“When ye meet the unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks…” — Qur’an 47:4
But these were not unbelievers, they were fellow Muslims! Yes, but since they were working for the Afghan police, they were considered apostates or heretics, and thus fair game.
NATO forces in Afghanistan say militants have beheaded six Afghan police officers in northern Baghlan province.
A NATO statement said the killings occurred late Tuesday during an insurgent attack on a school, clinic and local government building. The statement said police successfully repelled the assault, but that during the attack, insurgents overran a police checkpoint and killed the officers. The alliance condemned the incident as “brutal” and “barbaric.”…