The Taliban play soccer
|Ghazi Stadium under the Taliban|
For years[under the Taliban], Kabul's Ghazi Stadium was notorious not for hosting sporting events, but for the executions, stonings, and mutilations carried out there by the Taliban. Its playing field was so blood-soaked, it was whispered, that even grass would not grow there.
An athlete recalls what it was like using the stadium then:
"We did some warm-ups and went to do some shooting practice. When I lifted a barrel that was in the middle of the pitch, I found six amputated hands," Isaq says. "When I saw them it really affected me. I left the training session and the stadium and went home. I felt sick for one or two weeks."
But the Taliban still play their own version of soccer.
Is it okay with Theresa Sparks and the Human Rights Commission if I call these guys "savages"?
Labels: Islamic Fascism