Men traveling in civilian clothes to find work, although they claim that many of them were soldiers. In any case, the beheadings are sanctioned by Qur’an 47:4, which tells Muslims to “strike at the necks” of the unbelievers — a verse routinely ignored by the televised pundits who have assured us repeatedly that the Qur’an says nothing about beheading.
“Taliban beheads bus passengers,” from Agence France-Presse, October 20:
TALIBAN militants hijacked a bus in southern Afghanistan last week and killed as many as 40 passengers, authorities said, although only six beheaded bodies were recovered by today.
A spokesman for the insurgent group confirmed the militia had seized the passenger bus in Kandahar province and said 27 on board were killed because they were soldiers.
The defence ministry denied they were troops.
Kandahar provincial police chief Mutihullah Khan Qatah said there were 50 passengers aboard the bus when it was ambushed on Friday in Maiwand district about 50km east of Kandahar city.
“Among them 10 people were released after they were said to be civilians. The rest of them were killed,” he said.
Six bodies were in the district clinic and about two dozen more were believed to be in a Taliban-controlled area, Mr Qatah said later.
“We are still trying to find them.”
The police chief said the men, all apparently aged between 20 and 25 and in civilian clothes, were from Kabul and travelling to Iran to seek work in the neighbouring country. Hundreds of Afghans work illegally in Iran….