Raw Video: Taliban Execute Adulterous Woman


A man believed to be a member of the Taliban shot and killed a woman accused of adultery in front of a cheering crowd near the Afghan capital of Kabul. In a 3 minute video obtained by Reuters, a man is seen walking up to a woman kneeling in the dirt and shoots her 9 times at close range with an automatic rifle to cheers from the 150 men watching. As he approached her, another man can be heard saying “Allah warns us not to get close to adultery because it’s the wrong way. It is the order of Allah that she be executed.” When the woman fell sideways, the spectators chanted: “Long live the Afghan mujahideen! (Islamist fighters),” what the Taliban call themselves.