Eight medical workers were gunned down by the Taliban last week in Afghanistan. One man was allowed to live. Why was this one man allowed to live when eight others were murdered in cold blood. You would think medical workers on a humanitarian mission to help Afghanistan people in need would stand a good chance of pleading their case to the Taliban. They spoke Farsi the language of their killers. It was their life mission to help those in Afghanistan with medical needs. The Taliban enforce one of the strictest interpretations of Sharia law ever seen in the Muslim world. Islam governs every decision of the Taliban. When the Taliban murdered Tom Little, an optometrist from Delmar, New York, they didn’t do it because of a language barrier. Mr Little spent 30 years working in Afghanistan and spoke fluent Dari. He would have no problem communicating with his attackers. My first reading of Fox news about this tragic event stated “The bullet-riddled bodies of five men, all Americans, and three women — an American, a German and a Briton — were found Friday in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, according to provincial police. Two Afghans were also killed in the attack, and one survived.”
The “one survived” is what caught my attention. What a lucky guy. “He must be some kind of Afghanistan Rambo”, I thought, as I imagined him running through the Afganistan mountains with a hunting knife in his mouth and and AK 47 in each hand. Then I read the true reason how this man escaped the murders. He told the police he recited verses from the Islamic holy book the Quran and told the attackers he was a Muslim. Wow! That explains it. It is all about Islam and murdering those who are non-believers. Just think how that would play out in America if there was a story about our soldiers stopping a group of suspected foreigner spy’s. One prays to “Our God” and quotes a few bible verses so he gets to live but the other 8 spy’s get shot dead on spot becasue they are from “that other religion”. What would the press think of this hypothetical? The press would crusify the religion and actions of such religious bigots, and offer no free pass like they have done for the Taliban. The bigger story in this tragic event is that it is all about Islam. The eight medical workers were killed in the name of Islam and the one worker escaped being murdered in the name of Islam.