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04 April 2009

Video of Taliban Flogging Stirs Anger in Pakistan



from Los Angeles Times by Mubashir Zaidi and Laura King

Face down before a crowd, the teenage shrieks and writhes, begging for mercy. But the three masked men holding her down merely tighten their grip while a fourth man whips her again and again.

The video of a 17-year-old being publicly flogged by the Pakistani Taliban in the Swat Valley has galvanized the nation, drawing protests from human rights groups, denunciations from the central government and expressions of revulsion from many Pakistanis.

[The taliban are making the same mistakes that AQI made in Iraq. Good. - Sarge]

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