Another Case of Sudden Jihad Syndrome in Afghanistan

I have said many times in the context of many similar incidents in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is no reliable way to distinguish a peaceful Muslim from a jihadist. This is yet more fruit of the unwillingness to make even a cursory attempt to take that fact into account.

And every few weeks (the last time was just a week ago, on July 9), I find the paragraph above in the archives and post it again.

How many have to be killed in this way before the military leadership decides that the price of politically correct willful blindness is just too high to pay?

Bonus:

BANG! You’re dead (video)

Hussein Obama’s favorite negotiating partners, the Taliban, dish out Taliban justice to 16 civilians in the Swat area of Pakistan. (Barenaked)

“Afghan Army Soldier Kills NATO Service Member,” from Reuters, July 16 (thanks to JW):

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – An Afghan army soldier killed at least one NATO soldier Saturday, near the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah, due this week to be one of the first places where NATO will hand security control to Afghan forces, a senior police source said.”The shooting happened during a joint security patrol,” said the senior police detective, who asked not to be named as he was not authorised to speak to the media….

“An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing one service member,” ISAF said in a statement.

One thought on “Another Case of Sudden Jihad Syndrome in Afghanistan”

  1. And another one:

    Afghanistan: Jihadist in police uniform murders NATO service member

    I have said many times in the context of many similar incidents in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is no reliable way to distinguish a peaceful Muslim from a jihadist. This is yet more fruit of the unwillingness to make even a cursory attempt to take that fact into account.

    And every few weeks (the last time was a few weeks ago, on July 16), I find the paragraph above in the archives and post it again.

    “NATO: 2 service members killed in Afghanistan,” by Amir Shah for the Associated Press, August 4 (thanks to JW):

    KABUL, Afghanistan—A man in an Afghan police uniform on Thursday shot dead a NATO service member in the east of the country, the second such killing in less than a month, the alliance said.

    Separately, another NATO service member died following an insurgent attack, also Thursday in eastern Afghanistan, the volatile second front of the nearly decade-long war in this country. Most of the fighting takes place in southern Afghanistan….

    The international coalition said the first killing occurred “when an individual wearing an Afghan National Police uniform turned his weapon against” the NATO soldier. NATO said it was assessing the incident.

    It did not say if the man was a police officer or someone disguised as one.

    Since March 2009, at least 40 coalition troops have been killed in more than 20 shootings by members of the Afghan security forces or assailants wearing Afghan uniforms.

    In about half the cases, attackers impersonated Afghan policemen or soldiers, coalition officials have said….

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