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Taliban Defends Plan for Labeling Non-Muslims


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2015 Nov 20, 9:28am   2,922 views  7 comments

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http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/asia-jan-june01-afghanistan_05-24/

The hard-line Islamic group said the new rules will protect religious minorities in Afghanistan.

“The move is not meant to harm or humiliate Hindus,” said Mohammed Wali, the Taliban’s Minister for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice on Taliban-controlled radio. “It is for their own safety and to protect them” from religious police enforcing Islamic law, he said.

The Taliban claims the new rule will prevent Hindus from being stopped by religious police and will mean Muslims can’t claim to be Hindu if they’re caught violating religious laws.

Hindu men will be required to wear a yellow cloth pinned to their shirt pockets, while women will have to don a head-to-toe garment worn by Muslim women.

Another non-Muslim minority, the Sikhs, will not have to abide by the new dress code because their distinctive turbans and beards already distinguish them from Muslims.

An international outcry

The decision, which some see as reminiscent of Nazi-era policies against Jews in Europe, has prompted an international outcry in the U.S., India, Nepal and Germany — as well as condemnation from several human rights organizations.

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I love how they call it a 'head to toe' garment when they should say 'burka'

Pushing Hindus and Sikhs out....population greater than 100K prior to soviet invasion, now there is few thousands.

PBS claims that there was a big 'outcry' in the US....funny, I don't remember that. One of a long example of headlines buried.

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1   MisdemeanorRebel   2015 Nov 20, 9:52am  

MMR says

Another non-Muslim minority, the Sikhs, will not have to abide by the new dress code because their distinctive turbans and beards already distinguish them from Muslims.

I'm sure that's the only reason. It couldn't be that the Sikhs are the IDF of South Asia and would beat the Pashtuns senseless like they have on numerous other occasions, and the Taliban are skirt of them.

Goddamn Nixon in 1971.

2   resistance   2015 Nov 21, 7:33am  

MMR says

Sikhs, will not have to abide by the new dress code because their distinctive turbans and beards already distinguish them from Muslims

well, the turbans are pretty distinct, but the beards are not. muslims are obligated to have a beard.

3   Strategist   2015 Nov 21, 8:51am  

MMR says

An international outcry

The decision, which some see as reminiscent of Nazi-era policies against Jews in Europe, has prompted an international outcry in the U.S., India, Nepal and Germany — as well as condemnation from several human rights organizations.

So why do the Hindus and Sikhs insist on living there? Either put up, or leave.

4   lostand confused   2015 Nov 21, 9:26am  

How many Hindus are left in Afghanistan??

5   Ceffer   2015 Nov 21, 11:17am  

The problem is, they are labelling non-Muslims with "cut here" tattooed to their necks.

6   Tenpoundbass   2015 Nov 21, 11:55am  

Why isn't CNN ripping them a new one?

7   Strategist   2015 Nov 21, 2:22pm  

Ceffer says

The problem is, they are labelling non-Muslims with "cut here" tattooed to their necks.

It's for their own good and safety.

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