Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Karzai's cousin murdered in revenge for 'honour killing'

Tribal, tribal, tribal, with Islam the only common ground among the various tribes.  That's Afghanistan in a nutshell.  Barbaric Islamic tribalism follows Muslins wherever they immigrate, or rather colonize, in the West.  In this case, it affects the highest levels of the Afghan government.


Karzai's cousin murdered in revenge for 'honour killing' of another of Afghan president's relatives 30 YEARS ago
By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 4:57 PM on 22nd December 2009

A teenage relative of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been murdered by another relative in revenge for another killing 30 years ago.
Waheed Karzai, 18, was shot in front of his 12-year old sister by a  a distant relative taking revenge for the 'honour killing' of his father decades earlier.
The president's powerful relatives are now protecting the killer - Hazmat Karzai - from the authorities, it was claimed.
The blood feud could cast a shadow over Karzai's promise to clean up the corrupt government, spurred on by complaints from Western countries that provide the cash and troops that keep him in power.

President Karzai confirmed that a young man had died, and said an old family feud could have been involved in the shooting, but he said the Ministry of the Interior was investigating and warned against jumping to conclusions.
'There was an unfortunate incident about 30 years ago, when we were refugees in Pakistan in the time of Jihad, I guess of the Soviets, my uncle was killed in the house of that member of the family,' Karzai told a news conference in the Afghan capital.
'Now some months ago, a young son, an 18-year-old son of that family was killed in our village in Karz, so because of that history, naturally attention would come to that other cousin.'

Relatives from both sides of the family have been in touch with him about the case, President Karzai said.

One side accusing his cousin of the murder and the other side defending him, but added that he is waiting for the result of the investigation.
The man who has been accused by the dead teenager's relatives is Karzai's cousin, son of the uncle killed three decades earlier.
He moved to the United States after his father's death but has returned to his homeland.

Hashmat Karzai heads the Afghanistan-based Asia Security Group, which provides security for five U.S. military bases in the country.
His father was allegedly murdered because he allowed his sister to break off an engagement with Waheed Karzai's father, made when the two were young children.
The cousin denies the murder.

Colonel Wayne Shanks, a U.S. military spokesman, declined to comment on the feud allegations. He said Asia Security Group got the contracts because 'it was judged to have the best service for the best cost.'