Sunday, November 30, 2008


This is coolbert:

What would Mahmud have done?

Thanks here for the tip from Robert through JihadWatch.

Here is the saga, now ended, of Haji Yakub, a Taliban commander that has bit the dust!

"U.S. Troops Kill Taliban Commander Clad in Woman's Clothing"

"KABUL, Afghanistan — Gun battles and air strikes by NATO and Afghan troops killed 53 militants in Afghanistan, including a wanted Taliban commander who tried to hide from soldiers under a woman's burqa, officials said Saturday."

For those of you that have seen the movie, "Battle of Algiers", this tactic, dressing as a woman under the voluminous robes and the face mask, is a ploy used by jihadi to escape pursuers!

This incident occurred in the Afghan town of Ghazni. Each and every time I hear Ghazni mentioned in the news, I am reminded of another Islamic warrior, Mahmud, from a thousand years ago now. A MAN WHO WOULD NOT HAVE EVER DRESSED IN WOMAN'S GARB!!

"Mahmud of Ghazni (Persian: محمود غزنوی) (November 2, 971 - April 30, 1030), also known as Yāmīn al-Dawlah Mahmūd . . . was the founder of the Ghaznavid Empire, which he ruled from 997 until his death."

"In Afghanistan, Mahmud is celebrated as a national hero and a great patron of the arts, architecture and literature as well as a vanguard of Islam and a paragon of virtue and piety."

"In modern Pakistan he is hailed as a conquering hero who established the standard of Islam upon heathen land, while in India he may be depicted as raiding iconoclastic invader, bent upon the loot and plunder of a peaceful Hindu population"

Right. Mahmud, depending upon your perspective, was a great conqueror and defender of Islam. Or, from the Hindu standpoint, a pillager, murderer, rapist, arsonist, destroyer of sacred objects.

BUT, hardly a man who would have dressed as a woman. And certainly NOT dressed that way when confronted by the enemy in battle!!


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