December 10, 2006

Afghan jihadists gun down five, including two female teachers

Taliban "militants" barged into a house in a troubled eastern Afghan province and shot dead five members of the same family, including two female teachers, police said. The Taliban, toppled in late 2001, banned women from working during its 1996-2001 rule.

The Islamist "militants", now waging a bloody insurgency in parts of Afghanistan, have attacked and killed women working in government and for aid organizations. In September, armed "militants" killed Safia Amajan, former director of women's affairs in the volatile southern province of Kandahar.

Why the quotes around "militants"? The excerpt above is from an AP article, and to remind you, the term "militants" should be used when the armed faction kills the military of another armed faction. The term "terrorist" should be used when the armed faction kills an unarmed faction. But what would AP (Allies to the Prophet) know about reporting news truthfully?