October 10th, 2011
02:33 PM ET

Brutal, tribal justice in Afghanistan

On his knees, Nawroz prays. He is a condemned man about to die in a brutal way.

His crime: The killing of his lover's husband.

The judge: A local warlord in Kand, Afghanistan.

The executioner: The victim's father.

A mobile phone video captured the grisly scene.

Read the full story from CNN's Nick Paton Walsh and Moni Basu

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  1. Anti lies and anti troll patrol

    This thread is two weeks old and there has been plenty of news on Afghanistan as well as Libya and other nations in this general geo political arena since October 10.

    Time to update, please...............

    October 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. pamiri

    tripal system entirly is brutal and fake mechanism,which more dominated in the south and east of Afghanistan,where Pakistan has more control and influence over their people and Karzai is the big servant of Pakistan and Qazaifies fate must be waiting for him (Karzai)

    from Kabul

    October 22, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • D.A.N.

      Your right pamiri, now Karzai says he'll side with Pakistan if there would be war between US and Pakistan. After all we've done for Afghanistan he would take sides with terrorists and ISI inside Pakistan rather than the country that has helped Afghanistan try and stop terrorists and tribal warfare from gaining control of his country. All along you have been correct!

      October 25, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
      • pamiri

        Karzai is a fake Pakistani Servant and he can not see any improvments that the international forces have brought to us becasue he has less or no wisdome, and he is no different from Qazafi , and he must to be removed from power and must to be expelled to Pakistan where he is from

        October 27, 2011 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
      • D.A.N.

        The world will see a change of heart from the ISI and the Pakistani government when they finally realize that they have been in bed with the devil!!! When your only concern is to kill and defeat the western way of life you are sleeping with the devil!!! The western way of life is love, hope and prosperity for all people in all walks of life!!! Yes we are not like the Islamic fundamentalists who have love, hope and wish for prosperity only for their own faith while pursuing death and destruction for all others!!! SOON THE WHOLE WORLD WILL SEE THAT THE UNITED STATES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION CARES FOR THE WORLD COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE AND THOSE WHO WISH FOR THEIR DEMISE AND PURSUE IT WILL FAIL IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE!!!

        October 28, 2011 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. D.A.N.

    Victor, so when a person asks for forgiveness and shows repentance God will forgive that person, but as for you, will you show no mercy as in Islamic law and go against God's will?

    October 12, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. Victor

    I'm sorry, but America has grown so soft, and justice has become so elusive (at every class level), that I embrace this justice with all my heart. America is dieing fast, and the house cleaning required to turn us around is not possible under the system of laws that we've built. Our laws were constructed for a different "breed" of citizen and if we don't adapt then we deserve the spectacular collapse that is within site.

    October 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anti lies and anti troll patrol

      Agree with you that we have grown soft but murder and brutality will never be right.

      October 11, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • nugha

      i agree. soft in so many ways, even political correctness.

      October 13, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. Anti lies and anti troll patrol

    so our resident troll, by his callous comments, is sending the message that this is OK.

    Wrong, wrong, wrong. Brutality and murder, no matter the "excuse" is NEVER right. Never. "Tribal custom" does not justify this contemptible behavior. As if this needs to be explained. But barbarity and cruelty persist.....

    October 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anti lies and anti troll patrol

      Our troll really thinks this kind of thing is OK! Yet another reason to resist islam and fight rather than let them ruin (er...."rule") the world. What a horrible thing that would be............

      October 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anti lies and anti troll patrol

        thanks! made my point for me.....sort of reinforced it.

        Wish it would communicate rather than just spew bigoted blather but that's all we have come to expect from our troll.

        How limited.

        October 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anti lies and anti troll patrol

        and we assume from your oddly worded posts that you are supporting murder. Yes or no?

        October 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anti lies and anti troll patrol

        That would be a "yes." You (very sloppily) agree that murder is good.

        (wonder why this fool's rants prevent it from clear cut, direct communication? I guess the rants keep it stirred up enough so that it can make excuses for murder,.......sort of like a war dance before going into action....something like that....)

