Shock Video: Journalist Films Taliban Execution of Two Women for Prostitution

Afghan journalist Rahmatullah Naikzad has released a videotape of the kidnapping and execution of two women, shown below, for their alleged involvement in a prostitution ring. The video is graphic and the viewer can hear that at least one woman screaming. It is another example of the barbarism still carried out by the Taliban under Sharia law. It is also more evidence of the return of the Taliban in a surge of its own in Afghanistan.

The execution occurred on July 12th and the photographer was later arrested on allegations of having Taliban ties after he turned himself in. Naikzad insists that he cleared the trip with Associated Press after he was contacted by Taliban representatives (who guaranteed his safety). The Taliban accused the women of corrupting “pure girls and women” and β€œindulged them in immoral acts.”

While some bloggers have suggested that Naikzad is working for the Taliban for propaganda purposes, it is a propaganda victory that only the Taliban would relish. Civilized people around the world will be shocked by the continued application of medieval standards by their religious extemists. It also reinforces those who view Afghanistan as the legitimate war as opposed to Iraq.

For the video, click here (WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

For an interview with the journalist, click here.

20 thoughts on “Shock Video: Journalist Films Taliban Execution of Two Women for Prostitution”

  1. “know you all know why were over in these god forsaken places to kill these basterdes”

    No, it was to get a pipeline through their country. The whole deal fell through in early 2001. The Afghans knew we were going to attack, bush gave an ultimatum, that gave an option between streets paved with gold or bombs. I guess they decided to get their licks in while they could, that attack is now what we call “911.”

    Read “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” by the PNAC to see the real reason we are in Iraq.

    Anyway, if the Iraqi parliament doesn’t sign the SOFA, which appears they won’t, it will be illegal for our troops to patrol the streets come Dec 31 2008. They will either have to stay in their bases or leave.

  2. I would like to thank you Mr Turley for your notes on Saudi Arabia. Most people in the USA and elsewhere do not know what a backward,(I would say mediaeval – but people like Salaladin during the Crusades were models of tolerance compared to the present Saudi elite) intolerant, self-righteous lot the Saudi elite are. Many of your readers may not know thta, apart from their disgusting attitudes, the Saudi elite also have many doublt standards with regards to Christians, Buddhists, and all other religions. This is well expressed by a very brave Saudi at Some choice statements. ‘We abuse the non-Muslims living and working in Saudi Arabia all the time, especially the Christians and the jews.We call them grandsons of pigs and monkeys. We say this openly, everywhere, particularly in mosques. We do not respect any religions except Islam. This is the Saudi official policy. No non-mulsim could ever be awarded with Saudi citizenship. Infidels living in Saudi Arabia cannot build their own schools. I hear people’s (Saudi) conversation, and they are in praise of Bin Ladin’s murder of infidels. Today, muslims are seeking apology for a dead man (Muhammed) from the government of Denmark. My question is: who really deserve and apology – Muslims or the non-Mulims around the world?’
    Why, apart from the oil, are we still talking to the vicious, undemocratic, murderous maniacs who comprise the Saudi elite. And why do we let them build mosques in our countries when they deny even basic rights to all other religions in theirs.

  3. Bush and McCain couldn’t find their own asses with a mirror and a flashlight. So the WMD are taking a loooong time to discover but as soon as they find them, they’ll head over to Afghanistan, if they don’t trip over the “Iraq Pakistan border” first.

  4. bushbacker100percent:

    “know you all know why were over in these god forsaken places to kill these basterdes”

    Must be very gratifying to be one of the remaining 19% who still agree with this President. And you are a true believer too, at 100% approval for everything he’s done from Mission Accomplished to Katrina to padding the bank accounts of his fat-cat oil buddies–very impressive indeed (hey as a 100%’er do you get a discount at ExxonMobil?). And how special for you. Let me pay you a compliment. From your comment and diction I must say that you remind me of our President in every way. Hey, are you writing from the White House? Are Laura, Ms. Beazley & Barney there with you? Come on now!

