Afghanistan - The Fall

Trimmed Moustaches and Disheveled Beards

Afghanistan: Taliban ban Helmand barbers from trimming beards

BBC Sept 26, 2021

The Taliban have banned hairdressers in Afghanistan's Helmand province from shaving or trimming beards, saying it breaches their interpretation of Islamic law.

The law on wigs, tattoos, beards and mustaches.

The Sharia and Illicit Sex

Afghanistan: Executions will return, says senior Taliban official

BBC Sept 24, 2021

A Taliban judge, Haji Badruddin, told the BBC that he supported the group's harsh and literal interpretation of Islamic religious law. "In our Sharia it's clear, for those who have sex and are unmarried, whether it's a girl or a boy, the punishment is 100 lashes in public," Badruddin said. "But for anyone who's married, they have to be stoned to death."

As in the past, why it is women and girls who will be stoned.

What about same sex relationships?

Afghanistan and Badr

Taliban march into Kabul’s airport to declare victory as last U.S. troops leave Afghanistan

Reuters August 31, 2021

Afghanistan will inspire militants everywhere like no other victory since the battle of Badr.

The Day the Music Died

Afghanistan Government Collapses as Taliban Take Kabul,

The Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2021

Less than two and a half years ago the Zohra orchestra was dazzling audiences around Europe and receiving a standing ovation at the British Museum. The concerts’ appeal lay not just in the originality of hearing the English folk song Greensleeves performed with tambours, tablas and an Afghan twist but the exuberant smiles of the girls who had overcome enormous challenges to play their music.

Sunday Times, August 08 2021

Playing musical instruments or listening to music is 16th on Islam's greatest sins hit list, and the Taliban, from which we get Students of the Koran, are sticklers about what God considers sins and what should be done with sinners. Say goodbye to music and more girls. So sad...

Biden's Betrayal

As the Taliban retakes Afghanistan, Canadian military veterans look on with frustration and sorrow

Globe and Mail August 14, 2021

In Afghanistan our soldiers fought and died for a sometimes obscure notion of liberty, freedom and human rights with no guarantee of an interesting sexual afterlife, or any afterlife at all.

Their opponent kill and die for the type of reward promised in the note of encouragement left behind by the leader of the 9/11 terrorists, Muhammad Atta: "Know that the gardens of paradise are waiting for you in all their beauty, and the women of paradise are waiting, calling out."

Can a so-called civilization which produces men who will cause so much death, suffering and destruction on a god's promise of an eternity of nonstop debauchery be compared with one whose young people selflessly give their lives to protect It, and us, because it is the moral and ethical thing to do?

Our soldiers were betrayed by a man who lost sight about what this fight is all about.

Early Signs of an Incipient Global Holocaust

Exiting Afghanistan will go down in history as Joe Biden’s big blunder

The geopolitical fallout from the Taliban’s success in forcing out America will extend far beyond Afghanistan. By signifying U.S. defeat, it will energize and embolden other terrorist groups in the global jihadist movement.

Brahma Chellaney Special to The Globe And Mail, August 12, 2021

Ignoring the Taliban is like ignoring the Nazis

We are watching the methodical advance of the gruesome Taliban in Afghanistan and as a collective, again, the world twiddles it’s thumbs — just as it did between 1933-45 with the Nazis.

Rev. Ron Grossman in a letter to the Ottawa Citizen, August 5, 2021


Know Your Enemy!

The Taliban have rejected international calls for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, as they push for new territory.

BBC August 9, 2021

47:35 So do not weaken and call for peace, while you have the upper hand and Allah is with you. He will not stint you your actions.

The Major and a Cardinal Rule of Warfare Ignored