Poisoning schoolgirls for god

In Afghanistan, of course.

About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned on Tuesday after drinking contaminated water at a high school in the country’s north, officials said, blaming it on conservative radicals opposed to female education.

Some of the 150 girls, who suffered from headaches and vomiting, were in critical condition, while others were able to go home after treatment in hospital, the officials said.

They said they knew the water had been poisoned because a larger tank used to fill the affected water jugs was not contaminated.

“This is not a natural illness. It’s an intentional act to poison schoolgirls,” said Haffizullah Safi, head of Takhar’s public health department.

None of the officials blamed any particular group for the attack, fearing retribution from anyone named.

I’ve said this before, but it remains cogent – what a disgusting god these guys imagine. It not only wants girls to remain ignorant, it wants them to be poisoned if they try to learn.


  1. Gregory in Seattle says

    As I recall, the Quran — and the Sharia law so beloved of Muslim fundamentalists — calls for the immediate death of anyone who poisons a well. No appeal, no recourse.

    In this case, I am all in favor of religious law.

  2. abusedbypenguins says

    The islamic culture is the most barbaric and primitive on our planet, The tribes in the Amazon jungle are not as primitive as muslims. They dance around a iron-nickle rock in mecca and compute time by the moon. Rock and moon worship goes back 15,ooo to 20,000 years ago. Most humans have outgrown this infantile belief in rock worship but christians still use the moon, How barbaric. Religion is a mild mental disorder easily corrected with therapy, except fundamentalists. Not enough drugs on this planet for those crazy bastards.

  3. Great American Satan says

    Islamic culture? Ranking cultures by how primitive they are? No one gonna drop a comment on that?

    Ennyhoo, yes, islamist thugs suck. God, as written, sucks. And should god exist (haha), the extent to which it actually sucks is the extent to which it resembles the disgusting shit mortals have ascribed to it.

    Though even if god is the lovey squishy guy imagined by liberal theists, I take issue with him for making a universe where we are so intensely insignificant and easily annihilated. Fuck that guy in his nonexistent ass.

  4. Robert B. says

    Since you asked, Great American Satan, I’ll agree that comment #2 was some demented fuckwittery. (Thank you, by the way: your handle made typing that sentence 200% more awesome.) I was especially amused by how keeping time by the moon is barbaric – is keeping time by the sun okay, or do the 24-hour clock and Gregorian year have to go, too? Should we all switch to a non-celestial clock and calendar? 10^6 second “days,” 10^9 second “years,” and so on? At least that would solve the problem where it’s always dark when I’m getting out of work.


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