The Taliban has made good on its horrific promise to cut off the fingers of people with the tell-tale dye stains on their fingers after voting in the national elections. This does not surprise me about these extremists who believe any atrocity in the name of Allah is permitted. What astonishes me is that the Afghan government continues to use the dye technique when it allows for such retaliation.
The two women referenced in these reports showed extraordinary courage. They not only defied the Taliban to participate in democracy but they did so in in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar province. They showed greater courage than the cowards who commit this crime. It is of course no accident that these extremists selected two women as part of their treatment of females as virtual chattel under their perverted notion of a pure Islamic society.
Next time you are not sure of voting in one of our national elections due to the inconvenience, it may be a story to keep in mind.
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