In this CNN video of the well reported murder of a woman in Afghanistan, CNN does everything it can to scrub Islam as a motive and justification for this action out of it, to the extent that it is not just, not news. It is in fact misleading propaganda.
The fact that they use a fellow named Mohamed to talk about it I can live with. I don’t care who tells the truth about a thing I care that the truth is told. But not only did he not tell the truth about this event, but my feeling is they deliberately used someone named Mohamed to condemn this action to further create the impression that Islam is not a factor but actually something which condemns this kind of action.
When Mohamed says at 1:04 “they actually appeared to be cheering” he fails to mention that the ‘cheer’ was,
“Allah Hu Ackbar” and “long live the Afghan Mujahadeen” which of course means Muslim holy warrior.
Not including this information utterly transforms the nature of this event in the mind of the viewer. It makes it look just like a warped act by a few Afghans.
I can’t find raw video of the whole thing. But at least in the one below, you get a clearer impression of what took place.
I also have spoken to enough Afghan veterans that I even doubt these were ‘Taliban’ as much as they could have been any group of devout Muslims who did this for whatever reason they wanted to do it.
There have been many incidents of killing of people in Afghanistan that the Western media has reported as Taliban when in fact it was tribal, and sometimes for reasons we would even consider as rational and other times not.
The first casualty of war is truth. This much I accept. But if we lie to ourselves about the motives of the enemy, then it isn’t a war. It is a mass surrender.