        October 11, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anti lies and anti troll patrol

        you are a garbled mess.

        SAY WHAT YOU MEAN..............are you too retarded to answer a simple question with a simple answer?

        We GET your bigoted, racist, self righteousness, and self involved bias a$$ hole.

        October 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anti lies and anti troll patrol

        No it is not complicated. You believe in murder.

        sign off from trying to have meaningful communication with this perverted idiot.

        Reply back with all the snarky garbage you want but you will be talking to yourself.

        October 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • nugha

        wait, so everyone who doesn't agree with you is some hoto or is under the influence of cannabis? no wonder you choose to post arguments on a insignificant CNN blog. you must remember that if you are utilizing these esoteric concepts, that nobody is going to comprehend them the way you would like, not even your fellow..... it must work out very nice when your beliefs fall in line with what you believe is the truth cough cough, most religious people. i feel sorry for those people, myself included, who feel compelled to return to this blog just to provide some sort of response to your posts, and in doing so waste their time. did i tell you about how i was walking and i realized that if you juxtapose various historical objects the result will be a concept or shape i can use against you in an arguement? ha. if anyone's paying, it's you for wasting your precious time trying to coerce others into believing what you do. why, out of all things, a cnn blog? go find some religious blog and spam/comment there. There, you will find people who are actually willing to argue with you, not people who a) dont come back b) think you are annoying (they have every ...right... to do so). that's what's beyond me.

        October 11, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anti lies and anti troll patrol

        Spanish adiós, from a Dios, literally, to God

        Well....Thank you for the kind word!

        October 12, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • nugha

        because you formulate totally unfair arguements. go ahead, twist my lingo.

        October 13, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
      • nugha

        see its not bugging me. its more like making me question what you are saying. plus, its not only you "that bothers me" you don't have to respond if you don't want to. id probably quit fast. anyways you're right. its getting old.

        October 13, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
      • D.A.N.

        By the way did you know that it was not the angel Gabriel who spoke to Mohammad but the devil?

        October 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anti lies and anti troll patrol

        thank you nugha!

        October 13, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anti lies and anti troll patrol

        Did it ever occur to you that you MIGHT influence people and instruct them in your beliefs if you did not enter into a comment with insults?

        Leading with insults and snarky garbage simply makes people laugh at you and totally ignore your point (whatever the point du jour may be).

        Now watch our pet troll reply with MORE insults and stupid, self defeating comments.

        October 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • D.A.N.

        So as far as you are concerned Jesus did not heal the sick, feed the thousands with very little food and have left overs or bring Lazarus back from the dead and His only purpose was to let the people know that(over 600 years later)the spirit of the truth would come that being Mohammad who did nothing miraculous HUH?

        October 14, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • nugha

        the question of whether humans need a preacher or even any autoratative figure is similar to many i have about islam and just about any other set of beliefs. the absolute is not up to humans. at best, even at best, we are still speculating, using justification. in this case, it is less more so pragmatic for practice as many researches of sciences prove to our development. but that aside, everything you use to justify/substantiate/support your claims depend on certain material whose history is intertwined within the partial esoteric concepts you post, such as linguistic monogenesis of latin. and, in context, everything pieces together- however, languages have shared influence over long periods of time. the moors in spain, the turkish/mongolian area clans, native americans as you cite, chinese/indians/persians, and many more presences have contributed to the similarity in langauges. tracing these is difficult to do, and you are relying on some basic pattern associated with other beliefs you hold, then you proceed to berate people regarding the first line of this paragraph. of course you can cite islamic linguil influence, such as that which occured to Spanish. the articles in spanish do share relation to arabic because of the influence over it! and of course, it is a decendent language. but, to measure a language on a scale of corruption? even all arabs don't speak arabic the same; but we obviously do live in a world where communication has worked. honestly, if you points are this deep, i do suggest to you what I did in my previous post, finding a better forum to \defend\ your thoughts.

