Danish Siddiqui Death Michael Rubin Taliban: Danish Siddiqui was brutally killed by Taliban attacking and gunned down
Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui (file photo)
- Danish Siddiqui got shrapnel during this attack
- After which he and his team went to a local mosque
- The Taliban attacked the mosque because of Siddiqui’s presence.
New Delhi: Pulitzer Prize winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was not just killed in a simple shootout, but he was brutally murdered by the Taliban. Michael Rubin has made this claim in The Washington Examiner. Local Afghan officials say that Siddiqui traveled with the team of the National Army of Afghanistan to the Spin Boldak area, in order to border with Pakistan. To cover the conflict between Afghan forces and the Taliban to control the border.
The report said that when they reached within one-third of a mile of the customs post, the team was split by a Taliban attack, and the commander and some men were separated from Siddiqui during the attack. After which he and his team went to a local mosque, where he was given first aid. According to the report, as soon as news spread that a journalist was in the mosque, the Taliban launched an attack.
Taliban attacked mosque only because of Siddiqui’s presence
Local investigations suggest that the Taliban attacked the mosque because of Siddiqui’s presence. According to the report, Siddiqui was alive and was captured by the Taliban. The Taliban confirmed Siddiqui’s identity and then killed him and his associates. The report said that the commander and the rest of his team were killed while trying to rescue them.
Taliban ridiculed Siddiqui’s body with bullets
Rubin, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, wrote in the report that although a widely circulated public photo showed Siddiqui’s face as recognizable, I reviewed other photographs and a video of Siddiqui’s body, which I found in India. Provided by a government source, it is shown that the Taliban beat Siddiqui around the head and then left his body riddled with bullets.
“Taliban has always been cruel”
Rubin said the Taliban’s decision to hunt down Siddiqui, kill him and then mutilate his corpse shows that they do not respect the rules of war or the conventions governing the behavior of the global community. Rubin The report said, there are many similarities between the Khmer Rouge and the Taliban. Both have infused radical ideology with racist animosity. The Taliban have always been brutal, but perhaps they took their brutality to a whole new level this time, as Siddiqui was an Indian.
They also want to give a signal that Western journalists are not welcome in any Afghanistan under their control and they expect Taliban propaganda to be accepted as truth.
Why pretend to call Siddiqui’s death just a tragic accident?
In fact, the assassination of Siddiqui suggests that the Taliban concluded that their pre-9/11 fault was not that they were cruel and authoritarian, but that they were not violent or authoritarian, Rubin wrote in the report. . The real question for journalists is why is the State Department pretending to call Siddiqui’s death just a tragic accident.
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