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Taliban ban Afghan women from flying without male relative

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Surprise, surprise.

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Monkey see and monkey do.

Thanks for nothing, Saudis. And shame on the rest of us supporting the Saudis in the pursuit of 'growth.'

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international outrage

yes, we're big on that....

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Welcome to theocracy, absolutely the worst form of government regardless of the religion.

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I’ll say it again -

all women should leave Afghanistan !

see how the taliban future is without any females

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I concur with tooheysnew - lets see how they populate the country with no women. They'll die out and then the women can go home if they so wish. Can't fly without a male relative; what an absurd rule. And a waste of money - the male relative is what, suppose to pay to get on a flight he doesn't want to go on, to fly somewhere he doesn't want to go to? Madness.

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That is simply literal Sharia, not particular to the Taliban.

Similar laws apply in Saudi Arabia, which does not get scrutinized by the media. Wonder why.

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Mountain tribes leading their nation to ruin for the minority male population over the majority female population. Such a sad situation of repression. And such repression in ANY nation is wrong. Sanction them all.

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Return to the Dark Ages / Ottoman Empire.

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Absolutely absurd, what planet are they on

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let me see looking at that passport how can anyone get on a plane. All you see is a silhouette a shadow. How do you know who is who. Question why take a photo? If you can't tell who the person is. Good luck with facial recognition. Good luck with trying to enter another country, perhaps they will get turned away if for some reason they were traveling with a relative.

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......let's see how they (the Taliban) populate the country with no women. They'll die out and then the women can go home if they so wish.

I'm afraid not, the Taliban are like cockroaches, the only thing that will survive a nuclear wipe-out scenario. The sadistic Taliban will only disappear when every country in the world unites to boycott Afghanistan totally, until the ordinary-people turn on them and perhaps the long-overdue revolution brings the place forward 700 years to the 21st century.

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If that picture is an actual passport it is useless as a documnet meant to be able to confirm the identity of the person using them as accurate and true. Based solely On that picture I would not allow them to pass without photo identification being clear on the document and being able to confirm it in person.

The right to a religion does not give a right to anonymous travel.

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The picture is not a passport, look at the caption:

"A poster ordering women to cover up is seen at a gate of Kabul's airport  Photo: AFP/File"

Sheesh!

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The Taliban have ordered airlines in Afghanistan to stop women from boarding flights unless accompanied by a male relative, aviation officials told AFP.

Every country has its own laws and rules. Who are we to judge.

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Does anyone have any suggestions for how to change this crazy mentality? As we men are largely the cause, I think we should look to women for a solution. My only thought right now is castration at birth for 90% of males and lock up the other 10% for breeding purposes.

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albaleoToday  12:26 am JST

I'm not concerned about guilt, just how to end the madness. Any better thoughts than mine?

Yes--the Arab world should take action against this kind of behavior. Not the West.

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Yes--the Arab world should take action against this kind of behavior. Not the West.

So we shouldn't give a toss about women in the Arab world? I have to admit that as a lazy person, that's about as much as I've not done.

Any better ideas, anyone?

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Sure, it restricts travel by women, but the Taliban might also be recognizing that men seated next to an unaccompanied woman cannot be trusted. Both are a sad state. I guess we should be surprised they even allow airplanes.

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Peter Neil

Sure, it restricts travel by women, but the Taliban might also be recognizing that men seated next to an unaccompanied woman cannot be trusted. Both are a sad state. I guess we should be surprised they even allow airplanes.

I do not know who "we" is, but as the Koran says nothing about the issue, any "surprise" is only on the part of those who are ignorant about islamic laws, which the Taliban interpret literally.

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All this repression of women because men in that part of the world are a bunch of immature babies unable to control themselves. Women suffer because of man's lack of self control. Pathetic losers they are.

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In a country where the average salary is probably 2% the cost of a plane ticket, I doubt this silly rule makes much difference.

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Maybe a compromise is possible. Women should be able to carry an automatic weapon, rather than having an escort, to ensure proper behavior by poorly behaving men. The women’s virtue would be secure, and air travel would be much more exciting.

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Every Country has some sort of social law which are different from each other and some can’t even make decision on society laws. In Japan society don’t bat a eye lid when they notice a school girl sitting alone drinking alcohol with old men. Some ban alcohol for a decade only to allow it. Some prohibit pot for 60 years then do a 180 then allow sale of it. So people should check out their only back yard to see what society injustice that still exist or made legal before criticizing another.

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