Romeo And Juliet, Afghan Style

They were a young boy and a young girl who met in a small Afghan town, exchanged looks, exchanged words and eventually fell madly in love. Their families in true Romeo and Juliet style, disapproved of the two youngsters marrying which left them no recourse other than to elope and seek happiness in their love even though it meant abandoning family. However, this is Afghanistan, land of the Taliban and the Islamic thugs could not tolerate the idea of young people falling in love without permission of families. The two lovers were found by the Taliban and returned to their village in the Khash Rod district. According to Governor Ghulam Azad, “three Taliban mullahs brought them to the local mosque and they passed a fatwa(religious decree) that they must be killed. They were shot and killed in front of the mosque and killed.

In theory, eight years ago, the United States military defeated the Taliban and brought freedom to the young people of Afghanistan. The death of this young man and woman is certainly another example of the Bush, Mission Accomplished.

Related Posts