They are demanding the release of imprisoned Taliban militants; so far these followers of the "religion of peace" have killed 2 of the hostages, one the group's pastor.
According to news reports, most of the Christian workers are women:
The rebels had also refused a government demand to release the 16 female
captives on the grounds it was against Islamic and Afghan custom to take women
as prisoners and hostages, negotiator Mahmood Gailani said.
This is yet another prime example of the behavior that bleeding-heart liberals are going to continue to ignore in the worldwide fight against Islamic fanatics, being too busy trying to come up with one more way to bitch about the fact that John Kerry lost the election by pretending he didn't.
Here's a note to those people around the world that are still clueless: This is not about religion. This is about control, subjugation, oppression. Free people would not choose to live under the rule of someone who dictates what they can say, think, feel, wear, eat and believe. Rules are one thing, total domination is another.
If people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran were free, they would choose to not be under the thumbs of the militants. That's why I earlier told you to pay attention to Pakistan. The people in Pakistan are not bound by this bizarre "Islamic" law, so the fanatics have no power, so they want to destroy the freedom that allows people to not follow their rules.
Get it yet? All the ultra-libs who want to "understand the culture" and "respect the traditions" are so full of crap -- and themselves -- that they completely ignore the obvious: There is no culture in the fanatics' behavior, there is no tradition in their violence. They are violent just to be violent. They kill because they are animals. They murder women and children without purpose, without cause and without remorse.
They would murder you and your family if you let them get close enough.
How many more executions of innocent people do we have to watch before we do what needs to be done, before we fight the way we are being fought against? I believe the extremists can be beaten, but they have to be killed. Period. A dead extremist is a harmless extremist.
It's no longer a question of whether or not it's right, or whether there is an option. There is no option. It's become plain to me, and to thousands of other people, that there is a danger greater than disease or famine, and it has shown its face.
You must follow the Quaran like the fanatics supposedly do, and kill your enemy where he stands.
If not, you're as good as dead.