January 14, 2011: Killing of female cop in Pakistan

On January 14, 2011 the Taliban, armed with assault rifles, broke into the home of a female police officer, killing her and four relatives.

TOOTKAS, PAKISTAN – It never ceases to amaze – and disgust – us the lengths to which jihadi misogyny goes.

Oh the Taliban, those paragons of equality! NOT!

I find it very curious that some seem to think that these terrorists, who now run Afghanistan, have ‘changed’, becoming somehow different, a ‘Taliban 2.0‘. I am not sure if this is willful thinking, a desire to hope the best for Afghanistan or just a naive swallowing of the group’s propaganda.

From my vantage point the Taliban are the same bunch of Islamist extremists the have been for three decades or thereabouts. Sure, they are not killing to the same extent they once did, but then again they don’t have to, do they? They own the store!

A gentler, kinder form of terrorism (Photo: By bluuurgh – Own work, Public Domain)

One thing that has not gone away at all is their misogyny. They continue to trample on the rights of women, whether it is firing female journalists or ‘beheading’ mannequins that show the female form. Once, however, they did kill anyone of the fairer sex who ‘strove beyond their limits’.

On this day in 2011

The Taliban, armed with assault rifles, broke into the home of a female police officer, Shamshad Begum, and killed her and four relatives (her two sons, her daughter and a daughter-in-law). She had received threats from militant groups since she joined the police force.

We killed Malalai Kakar.

Taliban statement after they killed Afghanistan’s highest ranking female officer in 2008

Big strong Taliban kill a cop and her kids. Wow, bravery beyond imagination. NOT!

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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