Yale's Talibani, Christian Killer
As the world implores Afghanistan to enter at least the 19th or 20th century and free Abdul Rahman instead of killing him for converting to Christianity, Taylor reports that Hashemi is the same man who justified the Taliban's planned execution of two young American Christian missionaries just before the Afghanistan war broke out.
That's him, gleefully (yes, that's about as gleeful as a Taliban expression can get) displaying some of the damning (ha!) evidence they found among the young women's possessions.
Taylor, who's a Yale alumn tracking this story for the Nail Yale blog, points out:
Mr. Hashemi is not some pet to be prized for his exotic pedigree. He is an adult who made moral choices—some pretty awful ones, lying and spinning to cover the Taliban’s deeds and its relationship to Osama bin Laden, advising Mullah Omar on how to consolidate his power and achieve his twisted aims, and justifying the trial and likely execution of Christian teachers, who tried to snuff out the very Light and Truth that Yale takes as its motto. He no more deserves a place at Yale than did Josef Goebbels.hat-tip: memeorandum, Town Hall
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