The Taliban’s Mullah Omar
A similar threat has been made “” and carried out “” by jihadists in Kashmir. In Afghanistan, the Taliban is particularly upset that women may vote. From AFP, with thanks to Jean-Luc:
Taliban insurgents have threatened to kill Afghans if they vote in September elections, an intelligence official said yesterday.
The threats were carried in pamphlets distributed in Logar province close to the capital Kabul, the official said on condition of anonymity.
“We advise all Afghans not to risk their lives for attending the elections,” the pamphlets warned, according to the official.
“Women especially will face the death penalty if they try to take part in the elections. Husbands are responsible for the blood of their wives if they fail to stop them voting in elections.”