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For those believing the Taliban

Dr Bahar Jalali, said: “No woman has ever dressed like this in the history of Afghanistan. This is utterly foreign and alien to Afghan culture. I posted my pic in the traditional Afghan dress to inform, educate, and dispel the misinformation that is being propagated by the Taliban.”
newjaninev2 · 51-55, F
It’s confusing... is she talking about Afghani culture, or Islam?
Jean48 · 70-79, F
So the Soviet block and the present CCP is not about control because they are atheists? [@8093,Subsumedpat]
[@1226902,Jean48] No they just use different methods than Sharia law does.
Jean48 · 70-79, F
Yes. About control. [@8093,Subsumedpat]
DownTheStreet · 51-55, M
The essence of taliban philosophy is strict control, it’s ultimately power grab dressed as religion
Northwest · M
What's the top picture supposed to be?
Northwest · M
[@1226902,Jean48] [quote]Try British newspapers[/quote]

Nothing in The Times, The Economist, The Independent, Financial Times, The Daily Star (though a big scandal related to some big shot British mogul and underage women, and more porn abuse stories).
newjaninev2 · 51-55, F
[@9416,Northwest] Try here...
Northwest · M
[@46009,newjaninev2] Thanks for the link. I've been seeing some of the coverage. I don't believe in religion, but I also believe I don't have an answer to life's mystery, so I am not going to judge those who believe in religion, as long as they're not imposing it on others.

Some Afghan women genuinely believe it is their religious duty to wear the full coverage Burka. I've read the Qur'an, and while I know there is no explicit instruction to do so, it's a common belief. As in, trying to point out to someone that they're inventing something, relative to something that was invented itself (religion), would be somewhat ironic.

I don't believe the Taliban have changed their ways, but the restrictions they implemented in the past, are driven mostly by local customs, not religion itself. This goes for most of the country, but not necessarily Kabul. By that I mean women viewed as an accessory, whose role is limited to cooking and reproducing, not education or careers.

If the Taliban is willing to allow women to continue getting an education, though in separate facilities, then it would be no different from Saudi Arabia. Not ideal, but after 20 years, we have positive proof that we cannot socially engineer "progress" the way we envision it.

I understand the claim that some of the anti-Taliban make: this is a religion imposed on us by Arab invaders, but 1,000 years later, it's hard to make that argument stick.
Budwick · 70-79, M
Here's a photo of the Bin Laden family in the 1970's
DeluxedEdition · 22-25, F
[@841775,Budwick] good one
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@25801,DeluxedEdition] Thanks. Came across it a few weeks ago and saved it.
QuixoticSoul · 36-40, M
I’m guessing few people here “believe” the Taliban.
DavidT8899 · 18-21, M
What?U mean the Taliban are NOT going to be politically correct and treat women w/the same equality that we do in America?Oh snap!Well,at least I can rely on the fact that Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are real.
QuixoticSoul · 36-40, M
[@1079947,DavidT8899] Not really the point anyone is making.
in10RjFox · M
You mean she didn't mean "No Afghani woman" .. and meant no woman in the world ?

Or are you an Afghan woman ?
acpguy · C
This might being coming to the USA if the liberals / socialists continue in power.

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