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    Quote Originally Posted by Infidel144 View Post
    More from the Taliban:

    Female Government Workers In Kabul Told To Stay Home In Latest Taliban Rule
    The Taliban-appointed mayor of Kabul is telling most of the city government's female employees to stay home.

    In a new ruling passed down by the Taliban, Kabul interim mayor Hamdullah Namony said that women working for the city's government are to stay home pending a further decision, according to The Associated Press.

    The only exception to the new rule applies to women whose jobs cannot be replaced by men, including those working in the city's design and engineering departments and women's public toilet attendants, he said.
    https://www.npr.org/2021/09/19/10386...e-taliban-rule
    The Taliban are almost incapable of keeping deals. They're not a government, they are a bunch of ideological thugs and fellow travellers.

    The US is genuinely better off out of there. Even Trump and Biden got this right, although neither could pull it off clean.
    Last edited by Aikanár; September 23, 2021 at 03:39 AM. Reason: continuity
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    This is not just defeat of US, in a way, this a symbolic defeat of liberalism and progressivism by turboreactionary theocracy. As Robert E. Howard wrote in his perennially wise quote: "Barbarism always triumphs". And triumph it did. I won't doubt that retreat of "forces of progress" will continue beyond the Middle East and through the West itself, especially in light of public uprisings sparking all over Europe and West in general, especially in Central Europe, where population already had intimate familiarity with how "progressive" regimes work as part of Warsaw Pact during Cold War.

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    Default Re: US Forces In Full Scale Retreat From Afghanistan; 20 years of War Ending In Total Military Defeat?

    Gentlemen,

    please bear in mind that personal references are off-topic outside the administrative forums. Also, there are not allowed according to the D&D forum rules. Please also refrain from insults. You definitely can do better than hammer away at eachothers personalities: smash your opponents arguments into the dust.

    Thank-you for your attention.

    Thread re-opened.
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    In some good news Mullah Nooruddin Turabi formerly justice minister and head of the Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. now in the cabinet and in charge of prisons, has indicated the judiciary will be inclusive "judges — including women — would adjudicate cases", unlike in the former rule of the Taliban where-in "the judiciary was weighted in favor of Islamic clerics".

    I wonder what sorts of cases women will be allowed to adjudicate, and if they will be permitted to issue hadd punishments.

    "Turabi told The Associated Press, speaking in Kabul. “No one will tell us what our laws should be. We will follow Islam and we will make our laws on the Quran.”"
    "...the foundation of Afghanistan’s laws will be the Quran. He said the same punishments would be revived."“Cutting off of hands is very necessary for security,” he said, saying it had a deterrent effect. He said the Cabinet was studying whether to do punishments in public and will “develop a policy.”

    As a concession to the modern world:
    "“We are changed from the past,” he said. He said now the Taliban would allow television, mobile phones, photos and video “because this is the necessity of the people, and we are serious about it.” He suggested that the Taliban saw the media as a way to spread their message. “Now we know instead of reaching just hundreds, we can reach millions,” he said. He added that if punishments are made public, then people may be allowed to video or take photos to spread the deterrent effect."
    https://news.yahoo.com/taliban-offic...154957376.html
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