Members of the Taliban broke into laughter when asked about democracy and the prospect of female politicians.
The terrorist organization was featured in a documentary from Vice News, which recently resurfaced after the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. In the documentary, a reporter asks, “Would you believe in a democratic vote? Would people be allowed to vote in women politicians?” To which the Taliban laughed in disregard.
Vice reported, “… Afghans fear the Taliban will return to its old ways, restricting women’s rights and ruling society under extreme interpretations of Islamic Shariah law. When asked about this, Commander Khatab quickly evaded the question. ‘Stop filming. Stop it,’ Khatab said, laughing as he abruptly stopped the interview and told us to put away our cameras and return to Kabul.”
Since the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan, women’s rights are under attack, including the ability to go to work, school, and participate in society freely. When the terrorist organization previously ruled the country, women were nearly eliminated from Afghan society and did not reemerge until the US entered the country and removed the Taliban from power.
ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: HINDUSTAN TIMES
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