Week 51: Villain – The Pakistan Taliban

by Ray_North on December 22, 2014

villain_2_iconThis Week’s Villains are the Pakistan Taliban.

Sigh.

This week’s choice for villain was particularly easy – last Tuesday the Paksitan Taliban entered a school, the Army Public School in Peshawar; there they beat teachers to death and executed children in a systematic and deadly attack that left 144 people, 132 of them children dead.

It is absolutely atrocious. It is absolutely horrific.

One boy described what had happened in his classroom:
“When he shot at me, I pushed back my head slightly. The bullet rubbed past my forehead. There was a slight burning sensation, but no real pain. But later when I touched my head, it was bleeding. The gunman probably took me for dead and walked on down the aisle, shooting boys and teachers. I saw him shoot our teacher Ms Hafsa three times in the back of the head.

Truly nightmarish.

The Taliban tried to justify it by saying that the Pakistani army was working with the Americans to bomb innocent children in Afghanistan (interestingly, the Afghan Taliban have distanced themselves from the atrocity) – but it’s nonsense, the type of rubbish that is proffered by the worst kind of oppressive bully prepared to say anything to mitigate or excuse his brutality – there is no excuse for the murder of children. None.

I hate these people – they are true villains.

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