June 10, 2010:

A horrific story of murder committed by the Taliban that  has sent shockwaves of grief across the world..

Taliban militants kidnap a 7-year old boy from the Sangin district of the southern province of Helmand in Afghanistan. The boy was kidnapped while playing in his garden then put on “trial” and convicted of spying for the government and foreign forces in the region. The child was hanged, his lifeless body was found swinging from a tree near his village.

The boy’s grandfather had been organizing a local villagers to take a stand against the Taliban. The boy’s murder is believed to be an act of retaliation. The Taliban have ruthlessly terrorized the people of Sangin with acts of violence and oppression, including executing countless innocent civillians.  Please keep the people of Sangin in your prayers ❤ 

My thoughts and prayers go out to this boy, there really is a God who loves you, may you rest peacefully in His arms. To his friends and family, and all the people of Sangin–I can’t imagine what kind of justice demands the death of an innocent child, I pray for your freedom and your safety.

A verse for you, have hope & stay strong:

Isaiah 31:12-14, “Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, And declare it in the isles afar off, and say,
… Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden,
And they shall sorrow no more at all.
“ Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance,
And the young men and the old, together;
For I will turn their mourning to joy,
Will comfort them,
And make them rejoice rather than sorrow.
I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance,
And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the LORD.”

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Sources:

Thaiindian News, Retrieved 6/13/2010, “7-year-old boy killed by Taliban for Spying” by Pen Men At Work.
The Journal of the Turkish Weekly, Retrieved 6/13/2010. “Taliban Execute 7-year-old Afghan Boy Accused of Spying”: http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/103131/taliban-execute-7-year-old-afghan-boy-accused-of-spying.html
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