/2013 10:14:36 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: trapped_in_LA
that’s such a bunch of heresy it’s not even funny.

Please be kind and list the doctrine of at least one mainline Christian denomination that my statement violated.

21 posted on 09/05/2013 3:46:27 PM PDT by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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