Monday, 19 July 2010

Taliban loses head

It seems a Gurkha soldier in the British army, under heavy fire, cut off the head of a dead Taliban commander and took it back to HQ for identification purposes rather than the whole corpse. Now he is in all kinds of trouble because the Afghaslystanis are OFFENDED by the act. Presumably the offence is because
a) the individual was already dead, instead of alive, when his head was cut off
b) the knife used was sharp instead of blunt
c) no crowd of hysterical onlookers was around to shout Allahu Akbar
d) no cameras were there to make any fond home movies

The picture shows part of the "Tower Of Skulls" built in Niš in 1809 by the Turks from the skulls of 1000 Serbs beheaded in a beheading ceremony to the above strict Mussulmanic specifications. UNESCO is currently considering awarding “cultural heritage” status to this monument.