“Due process” equals summary execution. Sharia Alert. “Two women beheaded by militants in Pakistan,” from Agence France-Presse:
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Suspected Islamic militants beheaded two women accused of prostitution in northwestern Pakistan, police said Friday, in the latest case of Taleban-style justice in the region.
The bodies of the women in their 40s were dumped on the outskirts of the
conservative town of Bannu, near the Afghan border, a day after they were abducted by gunmen, district police officer Dar Ali Khattak.
Pro-Taleban militants in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province and its lawless tribal areas bordering Afghanistan are waging a violent campaign for the introduction of strict Sharia law.
A note left with the corpses accused the women of being involved in prostitution with the support of local officials, and warned others like them that they would be punished in the same way, Khattak told AFP.
Investigations were underway but it appeared that local militants who have been
blamed for a string of attacks on pro-government tribal elders and alleged spies for US forces in Afghanistan were responsible, he said.
“˜It is the first ever murder case where women were beheaded by suspected
militants,” Khattak added.