A Muslim cleric opposed to the Taliban would be a hypocrite in the eyes of the Taliban, and thus licit to be murdered according to Islamic law. From AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A bomb from a suicide attacker tore through a southern Afghanistan mosque during Wednesday’s funeral for a Muslim cleric opposed to the Taliban, killing at least 20 people, and the local governor said an al-Qaida-linked militant was responsible.
At least 42 people were wounded.
The attack “” which came on the heels of a major upsurge in rebel violence in recent months including assassinations, near-daily clashes with rebels and the kidnapping of an Italian aid worker “” further raised fears that militants here were copying the tactics of insurgents in Iraq….
Kandahar Gov. Gul Agha Sherzai said the suicide bomber’s body had been found and he was part of Osama bin Laden’s terror network.
“The attacker was a member of al-Qaida. We have found documents on his body that show he was an Arab,” Sherzai told reporters.