An American service member allegedly murdered 16 Afghan civilians in their homes. According to AP:
BALANDI, Afghanistan (AP) — President Hamid Karzai said a U.S. service member killed 16 people — nine of them children and three women — in a shooting spree Sunday that he condemned as “an assassination.”
Karzai demanded an explanation from the United States, adding new tensions to a relationship already severely strained over Americans burning Muslim holy books on a base in Afghanistan. The burnings sparked violent protests and attacks that left some 30 people dead. Six U.S. service members have been killed in attacks by their Afghan colleagues since the Quran burnings came to light, but the violence has just started to calm down.
“This is an assassination, an intentional killing of innocent civilians and cannot be forgiven,” Karzai said in a statement. He said he has repeatedly demanded the U.S. stop killing Afghan civilians.
American forces should not be in Afghanistan. Military occupation is a form of “diversity”, no less so than forced school “desegregation” or mass immigration. When you force people of different cultures/races together, inevitably some of them will die as a result. We don’t yet know the details of this latest atrocity, but there is little doubt that “cultural misunderstanding” played a part. There is also little doubt that Muslims throughout the world will protest loudly – something we don’t see them do when it is Muslims killing “infidels”.
The Associated Press also tells us of a rash of “EMO” murders in Iraq:
BAGHDAD (AP) — Young people who identify themselves as so-called Emos are being brutally killed at an alarming rate in Iraq, where militias have distributed hit lists of victims and security forces say they are unable to stop crimes against the subculture that is widely perceived in Iraq as being gay.
Officials and human rights groups estimated as many as 58 Iraqis who are either gay or believed to be gay have been killed in the last six weeks alone — forecasting what experts fear is a return to the rampant hate crimes against homosexuals in 2009. This year, eyewitnesses and human rights groups say some of the victims have been bludgeoned to death by militiamen smashing in their skulls with heavy cement blocks.
Mesopotamia is, for the most part, a conservative collection of nations. Forcing those nations together, into one political unit called “Iraq” has been a great misfortune for them. The mixing of Kurds and Arabs, Sunni and Shia, has been an underlying cause for the loss of countless lives for decades. Now alien Western cultural fads are being inserted into the mix. Needless to say, many Iraqis do not appreciate America’s cultural invasion; the military one is bad enough. Some of those Iraqis react the same way white blood cells react to infections in the blood: They attack the infection and try to eliminate it.
Homosexuals should not be hunted down and killed, but “EMO” must surely represent far more than homosexuality to those who oppose it. To dress like that publicly, in Iraq, must be tantamount to flying the enemy flag. It is a form of diversity and, in today’s context, it is an imposed diversity.
Since there is official recognition of anti-homosexual violence in Muslim countries, what should be the solution? As a nation, the U.S. should say “It’s not our problem.” It is not our job to identify every persecuted minority on Earth and then import them here. Doing so will only create hundreds of “persecuted minorities” within our own borders. Instead, private organizations should try to find solutions in those countries. They should work with local sympathizers to set aside safe havens for targeted people. Efforts to protect the albinos of Tanzania could serve as a model, though it is not a perfect one.