I’m constantly amazed there are people that are still opposed to our involvement in world war III. You would think that with incidents like this at least the teacher union would be supporting it.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Taliban insurgents have torched three schools in a restive southern province of Afghanistan, the latest attacks in the militants’ campaign against the U.S.-backed government and its efforts to promote education.
The three newly built schools, where 1,000 boys and girls studied, were gutted on Friday night in different parts of Nawa district in Helmand province, said provincial education chief Mohammad Qasim.
“I can say that the Taliban were behind this,” Qasim told Reuters on Saturday, adding that no one was hurt in the attacks.
Or maybe you could expect strong support from womens rights groups:
The Taliban banned girls from school during their rule, which ended when they were ousted by U.S.-led forces in late 2001 after the Islamists refused to hand over Osama bin Laden, architect of the September 11 attacks on the United States.
But it’s teachers in particular that should be able to see the issue most clearly:
Suspected Taliban gunmen dragged a teacher from his classroom and shot him at the gates of his school in December after he had ignored warnings to stop teaching boys and girls, officials said.
In a separate attack, also in December, gunmen shot and killed an 18-year-old male student and a guard at another school in Helmand. The gunmen opened fire on teachers and said they would be killed unless the schools were shut down, police said.
In Zabul province, also in the south, a teacher was dragged from his home and beheaded last month.
But what do I know? I’m just the weird guy that insists on thinking logically.