Monday, April 9, 2007

Afghan translator for Italian journalist beheaded

Showing that the Muslim religion really is a peaceful religion, the captors of an Afghan translator have recently shown their hospitality can leave you speechless.

And we have idiots like Rosie talking about our treatment of enemy combatants at Gitmo. This poor guy was only a translator. Where is all the outcry from the anti-war crowd over this?

Ninny Pelosi and the anti-war crowd should take note as to the negotiating skills these peace loving people use to resolve issues.

From the AP, Persian Journal reports -

A kidnapped translator for an Italian journalist was beheaded on Sunday in southern Afghanistan, Afghan authorities and a purported spokesman for the Taliban said.

Ajmal Naqshbandi, a freelance journalist and translator, was kidnapped along with Daniele Mastrogiacomo of the Italian daily La Repubblica, and a driver in southern Helmand province on March 5. The driver, Sayed Agha, was beheaded, and Mastrogiacomo was released March 19 in a much criticized swap for five Taliban militants.

The Taliban made a similar demand in return for the release of Naqshbandi.

"We asked for two Taliban commanders to be released in exchange for Ajmal Naqshbandi, but the government did not care for our demands, and today, at 3:05 p.m., we beheaded Ajmal in Garmsir district of Helmand province," said Shahabuddin Atal, who claimed to be a spokesman for regional Taliban commander Mullah

Dadullah, known for his cruelty.

Sayed Ansari, a spokesman for Afghanistan's intelligence service, confirmed the killing and said that the Taliban executed Naqshbandi on behalf of al-Qaida. More....

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