17 Beheaded in Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan for Attending Wedding Party with Dancing

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Insurgents beheaded 17 civilians in a Taliban-controlled area of southern Afghanistan, apparently because they attended a dance party that flouted the extreme brand of Islam embraced by the militants, officials said Monday.

The killings, in a district where U.S. Marines have battled the Taliban for years, were a reminder of how much power the insurgent group still wields in the south — particularly as international forces draw down and hand areas over to Afghan forces.

The victims were part of a large group that had gathered late Sunday in Helmand province’s Musa Qala district for a celebration involving music and dancing, said district government chief Neyamatullah Khan. He said the Taliban slaughtered them to show their disapproval of the event.

All of the bodies were decapitated but it was not clear if they had been shot first, said provincial government spokesman Daoud Ahmadi.

Information was only trickling out slowly because the area where the killings occurred is largely Taliban controlled, Khan said. The Taliban spokesman for southern Afghanistan could not be reached for comment.

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  • 1_Eddie_1

    Sadly, this is a literal meaning to losing your head on the dance floor. What savages. Pray for them.

  • reggiec

    Sharia law and the religion of peace. There are also the Christians being crucified in Egypt my Muslims and the recent beheading of a man who refused to renounce his Christianity. But now we have several groups, including black christians, supporting the present occupant of the White House who has openly invited the Muslim Brotherhood into the peoples house and the Democratic Convention.

    • reggiec

      should read “by Muslims” not “my Muslims”

  • JaniceSix

    The Taliban are animals and evil to the bone.

  • rick

    so, how many years there now?? how many american boys & girls have died there?? since McCrystal refused to take orders from the illegal alien, how many traitor generals have led the U.S. to this?? how many NEW islamic states have been created by the lifelong muslim, barry soetoro?? wow, well maybe gen. allen thinks the stress on the taliban, in TALIBAN controlled AFGHANISTAN, might be the cause of these dancing afghan’s demise. anybody here in bizarro america, just wanna SCREAM?

    • Matt

      If you oppose the President’s foreign policies, do so for REAL reasons and not because of made up ones like he isn’t a US citizen or that he is a “secret Muslim” or any other such silly lies. All that happens when people say such things (and to the extent such comments are tolerated) is that it makes people who oppose the President’s policies for real reasons look like loons by being associated with people who say such thing. And to add to this, you now accuse U.S. military leaders of being traitors.

      Your comments should not be tolerated by anyone on this site and seriously doubt that Mr. Miller would approve of them either.

    • ComDog66

      My son-in-law just went over last week. Why he’s there we’ll never know. Stupid, endless war. Bring our boys home! and let the Muslims dance and kill each other!

  • nuking the entire region would be a nice cleansing. first get our armies out, then ka bom….no more problems.