Posted by: becketfund | November 30, 2006

Afghanistan: Islamists Disembowel Man as Punishment for Teaching Girls

The Independent reports that Mohammed Halim, a schoolteacher from Ghazni, Afghanistan, was taken from his home and subsequently murdered by Islamists, as punishment for violating Taliban orders not to educate female students.  Halim is the fourth teacher to be murdered in Ghazni in recent months, and other teachers, including the director of education in the city, continue to receive death threats.  Schools in the area are closely monitored by the Taliban, who have threatened and beaten others they have found teaching girls.

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