25 May 2012
Some 130 girls and three female teachers have fallen ill after "poisonous gas" was released in their school in northern Afghanistan, an official says.
The incident took place in a girl's high school in Taloqan, the capital of Takhar province. It was the third such incident within a month.
"The nearby hospitals and other health centres have received 130 students and three teachers who fainted due to inhaling some mysterious poisonous gas," Hafizullah Safi, head of the provincial public health department, told DPA.
This attack was committed to scare away girls from attending schools as Taliban is against education for girls, except religious education.
If this is true, and if it is ALSO true that Muslims were told "Utlub-al Ilma Lau Kaana Bis-Seen" [Learn even if you must travel to China], then the Taliban CANNOT BE MUSLIMS.
And if they must be Muslims, several of us who condemn this barbaric attack cannot righteously be.