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90 Afghan Schoolgirls Poisoned in 'Taliban Gas Attack'

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90 AFGHAN SCHOOLGIRLS POISONED IN 'TALIBAN GAS ATTACK'

By Jerome Starkey, Independent UK

The incident is the third attack on a girls' school in three

weeks, raising fears about increasingly vicious methods to

terrorize girls.

http://www.alternet.org/rights/139996/90_afghan_schoolgirls_poisoned_in_%27taliban_gas_attack%27/

Of the 90 girls from the Qazaam school admitted to hospital, at least five slipped briefly into comas, officials in Kapisa province, northeast of the capital, said. Six teachers and at least two other staff were also admitted.

It was the third such attack against a girls' school in Afghanistan in as many weeks, raising fears that the Taliban are resorting to increasingly vicious methods to terrorize young women out of education. Police officials blamed Taliban sympathizers but the insurgents' spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid denied any involvement. "Harming children is not the work of holy warriors," he said. "We absolutely reject this."

but denying women education is kool with you asshole

Last November, men on motorbikes used water pistols to squirt acid in girls' faces as they walked to school on the outskirts of Kandahar. More than a dozen girls and several teachers at the Mirwais School for Girls had the acid thrown in their faces and one was so badly disfigured she had to go abroad for treatment. The attacks caused such distress and fear that many parents kept their girls at home for several weeks but most have since returned to school, vowing not to be intimidated.

The Taliban denied involvement in the acid attacks too but police claimed the men were paid by insurgents hired by rogue elements within the Pakistani intelligence agency. President Hamid Karzai, seemingly intent on avoiding any confrontation with Pakistan over the matter, subsequently denied there had been any Pakistani involvement.

Women's education was banned under the Taliban, and girls' schools are routinely torched or closed in areas where the insurgents hold sway. Prior to the acid attacks, the Taliban had strengthened their grip in the Mirwais area and other districts close to Kandahar and posters had started appearing warning local people not to let their daughters go to school.

This is where religion leads humanity, delusional maniacs on a fantastical crusade.

again the many suffer because of the narcissistic stupidity of a few.


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Fear of gas attacks keeps Afghan girls home

Few students return to school after apparent attack with poison

MUHMUD RAQI, Afghanistan - Only a few dozen of about 570 female students attended class in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday after an apparent attack with poison gas sickened more than 80 girls this week.It was the third apparent poisoning at a girls school in about two weeks. No one has claimed responsibility for the poisonings, but Education Ministry officials say they believe it is a series of poison gas attacks by militants who want to keep girls home from school.

The Taliban and other conservative extremist groups in Afghanistan who oppose female education have been known to target schoolgirls. Under the Taliban's 1996-2001 regime, girls were not allowed to attend school.

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people that deny other ppl rights and liberties should all fucking commit suicide so we can stop wasting our resources on them. They obviously don't understand the potential inside of each individual. They have no love or respect for freedom and equality. Assholes stuck in the dark ages don't deserve to live in our 21st century.

Kill them all so the rest of us have a chance to save ourselves and our world:bingo: Here's to hoping Obama's new for pol involves turning sand into glass :)


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