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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2006

    Taliban spokesman studies terrorism at Yale

    Oh, there are so many ironies here, it is difficult to even know where to begin with this one. From the New India Press:

    Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, a former Taliban spokesperson, who has the dubious distinction of having come in contact with terror mastermind Osama bin Laden has joined a non-degree course, which includes a class on terrorism.

    (Bin Laden was not a "terrorist mastermind", he was a terrorist financer)
    However, with time, doubts started creeping into Hashemi's mind about the various customs of the Taliban, including checking the lengths of beards and thrashing women with leather straps and herding crowds into the Kabul soccer stadium to witness lashings amputations and executions. "I felt better not being distinguished," he said.

    After the Taliban regime fell, Karzai administration invited him to work for the government, but he feared for his safety in Kabul. When a friend suggested that he apply to Yale, Hashemi jumped at the chance and soon got the clearance he needed and flew to New York.

    (That's nice of America isn't it, allowing a member of the "evil regime" to go over there and study terrorism. Perhaps when he's finished his studies he can go and visit other former members of the regime, held at Bagram, and elsewhere and let them know that they should have gone to America, one of many universities there would have welcomed them with open arms.)

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