It never ceases to amaze me that there are religiously insane people out there. They are all over the globe, all worshiping their own version of “god.”
What really gets me though, are those who think it’s okay to kill others that don’t agree with their definition of god. The Taliban get a lot of press, but it’s everywhere. I don’t see any difference between the Taliban and the other religious zealots throughout the world.
You’ve got nut jobs in the U.S. who think it’s okay to kill doctors who perform abortions. How is this different from the Taliban, who kill people that don’t subscribe to their particular definition of Allah?
Human beings have been killing in the name of god throughout history. The ignorant are being manipulated by those who aspire to greed and power. Catholic, Protestant, Mormon, Jew, Muslim, ad nauseum.
It always comes back to money and power, and the foot soldiers are those poor ignorant wretches who have given their reasoning over to “spiritual leaders,” who then manipulate them as they will.
It is sickening, whether it takes place in the Persian Gulf, Europe, Afghanistan, or the U.S.A.