July 24th, 2011
01:22 PM ET

8-year-old boy hanged because father wouldn't help militants, officials say

An 8 year-old boy was hanged by militants in Afghanistan's Helmand province after the boy's father - a police officer in the southern city of Gereshk - refused to comply with militants' demands to provide them with a police vehicle, officials said.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the hanging, saying "this action is not permitted in any culture or any religions," according to a statement Sunday, which provided details of the incident.

Karzai said he has ordered local authorities to root out the militants and arrest them "as soon as possible." The boy was kidnapped Friday. It was unclear when he was killed.

The incident comes amid a recent wave of attacks on local officials who are considered anti-Taliban. Read the full story

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  1. Mmmmm

    There is nothing else to say other than what the terrorist taliban DOGS haven't already stated...

    July 24, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Why? In god's name

    What is this world coming to?

    July 24, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar


    July 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      Makes perfect sense to be outraged over the killing of an 8 year old boy and, at the same time, be calling for the killing of other children – NOT!!

      July 24, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      I see that I'm being trolled again by this Tea Partying nutjob above. I suspect that that boy was sacrificed by the CIA in order to discredit the Taliban. Of course, one never knows!

      July 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |

    what they shold do is equip the police cas with gps tracking.... when they get "stolen-or handed over" they call it in and lauch a missle...

    July 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • su

      pretty good idea

      July 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |

      Great idea. I actually thought about giving our troops implanted gps chips so if they are caught they could be rescued prior to their heads being lopped off. Gps technology is relatively cheap now. Very good idea Ruffnutt.. Gold star. In Norway the child killers would only get 21 years. At least Muslims take crime seriously.

      July 24, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      It is cheaper than a drone.

      July 24, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jay Horn

    Need to wipe out all Islamic terrorists.

    July 24, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. 1500 pages or Norway

    1500 pages of what?

    Goes to show that some GUN NUTS CAN read and write like their stepford wives of the U.S. military OFFICERS of
    Fort Leavenworth of the always more fund seeking "HOOD".. TEA PARTY anyone?


    July 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    I am appalled.
    I am crying even as I read this...
    What the *hell* is *wrong* with these people?
    Hate-filled pieces of sh!t!!!

    July 24, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy

      Sorry folks, I didn't post the above. What I want to know here is exactly who hung this boy. Was it truly the Taliban as claimed by the right-wing media or is this just another C.I.A. put up job to further inflame pro-war sentiment among the public? I guess that we'll never know for sure!

      July 24, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • GaJanie

      If you are saying the CIA hung an 8 year old boy, then you are a piece of work yourself.

      July 24, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy

      I may not be a rocket scientist GaJanie, but I do know better than to put anything past the C.I.A.! Unfortunately, a lot of other people don't!!!!

      July 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    We all know you didn't post the above; the *real* banasy did.
    Hey, fakey, what does banasy mean, anyway?
    It *has* a definition, you know.
    I know what it is.
    You don't.
    I realize my name is unique, which is why lesser people than myself covet it.
    But then, you always steal unique names, don't you?
    Troll la la la la!

    July 24, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • King Of Hearts (Off with their balls!)

      @banasy: I am not your troll, but the only word I could find close was bansay.

      July 24, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Glenn

    Got to love a culture that would murder an 8 year boy just to get a father to comply. The evil that men do : (

    July 24, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. s kel

    evil crap hang the taliban, both there and the american ones.

    July 24, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. OLEG


    July 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • LEGO

      I don't see how a Spike Lee movie is relevant here. How is Inside Job applicable here?

      July 24, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Criminy

    One big nuclear bomb... that ought to take care of them. Funds should be halted to Pakistan and Afghanistan... and given to India... and a bonus for dropping a couple of nukes on their neighbors.

    July 24, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. gumby

    Well whoever is responsible for this horror *pokeypalm*

    July 24, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy

    And the trolls don't know either; but thanks for playing!

    Be sure to ™ © and ® that *pokeypalm*!


    July 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rumpelstiltskin

      @banasy: If you were most beautiful you wouldn't play silly games.

      July 24, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy

    @banasy Lite:
    Zip it, Skippy!

    July 24, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
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