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A professor of mine, Dr. Dan Toft, once pointed out something that instructs me regarding violence. He was speaking about the original Anabaptists, 14th Century communist pacifists who were killed in the hundreds for a long time before finally taking up the sword.

"Some people say violence doesn't solve anything," he said. "But if you want to get rid of a class of people, mass violence works."

Such is the logic of the Taliban, which killed 28 Pakistani peace committee members.

The targeting of the peace committee sent a particularly chilling message because it was a brutal tactic by Mehsud's forces to quash pro-government groups in the region, tribal elders said. The killings appeared to directly challenge the policy of the new Pakistani government to negotiate with militants rather than use military force. Some of the men had been shot; others had their throats slit.


"This is a message to the tribal area that whoever sides with the government will meet the same fate," said Mirza Jihadi, an elder from the tribal areas.


He added that the mass executions of the peace committee members were designed "as a lesson" to people wanting to resist the Taliban.

What a world we live in.
No profanes - sacred
 
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