Skip to comments.At least 5 dead in jihad suicide attack on American aid group because they promoted gender equality
Posted on 05/10/2019 8:47:52 AM PDT by robowombat
Afghanistan: At least 5 dead in jihad suicide attack on American aid group because they promoted gender equality
The Taliban have killed at least five people in a suicide attack on the offices of a US aid group, Counterpart International in the heart of Kabul. The reasons cited for the attack is that one of its programmes was promoting open inter-mixing between men and women' and other harmful Western activities. In Islamic doctrine, gender equality is non-existent.
In full sharia style, when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, before the US-led campaign to topple them in 2001, they barred women from education and most work, and forced them to wear the burqa.
The burqa should be banned in every Western country for both security reasons and the fact that under Western constitutions, women and men are equals.
Taliban suicide attack targets Kabul offices of US aid group, by Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian, May 8, 2019:
The Taliban have killed at least five people in a suicide attack on the offices of a US aid group in the heart of the Afghan capital, claiming it targeted Counterpart International because it promoted women mixing with men.
Coming as US negotiators try to reach a peace deal with the Taliban, the attack in Kabul is likely to fuel the concerns of critics who say the militant group cannot be trusted to protect womens rights and other freedoms, whatever they may pledge at the negotiating table.
It began with a suicide blast at the entrance to Counterpart Internationals Afghanistan headquarters in the centre of Kabul, near the offices of the attorney general.
Five gunmen then raced inside the compound and battled special forces soldiers for more than six hours. About 200 people were evacuated from two buildings as the fighting raged.
Four of the dead were civilians and one was a policeman; 24 others were injured. Counterpart, which is based in the US and has operated in Afghanistan since 2005, said it was incredibly saddened by the attack and was working as quickly as possible to account for our staff. Their safety and security is our primary concern.
It was not immediately clear if any of the dead were employees of the organisation, which works with civil society in Afghanistan, including supporting womens rights and young Afghans.
A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said the group had been targeted because it carried out harmful western activities in Afghanistan, and one of its programmes was promoting open inter-mixing between men and women.
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, before the US-led campaign to topple them in 2001, they barred women from education and most work, and forced them to wear the burqa
By the time CNN figures out how to fit this story into one of their narratives it will be very old news.
Maybe try the bit about “Trump’s divisive rhetoric” having led to the attack?
when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, before the US-led campaign to topple them in 2001, they barred women from education and most work, and forced them to wear the burqa.
Islam has been that way for 1397 years.
We should have never tried to tame Afghanistan.
Many have tried, all have failed.
You can’t fix Islam
You can only avoid it and keep it a bay.
Do we have comments from CAIR or Ilhan Omar yet? Does she approve or oppose "open inter-mixing between men and women"?
If this isn't a CIA front, I'll eat my keyboard.
At this point were about 15 years overdue to exit from Afghanistan.
The place has been a dump since the Greco-Bactrians faded into history.
Chose the wrong spot to virtue signal, kiddies.
Not correcting you there, PGR88 . . . “You can’t fix Islam,” and you can’t fix stupid. “Gender equality” is stupid, stupid, stupid.
> This is a great example of annoying the natives. <
Attacks like these are heartbreaking. But you do make a very good point.
I once read an article about four Iraqi college students sitting in a Baghdad coffee house, minding their own business. It was about a year after the invasion.
Suddenly U.S. troops burst in, and shoved everyone up against the wall. Then everyone was searched. It turned out that the Americans had gotten some information about weapons being hidden in the coffee house. That info was bad.
Well, those four Iraqi students were so pissed off that they pooled their money, and bought some kind of grenade launcher. Then they fired it at an American vehicle.
From their website:
“The Counterpart family faced an attack on our cherished team members in Kabul, Afghanistan yesterday. We mourn the loss of the security guards from the Afghan police special forces who protected us. We will never forget their sacrifices. They will be forever etched in our memories and forever part of the Counterpart family.
We also witnessed the horrific violence inflicted on our team members during Ramadan, the most holy time in the Muslim calendar. We know this attack had nothing to do with Islam. It is instead borne of hatred and ignorance and darkness. Counterpart has always stood for inclusion and learning and light. We categorically reject this senseless violence.
We will not be cowed by cowardice. Our Counterpart team stands stronger today than ever before, bolstered by the unwavering support of our team members and our wider community who offered every assist. We can never repay that debt. Instead we will move forward in gratitude: stronger and more resilient than ever before.
My best wishes and thanks to our colleagues, partners, and friends in Afghanistan and around the world,
President & CEO”
“We know this attack had nothing to do with Islam.”
Talk about delusional...
I should not laugh at that headline, but it seems so Onion-ish!
I guess Ron White's right, You Can't Fix Stupid, but you can blow it up!
Seriously with that name and alleged mission it’s about as transparent as can be.
People without television will kill to defend their culture.
There is no point in doing anything for these people. We must abandon them to their own ways and accept that nobody is ever going to change them.
Move our stuff out, and burn what we can't take with us. Adios, Afghanistan.
The purpose of our original attack in Afghanistan was payback for 9/11. In 90 days we had decimated them. On day 91 we should have left lock-stock-and-barrel.
I am guessing that most of the people in this country don’t even remember what happened to the Soviets when they went into Afghanistan. You don’t teach history, no one learns from it.
Whats that verse from their holy writings?
The rock spoke saying to the faithful—There is an infidel hiding behind me, slay him .....
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