Taliban kill (another) teacher

March 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm (assassination, crime, Education, fascism, Human rights, islamism, Jim D, misogyny, Pakistan, secularism, terror, thuggery, tragedy, women)

Shahnaz Nazli, a teacher at a girls’ school in the Northwestern Khyber district of Pakistan, was murdered earlier this week. Officially, the motorbike-riding  killers are “unknown” but they are clearly the same brand of  gynaephobic fascist bastards who tried to kill Malala Yousufzai. The killing was quite widely covered by the likes of CNN, but I could find nothing in the Guardian or on the main liberal-leftist websites.

Can it be that sections of the Western liberal-left have come to simply accept that this kind of thing is inevitable in certain cultures? Or that sections of the so-called “left” even harbour a degree of sympathy with the Taliban as some kind of “resistance” movement?

Maybe Nick Cohen has a point.

And this book is essential reading.

2 Comments

  1. Laban said,

    To be fair, I remember the Guardian reporting similar killings by the “mujahideen” (funded/armed by the US and UK) in the days when the Afghan government was pro-Soviet.

    “Can it be that sections of the Western liberal-left have come to simply accept that this kind of thing is inevitable in certain cultures?”

    Faux-naif doesn’t suit you. You know perfectly well that horrendous crimes can go (relatively) unreported if the wrong people commit them i.e. it doesn’t fit a dominant narrative.

  2. Modernity's Ghost said,

    Laban,

    Admit it, as a UKIP supporter, you give couldn’t damn how many teachers are killed in other countries, as long as “Johnny Foreigner” doesn’t do it in Britain.

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