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Taliban hold another public execution as thousands watch at a stadium in northern Afghanistan

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By RAHIM FAIEZ

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Thousands watched, in heavy snowfall. Says a lot about the mindset of medieval people.

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the brother of the murdered man shot the convict five times with a rifle, according to an eyewitness. 

two men convicted of stabbing their victims to death. Relatives of the victims fired guns at the two men, also at a sports stadium as thousands of people watched.

I can agree to this. If the suspects were 100% guilty, then I don't mind this eye-for-an-eye treatment by relatives.

The 35 lashings for adultry though, I'm not so keen on.

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Thousands came to enjoy it in heavy snow? So, just for my relaxation and entertainment: again, how many trillions has USA spent to eliberate and educate these people?

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It is their culture and all cultures are equal. Or so we are told.

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After over two years of negotiations, China recognised Bilal Karimi, a former Taliban spokesman, as an official envoy to Beijing, making Xi’s government the first in the world to do so since the group seized power in Afghanistan in 2021.

now i am not surprised why Taliban only friend is china.

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It's no mystery that these disgusting, medieval, and sadistic practices continue in Muslim countries, it's in their playbook after all.

Horrendous floggings, stoning, limb-amputations, public hangings and beheadings, even the standard wife-beatings are the norm for them.

The United Nations can protest as much as the rest of the normal free democratic countries of the world, but it won't change a thing, until the poor and deprived Muslim populations rise up in revolution against their blood-thirsty demonic leaders.

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Talking about an eye for an eye!!! the brother of the murdered man shot the convict five times with a rifle. Its there culture so who are we to say what they think and believe in is wrong. Just as every culture have their own customs and beliefs so why should we throw stones at a glass window thinking our glass won't break if they threw stones!

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Talking about an eye for an eye!!! the brother of the murdered man shot the convict five times with a rifle.

Nothing wrong with that, more disturbing is the people that came to watch. Vicarious desire.

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I've seen no racist comments on this site - I've read lots of comments from people who are rightly concerned about cruel and uncivilised practices, which they're perfectly entitled to do.

Best not to try and read 'racism' into stories where it doesn't exist.

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The United Nations has strongly criticized the Taliban for carrying out public executions, lashings and stonings since seizing power, and called on the country’s rulers to halt such practices.

As usual, the U.N. does nothing but whisper empty threats.

Someone kindly remind us the point of this useless organization that does nothing but suck up public funds?

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I've seen no racist comments on this site

Then you either haven't read many comments, or have a blind spot to racism. They are prevalent.

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As usual, the U.N. does nothing but whisper empty threats.

So should they have said nothing, or started a war? Which of these are you saying they should have gone to?

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In the US and other "civilized" countries, the executions are private. The executed person is dead. Audience or no audience the putting people to death seems a little over the top. In the US they are even experimenting of how to kill someone to find the best way to do it. "Hey, let's try this. Ugh, I guess that one won't do. Did you see how he grimaced in pain for 30 minutes? Gotta try a different way." Different cultures, different execution styles. How is one egregiously worse than the other?

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If a public execution happened in Japan in the middle of a snow storm, people would show up.

Please don't pretend the base of the heart that Freud expounded on does not exist in every society.

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Gene HennighToday 04:00 am JST

In the US they are even experimenting of how to kill someone to find the best way to do it.

Not out of choice: states aren't being sold the drugs for lethal injection. And the only way to evaluate something as complicated as an execution method is to try it out...

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The Saudis execute in public as do the Iranians.

And lets face it the options in Afghanistan for entertainment are pretty slim, music and kite flying are forbidden. The only other option is the all male parties with pre-pubescent dancing boys dressed as girls. I think I would go to the execution.

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Saudi beheadings are every Friday after prayers.

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I am opposed to capital punishment, but if you are going to do it, make it public.

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Also, canceling my vacation to Kabul in protest.

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