Journalists Told to Quit Lying Or Face a Whipping
No More Spin.
Journalists in the Swat region of Pakistan were ordered by the Taliban to quit lying or face sharia punishment.
The Daily Times reported:
Swat Taliban have announced that they will ‘reform’ the banking system and journalism in the areas they control, shifting the focus from barbers and CD shops, Dunya News reported. Talking to the TV channel, Taliban spokesman Haji Muslim Khan said Taliban’s next target would be the banking system “where un-Islamic affairs are being carried out”. He said the Taliban would penalise the media with the sharia punishment for telling lies. The Taliban would take action against the people “who are trying to conceal facts by publishing and broadcasting false reports”.
Now I may not agree with the Taliban on everything but I do see some merit in this movement.
Rob De Witt adds:
Sigh…if only. Say what you will about the Taliban, even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and again.