        October 14, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • nugha

        well, by your statement about preachers, you can conclude that you are yourself a preacher – you hold certain beliefs which you are proclaiming, sharing, i doubt you even more, since you brought age into the matter. "i think i am old enough" to tell what? age is not a pure reflection of knoledge. environment/setting/influences are, however. there is more complexity to life and physics than what you convey however, packaged, and it is in contradiction to what humans have worked with; it is thought, belief, different from science, existance. besides, you seem to unneccesarily antagonize that doesn't float your boat, so why shouldn't others?

        October 17, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
      • Anti lies and anti troll patrol

        Hasta La Vista: Translated from the Spanish – 'see you later'.

        October 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. krm1007

    TWO NATIONS.....SIMILAR CULTURE

    ARE INDIANS UBER TERRORISTS OR WHAT???? Forget the GDP, focus on these murder statistics.
    In India, millions of girls are strangled, slowly starved or simply tossed in the trash. Moreover, in India, at least 1,370 girls are aborted every day. As a comparison, some 250 Indians die every day in road accidents. Terrorists killed about six people, on an average, every day in 2009. In the last two decades of economic progress, 10 million girls have died as such in India.
    SHAME ON INDIA AND ITS BARBARIC AND MEDIEVAL CULTURE !!!
    Indians have killed more human beings (girls particularly) than Al Qaeda and Talibans put together.

    October 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • gpscu john

      Pakistan and India have to be the most argumentative, dramatic, countries that exist side by side. Both of them have their faults and wrongdoings. But of course, anyone from a particular side will insult the other side, and often, will go into an irritating diatribe highlighting certain pros and cons. When you talk about Al-Qaeda not being responsible for all those deaths and or actions, go look at all the branches of Al-Qaeda, spread throughout the entire world. If you have recently followed CNN, and do so continuously (disgusting), then you will know that they have been talking about a serious on-going example, the result of a Al-Qaeda faction. Furthermore, you have made an unfair comparison in statistics. You may as well compare apples to celery. Although, I know that members from both neighboring countries will do their best to have their way.

      October 10, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • gpscu John

        Wow, there it happens again. Thank you for illustrating my point. That sort of hatred is what is spreading and affecting humanity.

        October 11, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Right, krm1007. India does need to have the Maoists there take over since that's the only way the Indian people will fare better than they do right now. Democracy doesn't and has never worked well in India and that's all there is to it!

      October 10, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • nugha

        you have no idea about naxals/naxalites or how they operate, do you? most pakistanis/jihad favor naxalites (maoist likes) because of the fact that a) naxals are funded by pakistan and china, and b) naxals are pro-islamic radical groups, like L-e-t, or even mini-jihad branches. under maoism, indian people, along with other countries, would fare worse. when you say democracy hasn't worked, that is a claim you have to further support. many things don't work in india. as a nation, india has never been, really united. it has remained separate, since its isolation from the british.

        you may as well make some claim as: "northern countries (europe/n.a) will continue to develop individually because they are evolved civilizations, or how northerners are genetically superior" while i might agree with the earlier, you cannot back this up, other than proof that in general, norther-more countries are better off. they are usually the countries that assist (forget debt, debt is not a measure of advancement, rather procrastination usually).

        October 11, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dan from Detroit, MI

    This kind of justice in Afghanistan has been around long before the advent of Islam so if any of these right-wing idiots here try to blame the Taliban, just ignore them for they don't understand Afghan history. Actually during the 1980's the Communists tried to put a stop to it but were finally defeated in June 1992.

    October 10, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Anti lies and anti troll patrol

    Hinduism is the predominant and indigenous religious tradition of the Indian Subcontinent. Hinduism is known to its followers as Sanātana Dharma (a Sanskrit phrase meaning "the eternal law", "the eternal law that sustains/upholds/surely preserves", amongst many other expressions. Generic "types" of Hinduism that attempt to accommodate a variety of complex views span folk and Vedic Hinduism to bhakti tradition, as in Vaishnavism. Among other practices and philosophies, Hinduism includes a wide spectrum of laws and prescriptions of "daily morality" based on the notion of karma, dharma, and societal norms. Hinduism grants a great degree of freedom of belief and worship. Also, the concept of heresy is absent.

