Taliban hang 8-year-old boy in southern Afghanistan

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KABUL (BNO NEWS) — Suspected members of the Taliban on Friday hung the 8-year-old son of a local police commander in southern Afghanistan after ordering his father to surrender, according to a news report on Saturday.

The Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) news agency reported that the young boy was kidnapped by militants in the Greshk district of Helmand province on Tuesday. They had ordered his father to surrender to the Taliban or else the boy would be executed.


“The militants had warned his father, who is a local police commander, to surrender with his police vehicle and weapons, otherwise they would kill his son,” provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi told DPA. The boy was hung on Friday.

While child executions by the Taliban are not common, children often fall victim to Taliban militants when they carry out attacks. But children have also been used by the Taliban as suicide bombers.

On May 1, four civilians were killed and 12 others were injured when a 12-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded market in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban however have denied that they use children to carry out their attacks.

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  • http://twitter.com/mamafox mamafox

    If there was ever any doubt just how evil the Taliban was, I would hope this would put the question to rest.

  • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

    He must have been a real evil criminal to be hung at 8.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Connie-Howard/100002078856769 Connie Howard

    It shows what kind of animalistic COWARDS they REALLY are!!! Send babies in for the slaughter, while they hide behind them. What MEN they are! They have brought evil to an all time HIGH!!! They are NOTHING less than Filthy PIGS!!!!!

  • Pbh Ibh

    JOIN THE LUTHERAN MILITIA , HELP AND FIGHT FOR GOD!
    http://www.wix.com/pbhibh/militia-osp   http://bishop-peter-becker.de

            Bishop Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Becker

  • Berlin1956

    STOP THE ISLAM, JOIN THE CHRISTIAN MILITIA, HELP – PRAY and FIGHT FOR GOD!
    http://www.wix.com/pbhibh/militia-osp    http://bishop-peter-becker.de

  • Mabank

    We need to get the Taliban more involved in the peace process. We shouldn’t condemn them. Violence is always a cry for help. They should get more power, like command the local police or something. That would be an act to show them that they are welcome in the society.
    [/sarcasm]

  • Sodahl

    What kind of drugs are you taking?

  • Ripleysbaz

     I get it. This is sarcasm, right.

  • ripley

    In my opinion, Religion is the most destructive; divissive and evil force in any culture. The defense of religious beliefs has created more hatred; violence; pain and suffering; murder; torture; wars; greed and sorrow than any other factor of human life. All because we humans can’t imagine living in a world where the only rules that govern our actions might come from our own concience (spelling ?).

  • Anonymous

    Religion without virtue is not religion.

    Western values without virtue are not values.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ccope.spartan C. Cope

    First of all, I am no fan of the Muslim religion and the moon god.

    But, I am curious about something. When the Taliban or name your jihadi group kills a young Muslim boy, or not so young Muslim man, we all get into a righteous anger. But, when a bomb or missile kills a whole family who is not a Jihad (I know, they are all Jihad by virtue of being Muslim … right?), we shrug it off, forget about it, do not get into a righteous anger, and call it collateral damage … YAWN. Does anyone think that the family members who were killed by the Taliban feel any
    different than the family members that was killed by one of our bombs?

    So lets just say that you grew up a Muslim in another land. Naw, scratch that…

    If your government became tyrannical and started to occasionally kill those who did not specifically follow its State religion, and the country of … Do Good … invaded this country to … free … you from your government oppressors … and one day you went to the local auto shop and came back and found a giant hole where your home used to be and pieces of your family were scattered every where … because those who came to … free you … put a missile on your house, how would you feel about your … saviors?

    Just curious.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W53VCIEZ7H6JVMTMD6O2SWVNHU Abner

    You’re an idiot.

  • Alan James

    OK call me crazy but I thought this was a peaceful and loving cult? I would love to see Shria Law in T E X A S,,,,They say “Dont’ mess with Texas” as a motto about littering. Bring is islamic cult into town? Damn! I am going to be long gone and you will still be looking for 79 virgins and follow your cult lead, Muhammad, in having sex with a nine year old? REALLY WTF?

