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"We have the Islamic right to kill these journalists and media"

So says a Taliban commander in Afghanistan. The Taliban isn't pleased about the news reports that NATO killed 200 terrorists and is threatening to kill journalists who refuse to report pro-Taliban propaganda:

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan The top Taliban military commander on Monday said that NATO's claims to have killed more than 200 insurgents over the weekend were propaganda and warned that his men would target journalists who reported "wrong information" given by the U.S.-led coalition or NATO.

"They are saying that they have killed 200 Taliban but they did not kill even 10 Taliban," said Mullah Dadullah, Taliban military commander for south and southeastern Afghanistan. "They are just destroying civilian homes and agricultural land. They are using the media to do propaganda against the Taliban."

Dadullah spoke to The Associated Press in a satellite phone call from an undisclosed location. The reporter has spoken to him in the past and recognized his voice.

"From today, I want to tell journalists that if in future they use wrong information from coalition forces or NATO we will target those journalists and media," Dadullah said. "We have the Islamic right to kill these journalists and media."

First, al Qaeda tells Americans to convert to Islam or die. Now the Taliban tells journalists to broadcast pro-Taliban propaganda or die. This is simply a small taste of what life will be like if we don't destroy the Islamofascists who are working to force their religion and their way of life on all of us.

Hat tip: Right Wing News


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Comments (14)

Frankly, I wouldnt care if ... (Below threshold)

Frankly, I wouldnt care if they started killing the journalists....The journalists are becoming the new "lawyers" ie in terms of jokes....like what do you call 1000 journalists in the bottom of the ocean...a good start....things like that. They have zero credibility, IMHO.

Yeah? Well, do we have the... (Below threshold)

Yeah? Well, do we have the Zoroastrian right to let their bodies rot where they fall, rather than taking the trouble to clean up the battlefield?

Sadly, there are plenty of ... (Below threshold)

Sadly, there are plenty of journalists that would convert so as to get 'access'.

Right diagnosis for what ma... (Below threshold)
Stev Crickmore:

Right diagnosis for what may (or probably will) occur in Afganhistan, Iraq, Syria,etc..but the wrong strategy to try to destroy 'Islamofascism' .
"President George W. Bush's recent comment that the United States is battling "Islamic fascists" has crystallized a widespread sense that the "war on terror" is a war on Islam".
I think extremist Islam might burn itself out, the way Communism did, if the Taliban like groups are given enough opportunites and rope to demonstrate to the Muslim world their pre- medieval barbaric practices; and provided they aren't exporting terrorism to the West, there is no point to continue raising the stakes.

This isn't the only occurra... (Below threshold)

This isn't the only occurrance of this recently.

And I don't believe it is a coincidence after Centanni and Wiig's mock conversions. In the eyes of the Islamofascist, they saw men who would sacrifice their beliefs to save their lives while the Islamofascists fancy themselves as willing to die for their beliefs.

They now see other reporters as weak too. It doesn't matter whether Centanni & Wiig are or are not weak. In the terrorist perceptions, they were. That has invited further aggression towards other journalists.

Whether Centanni and Wiig did the right thing, I don't know. But the option they chose was not consequence free.

Steve:Communism, i... (Below threshold)


Communism, in the process of "burning itself out," took about 10 million innocent people with it. We can't allow radical Islam the same opportunity at a scorched earth before it dies out - if it ever does.

And we can't even hold some... (Below threshold)

And we can't even hold someone at Guantanamo without being considered uncivilized.

Steve: Just consider our e... (Below threshold)

Steve: Just consider our efforts as a plan to help facilitate that "burn out".

This story is timely. Last... (Below threshold)
the wolf:

This story is timely. Last night Keith Olbermann, taking time out from stalking Bill O'Reilly, went to great lengths to excoriate Bush for stating that bin Laden was launching a "media campaign to create a wedge between the American people and their government." Of course, Olbermann in his usual paranoic state took this to mean that Bush was linking the media to terrorists (which requires a rather bizarre leap of logic). Naturally, the president simply meant that terrorists were/are using sophisticated methods of propagandizing their efforts. This statement from the Taliban that they will cow the media into submission tends to support Bush's claim.

Stalin's "Great Purge" mass... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Stalin's "Great Purge" massacred, according to scholars, anywhere between 1 and 100 million. Split the difference and you get 50 million.

Mao's "Great Leap Forward" reaped 14-20 million from starvation. And hundreds if not millions more during the 'Great Revolution'. That's not even taking into account the untold thousands if not millions that have "disappeared" since then.

Yes, by all means, let's wait until Islamofascism "burns itself out". After all, what good are possibly 70 million people except putting an unnecessary chokehold on world resources.

/bitter sarcasm tag off

Not to put to fine a case ... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Not to put to fine a case on any comparison between Communism and 'Islamofascism' beyond the fact they are totalitarian systems, but the Soviet Union did collapse under its own weight and internal contradictions, and the system under Mao was also discredited from within, and has changed beyond recognition. I'm sure if we had invaded the Soviet Union lets say in 1947, or China in 1951 we would have the same lack of success we are having in Iraq. My preference is simply for a 'cold war' in the middle east, rather than the hot one Bush and Cheney seem to be pushing.

Not to put to fine a cas... (Below threshold)

Not to put to fine a case on any comparison between Communism and 'Islamofascism' beyond the fact they are totalitarian systems, but the Soviet Union did collapse under its own weight and internal contradictions

No, it just went broke trying to compete.

and the system under Mao was also discredited from within, and has changed beyond recognition.

Provide examples of this. Because there isn't an appreciable difference. Tianammen demonstrated that. Just because they aren't presently slaughtering millions upon millions does not mean they won't do so. Hell, their child policies are still one of the biggest crimes in the world.

My preference is simply for a 'cold war' in the middle east, rather than the hot one Bush and Cheney seem to be pushing.

Yes. A Cold War. That is SUCH a good plan.

Hmm, except who do we deal with when dealing with terrorist groups? They aren't a government, right?


Mutually Assured Destruction is a poor plan in this situation.

Crickmore,Cold wars ... (Below threshold)

Cold wars only work when neither side is willing to take the war hot.
Do you think groups like Al-Queda were looking to initiate a cold war when they:
Bombed the WTC
Bombed the USS Cole
Bombed the Marine barracks in Beirut
Crashed jet liners into the WTC
Bombed Madrid
Bombed London's tube

SCSIwuaay..another time we ... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

SCSIwuaay..another time we can continue this argument. For now I will just echo what Juan Cole said today "Al-Qaeda and similar tiny terrorist organizations around the world, in Saudi Arabia, the UK, France, Algeria, Pakistan, India, etc. Often consist of cells of 4-8 persons not in direct contact with traditional al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda is proven dangerous, and should be combatted by good police and counter-terrorism work. But it is small and mostly disrupted or under surveillance. If its ideology were so challenging to Bush, then he should shut up those videotapes by capturing Bin Laden and Zawahiri. He has not done it."






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