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Friday, January 06, 2006

Teacher Beheaded in Afghanistan

From the Washington Post:

Extremists broke into the home of a headmaster of an Afghan school and beheaded him while forcing his wife and eight children to watch, the latest in a spate of attacks blamed on the Taliban that have forced many schools to close.
The insurgents contend that educating girls defies the tenets of Islam, and they oppose government-funded schools for boys because they teach subjects besides religion. The Taliban militia was ousted from power in the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. Four armed men stabbed Malim Abdul Habib, 45, eight times before decapitating him in the courtyard of his home in the town of Qalat late Tuesday, according to a provincial government spokesman and a cousin of the victim.
Habib was headmaster and a teacher at a high school attended by 1,300 boys and girls in Zabol province, which borders Pakistan and is a hotbed of Taliban militancy.

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--Tom Hayes


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