  • Anonymous

    To C Cope. I can’t believe people like you. I wish you could go into the South of Afghanistan and talk to the people.

    First, they would literly shake. You can stand there and watch them shake. Do you think they would talk to you or tell you the truth about the number of civilians killed in his little village – by the Taliban?

    When America pulls out of Afghanistan, decent, poor Afghanis will be brutally killed day after day. The population is exploding. 42% of the children in Pakistan, are under 14 years - I have no stats available for Afghanistan - However, their population also explodes. When these children grow into adults, what will they do for work?

    The Taiban can be mopped up? Maybe right now, but Jihad never ends.

    There are always Westerners like you who pat yourself on the back bacause they think they are so humane.

    Thinking like yours is what gets people killed. Evil is evil and that is just that. If you can excuse, in any way, the hanging of an 8 yr. old boy, I doubt you are as humane as you would like others to believe.

    What needs to happen is the evil Mullahs who distort Islam and tell Taliban ‘soldiers’ it’s all right to use children. ‘God provides a ‘soldier with what he needs, whether it’s sticks at the side of the road to build a fire or a very young child to take a bag to ’that nice policeman’ and then blow her to pieces.

    But even that won’t work. When we are dealing with cruel fanatics is there ever an answer except more killing? The Jihad will never end???

    The Taliban live among the people so if they are killed innocents have to go too. Also, they travel with their wives and children.

    Never mind. People who think they are so understanding and humane should just be left alone.

    Meanwhile, I can’t get the picture of a sobbing 8 year old who fights and cries for his Mother, as they put a rope around his neck, out of my mind. Perhaps they drugged him and he was hung while he was sleeping. Somehow, that brings no comfort.

    Evil is evil. All is not relative. Tell me all you humane people out there. Would we even be in Afghanistan had the late Mr. bin Laden chose to do what he did on 9/11? Why can’t you lay the dead at the feet of Mr. bin Laden and his cruel followers where they belong?

  • Useyourbrain

    Ok…lets hear your Genius solution buddy because lets face it no matter what we do for these people they, and everyone else in this world will still hate us and Im sure they wouldn’t like your solution either. The bottom line is that were dealing with a mess that cant and will never be fixed…people are going to die over there in massive amounts FOREVER…and they will never figure it out. I think its time for everyone to face reality instead of  being so stupid… war is part of there life and their religion it always has and will continue to be. Unfortunately Good people will die whether we do something or nothing. 

  • theconservative

    this is the kind of thinking that will end the US as we know it…

  • Useyourbrain

    Well your opinion is ignoran.This sounds like the same point of view as Hitlers and look how that turned out.

  • Berlin1956

    Stop the Islam, Islam= TERROR! We must secure and help all our christian brothers and sisters in the world. The world need a christian Militia, the world needs us! Join and help us, be a soldier of the MILITIA! http://www.wix.com/pbhibh/militia-osp   http://bishop-peter-becker.de
                 Bishop Dr. h.c.mult. Peter Becker

  • hopepeace

    They are Dajjal, so called muslims but devils. They want to proof that these are the things Muhammad (PBUH) did. Butchers. One thing is true as Great Historian Ibne-e-Khaldoon said Nations built when they are morally good and vanished when they become extremist. Many nations has been destroyed in same way. We cannot hear their name.
    I solute this brave boy who sacrifice his life for his nations. This example will be the role model for others.

  • hopepeace

    There is one another boy of age around 10 along with his father has been kidnapped some days earlier belong to Pakistan. Many other Ahmadies also kidnapped. This community also in trouble due to these elements in Pakistan, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

  • Chronos1771

    The whole reason the Taliban exists and thrives is because of the instability brought by western counter-communism efforts. The United States knowingly funded and trained MANY obvious religious extremists and now we are reaping what we sow.