The Taliban Pinky-Swears To Respect Women’s Rights If They Retake Power
On NBC News, Matt Bradly asks Suhail Shaheen, spokesperson for the Taliban political office, “What will be the status of women and girls after the United States led coalition leaves Afghanistan?”
Shaheen says that they will have all rights, “whether it is right of education or it is right of work, they will have it according to the Islamic rules.”
Bradly presses on, asking about reports of the oppression of women under Taliban rule. Shaheen denies that they are oppressed, saying that they are in a situation of war, not a normal situation. He says any oppression of women is the result of U.S. occupation.
The Taliban is notorious for their sexism and violent treatment of women. Women are stoned to death if they commit adultery. The Taliban has cut off the ears and noses of girls, beaten them, and they have executed mothers. This is all keeping with their version of “Islamic rules.”
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