    Hinduism is formed of diverse traditions and has no single founder. Among its direct roots is the historical Vedic religion of Iron Age India and, as such, Hinduism is often called the "oldest living religion" or the "oldest living major religion" in the world.

    October 17, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Anti lies and anti troll patrol

    Salient point here is that Hinduism is far, FAR more than a convenient hate word by this fool.

    It is an old, old way of life that far exceeds and transcends the occasional bigot's narrow mindedness.

    October 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. nugha

    "sense of truth?" that is a sense, based on perception. you cannot have a "sense of truth" you can evaluate certain pros and cons, and weight out different goods and bads. sure there is the ability to tell whether something has happened, does "exist" through our senses, however, you are extrapolating based on your beliefs. it is very convenient for you if those words play out the way they do, and using esoteric definitions makes everything even better. anyone you disagrees can be called a colorful synonym by you. lies, hatred, and the rest can be seen in many people, but to truly consider each side and possibility? in US many people keep choices private, sure, there is government and all. i understand under "islam" whatever it means to you, was a means of unitiing. Islam was the reason different followers of different religions united all over the middle east to take on other countries ( i am sure there was enmity towards others, and they were unite and powerful). justifying anything based on extrapolation isn't right IN THIS type of a deal.
    to be in denial, one must oppose certain truth. however, if that "truth" is to religion, than what. you can make all the connections between hinduism and magism and egyptian-religion (and even islam, look up biogenesis of man from clay, a common african theme) but it means little to me. your connections are somewhat superficial, and do not provide a basis for why something may be wrong, other than the fact that it does not fall in line with some path of information. religion was an explanation for certain things. by the time islam came around, humans were extremely smart, and capable. there exists a personality such as being reserved. (maybe you do believe in blessings...) additionally, i have other reasons... i have stated them, and they are ever present in our society, sciences and sociality. it is not a total improbability. we have many examples of the big "e" word. choosing to disbelieve in a system which is essentially a reason why we are here and a system that has greatly benefited us is your choice. experience is necesary, i suppose. other diverse communities do thrive, however. i am sure you are aware.

    October 17, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. nugha

    yeah. it is a religion, system of belief, along with many other ones. unity with diversity does exist.

    October 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. D.A.N.

    Please tell ME where and when in the world an Islamic state was in peace within itself and also with it's neighbors? Also read my comment below about God's judgment. And you should know that vengeance is for God only, all others who commit acts of violence out of vengeance are NOT doing God"s will!!!

    October 17, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. nugha

    if that was a response to me by YEAH i mean I AGREE> nothing more. i have heard enough of your linguistic methods. go write a book at see how it fairs among your will be literary"contemporaries", additionally your own people. by yeah i meant yes. "boy-loving "sanatans"" huh? shows the stereotypes you embrace.

    October 18, 2011 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  14. nugha

    (if it were one arguement of mine considered, let it not be those of historical persian/african religion contexts)

    "humans are blessed" ... "baizn allah" ... "with the blessings of ...."

    those few lines tell me all i need to know (not saying that im reaching a premature judgement), rather to the extent of your belief. there is an aggregate of your tellings which im familiar with and which lead be to believe you believe in essentially a concept that runs throughout the abrahamic religions, less esoteric and "realistic" then i thought. if i'm wrong, i'm wrong and good for me. the way it looks now, there is much more than these concepts thrown together to living, and you are going to need a lot of blessings. (don't berate'or even respond if you don't want to continue this' me; it's wishful thinking)

    October 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. D.A.N.

    So again, when I was attacked by gang members at a park in Chicago(beaten and kicked horrifically)God will somehow reward me for my suffering by passing His judgment at my request even though this had happened 30 or so years ago and these gang members might have changed their way of life as of now and be law abiding citizens with a sense of spirituality?

    October 17, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  16. D.A.N.

    Well it is good to know that you understand repentance and forgiveness, but you have gotten God's timetable wrong. One day to us is 1000 years to God and also just the opposite, 1000 years to us is one day to God.

    October 17, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  17. D.A.N.

    You say correct but I say NO your wrong because one day for us is 1000 years to God and 1000 years to us is one day to God, not just one year is 1000 years to God.

    October 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |