September 16th, 2011
08:39 AM ET

Pakistani Taliban vow to attack weddings and funerals of their enemies

The Pakistani Taliban declared Friday they will target the weddings and funerals of anyone involved in pro-government activity against them.

The threat came as the Taliban claimed responsibility for Thursday's suicide blast targeting a funeral procession for a member of an anti-Taliban militia.

"Anyone who supports the U.S. and Pakistani military will face the same fate," Taliban spokesman Siraj-ud Din said. "We will target funeral processions and wedding ceremonies of those who support the U.S."

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  1. Andreas Moser

    Another reason not to get married. (Not that I needed one:

    September 16, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cherry Coke

    Taliban=Westboro Babtist in terms of inappropriate behavior. Wait-Westboro doesn't actually kill anyone...they just make us WANT to kill THEM!!!

    September 16, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    I think a private ceremony, jumping the broom sounds good. (low key as posible)

    September 16, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    It seems if you made this kind of declaration in our part of the world, EVERYBODY would regard you as psychopaths and criminals. For some reason, the Taliban get some support over there after saying and doing things like that. I don't get it.

    September 16, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      Actually Bimbo, it's not so much they have the support to do these things as it is the fear factor. They know that the government is either unable or unwilling ( I would bet on the latter ) to protect it's people, and the people are to afraid to fend for themselves. So the taliban know that hey can pretty much do whatever they please, pretty much with the governments blessing.

      September 16, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. alan

    Just more proof the taliban, al qaeda and the muslim brother hood are the ones behind all the uprisings in the middle east.

    September 16, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. justathought

    Does anyone know of a way to counterfit a wedding with a plan to counter attack the Taiban? Or a funeral proccesion will work too, maybe even better.

    September 16, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jess

    You know, for such "holy" people, they are awfully violent!
    targeting the two most sacred ceremonies isn't going to garner much sympathy for their cause...whatever the hell their cause is supposed to be!

    September 16, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  8. Moe

    What is the MATTER with these violent MF's?

    September 16, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Joseph McCarthy

      Come on Moe, would you most kindly cut out the Tea Party lingo? It has absolutely no place here!

      September 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. @justathought

    Well, although I love the bloodthirstyness of your idea, it would come back to haunt us a thousandfold...these jags are ruthless!

    September 16, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. Moe

    These people are the nastiest,dirtiest, grossest, just plain EVIL people to ever walk the earth! Somebody needs to smite them from the earth!

    September 16, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |

      Here goes another Tea Partier blooging under the name of Moe this time. But how would I know that this bozo's a Tea Partier? All one has to do is to read his two statements above, one using profanity and the other expressing his Tea Party hatred!!!

      September 16, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    30'000 innocent civilians killed during the past decade in this fight against Al-Qaeda/Taliban in that part of the world. Punished for siding with us and no end in sight.
    Also included in fueling this cycle of violence are the spy agencies from around half of the world with the stakes of their own countries in that stretegically important region.
    With our own casualties and waste of national treasure,
    to what end is our invasion of Afghanistan and prosecution of this war working?

    September 16, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lonnie

    This has major impact on the already tested relations between Pakistan and the U.S. Pakistan is key in helping to control the flow of militants into Afghanistan so increased attacks against the country may result in a breakdown of further relations with the United States.

    September 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. fernace

    For a while there, in the mid-2000 it looked like the Taliban was practically extinct! How did they regain so much control & who has helped them!? This 360 play happened on the Bush & Karzai watch! Where is their funding coming from?? BTW, the Taliban & al-Qaeda etc.are about as devoutly Muslim as Anders Breivik, the Norwegian terrorist, is devoutly Christian! They all work for Lucifer!!

    September 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jordan scene©

    How can people let themselves become so brainwashed to actually think what they're doing is right? They want us to leave their countries alone, but leaving them to their own devices is only asking for more trouble. If it wasn't for the fact that many of their victims were civilians just trying to make a living, I'd say pull out and let those sub human dirt farmers take eachother out. Oh well keep it up taliban, sooner or later its gonna be hard to replace your suicide bombers so you might need to come up with more modern tactics...

    September 16, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. alan

    @fernace: actually their support came from the UN and the current Administration for backing the "Arab Spring" which is nothing but a front for the Taliban, Al Qaeda and the muslim brotherhood to gain as much control of middle east as they possibly can. Obama has had intelligence officers in talks with the Taliban over a year now.

    September 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |