Why would they do this? Did they convert to Christianity and read the Book of Joshua, which at least one brilliant observer has told us is “more violent” than the Qur’an? No, they beheaded him because they believed he was an “American spy,” and thus worthy of being classed with the unbelievers and beheaded in accord with Qur’an 47:4.
“Clashes kill six cops in Afghanistan,” from the Peninsula On-line, with thanks to DFS:
Meanhwhile, Pakistani Taleban fighters beheaded a tribal cleric accused of being a US spy in the Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan, a security official in the restive tribal region said.
The body of Maulana Salahuddin, 45, was found yesterday on a road between North and South Waziristan, two semi-autonomous regions regarded as hotbeds of support for al Qaeda and the Taleban fighting Nato, US and Afghan forces across the border.
A note pinned to the cleric’s body described him as an American spy, the security official said. The corpse was sprayed with bullets after the beheading, he added.