  5. bushbacker100percent
    1, July 19, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    know you all know why were over in these god forsaken places to kill these basterdes

    I’m sorry, but was there a sentence in there somewhere?


    Or a coherent thought even?

  6. know you all know why were over in these god forsaken places to kill these basterdes

  7. Hey Martha…just a quick question.

    Are we ninnies because we think Iraq was a hairbrained idea?


    Or are we ninnies because we addressed the actual topic of this thread..instead of like you, who addressed Iraq on a thread in Afghanistan?

    Just checkin…

  8. martha h
    1, July 18, 2008 at 11:26 pm
    rafflaw and bartlebee: two ninnies without clues.

    uuh…ninnie 1 to ninnie 2…


    come in ninnie 1…over.

  9. Mr. Turley:

    The story that you link to makes no claim that photographer Rahmatullah Naikzad was “arrested on allegations of having Taliban ties,” as your post states.

    He voluntarily went to the authorities; was questioned over a two-day period; and has agreed to return for further discussion.

    An AP news story about this matter can be found here:

    Thank you.

    Paul Colford
    AP Director of Media Relations

  10. Iraqis Differ on Obama’s Plans

    As Candidate’s Visit Nears, Residents Worry on Troop Pullout

    Washington Post Foreign Service
    Saturday, July 19, 2008; Page A07

    BAGHDAD, July 18 — As Sen. Barack Obama prepares for his first ever visit to Iraq, Iraqis are worried over his plan to withdraw U.S. combat troops in 16 months should he be elected president.

    “Iraq will be in hell, and we will find ourselves at the gates of civil war,” said Maied Rashed al-Nuaemi, a provincial council member in Mosul, a city in northern Iraq where Iraqi forces are battling the Sunni insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq. “The American presence in Iraq is the safety valve to keep this country quiet. If they withdraw, that will lead to calamity.”

    Perhaps more than any country in the world besides the United States, Iraq finds that its future is at stake in the presidential elections this November. And the single most important question Iraqis have for the next president is: How long will U.S. forces remain?

    While most Iraqis are against what they see as the continuing U.S. occupation, many also view the U.S. military as a bulwark against militias and extremists, as well as the growing regional influence of Iran.

    In polls, a majority of Iraqis say they want U.S. forces to leave, but only a tiny minority say they want the forces to leave immediately.

    Some of the more than two dozen Iraqis interviewed for this article said Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is naive in wanting to withdraw U.S. combat troops by the summer of 2010.

    “I think that Obama talks more than what he can accomplish, because reality differs from promises and dreams,” said Um Mohammed, 60, an engineer in Baghdad who declined to give her full name. “I think it is just a camouflage to reach the presidential chair.”

    Mohammed Sulaiman, 56, a retired government employee in Baghdad, said: “The proposal of Obama to pull out the troops by summer 2010 is foolish. If the United States withdraws from Iraq, I think its credibility among the international countries would collapse.”

    Most Iraqis interviewed appeared wary of setting a specific timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops, although Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and senior politicians have said they want such a commitment from the Bush administration.

    “We need more training, as well as new and developed weapons and supplies. We also need modern and developed technology. The U.S. forces should withdraw gradually so our Iraqi forces can fill the gaps that the American forces will leave,” said Brig. Gen. Najim Abdullah, spokesman for the Iraqi National Police. “As to a timetable, I don’t think we should specify it now, because it is related to the logistical support and the ability of our Iraqi forces to handle their responsibility.”

    Several Iraqi army commanders said the country’s security forces would not be ready to stand on their own for at least several years.

    “Now we are only fighting the insurgency in our country, and we still need the support” of U.S.-led coalition forces, said Maj. Gen. Habeeb al-Husaini, commander of the Iraqi army’s 14th Division, whose forces control the cities of Amarah, Samawah and Nasiriyah in southern Iraq. “So how about if we want to defend the country from the external threats?”

  11. Two more sad reasons why we shouldn’t have gone to Iraq. This story reminds me too much of the Kite Runner. Good book, but the Taliban and their draconian “laws” are an affront to civilized society. Just like torture is.

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