Saturday, November 29, 2008

Today's Crescent Moon Goes To...

  ...Haji Yakub, the Taliban's (former) cross-dressing commandant:
KABUL, Afghanistan — Gunbattles and airstrikes 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....

Six women and 12 children left the building, but while soldiers were questioning the women they discovered one was actually a man dressed in a burqa, the traditional all-encompassing dress that most Afghan women wear. The man, later identified as the targeted commander Haji Yakub, tried to attack the soldiers and was killed, the military said.

I can't imagine what would make anyone want to follow leaders like these. Is it just the raw sex appeal?

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