"President Hamid Karzai condemned the bombings as brutal and inhumane and said they 'cannot be justified by any religious faith.'"
Yet the Taliban, which Karzai has threatened to join, constantly invoke Islam to justify their actions.
This recalls the fact that last year, U.S. Muslim soldier Naser Abdo condemned the Fort Hood jihad massacre, calling it "an act of aggression by a man and not by Islam." This year, he attempted to pull off his own jihad mass murder at Fort Hood.
"Roadside Bombs Kill 19 Afghans, 2 NATO Personnel," from the Associated Press, July 29 (thanks to Bill):
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two roadside bombs killed 19 civilians Friday in southern Afghanistan as non-combatants increasingly fall victim to the fighting between Taliban insurgents and the U.S.-led coalition. A bomb also killed two NATO service members, the alliance said.
A minibus ran over a bomb in Nahri Sarraj district of Helmand province, setting off a blast that killed all 18 passengers, said Kamaluddin Sherzai, the province's deputy police chief.
"The mine was very powerful and destroyed the vehicle," he said. "They were all civilians. Some were children."
In the second blast, a farm tractor struck a mine in Garmser district, killing one civilian and wounding four others who were riding the vehicle, Sherzai said.
Police who responded to the minibus explosion came under fire from insurgents, but there were no casualties among the policemen.
President Hamid Karzai condemned the bombings as brutal and inhumane and said they "cannot be justified by any religious faith."