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Taliban order university women to wear face-covering niqab

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By Emal HAIDARY

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It is part of their culture. Who are we to judge.

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Why shouldn’t we judge them? They judge us.

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I didn't write that we shouldn't judge them. Some countries want to force their citizens to get vaccinations. That's the world today.

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I didn't write that we shouldn't judge them. Some countries want to force their citizens to get vaccinations.

Hysterical comparison.

You have a choice to be vaccinated.

What choice do these women have?

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Several nations are doing the same to name some, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, Yamen, Kuwait, Malesia, Indonesia, and many more it is their faith and the rest of the world should understand it or at least respect it.

We all have a choice either join or depart!!

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I didn't write that we shouldn't judge them

"Who are we to judge" is a pretty strong indication that you think we shouldn't be judging them.

Some countries want to force their citizens to get vaccinations.

How is the vaccination issue relevant to whether or not we should judge the Taliban for imposing a 13th century theocracy on Afghanistan and for sponsoring the idea of jihad worldwide?

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That sucks. It should be the same for men, too. Otherwise, women's choice; not the government.

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I guess the taliban do not want 10 billion dollar in assets ,controlled by the US,Biden should send Susan Rice too lay down the law too the Taliban,Taliban leadership cannot defend themselves against cruise missile or hellfire missile in their Presidential Palace in Kabul,Biden has the upper hand in this fight at his disposal

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If the Taliban say that women aren't allowed an education this time, then that's the last straw.

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Only last week the Taliban stated they would not force women to cover their faces. Lies already and they haven't even formed a government.

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Goyt,what if a another man tell your woman to put on Burqas, would you want her to comply

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There is nothing in the Qur'an which states women should cover their faces. There are millions of Muslim women across the world who do not and are not required to.

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The terrorist Taliban hate women. They see them as just dirty objects.

Its really as simple as that.

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If the Taliban say that women aren't allowed an education this time, then that's the last straw.

So what should then happen? Invade them perhaps and drive out the Taliban?

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So where is the outrage for the women in Saudi Arabia who have the same restrictions?

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How in the hell in a society,you are gonna progress socially and prosperously by oppressing women,name of society that have, Taliban has to beg others for food,that not being a man

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Just wondering out loud if any Western nations order female beachgoers to wear body-covering bikinis at the least.

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That sucks. It should be the same for men, too. Otherwise, women's choice; not the government.

As I recall, the last time the Taliban ruled they forced men to grow beards that had to be roughly the length of their fist.

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How in the hell in a society,you are gonna progress socially

Islamists see progress as something negative.

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This has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with lack of respect for women, lack of education on equality and basic human rights and a extreme lack of restraint from basic male urges that most of the world has understood and enacted in law.

In other words these people are throwbacks to a less civilized time in humanities timeline. Barbarians with AK-47's instead of the clubs they would otherwise carry to beat women into submission.

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So what should then happen? Invade them perhaps and drive out the Taliban?

That ship sailed and if we were to go back, we would be fighting a well armed Taliban using some of the best technology in the world. They got everything they wanted and sadly and as badly planned this pullout was, nothing we can do. Just pray and hope for the best, if they can survive and escape during the winter into the mountains and trying to get out that way might be an option, but it’s a risky and dangerous one.

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its their religion,their culture and yes-their habits and rules.

did you ever heard about sharia?

wondering why some of guys above are "surprised"...?

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This has nothing to do with religion

Yes, it has. The scriptures of Islam clearly set out how to repress women and what rights should be granted to them.

The Taliban take these ideas literally.

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its a strange sight that simply to defend mask mandates, liberals also have to defend forcing women to wear niqabs when they dont want to.

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The Talisman has been kind these days!

20 years ago, women were forbidden to go outdoors ! Like Saudi Arabia allowing women can drives legally, it was a big improvement!

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@Flute I think you do not understand my simple hypothetical. To make it easy, there are dress codes at beaches in the US requiring women to cover up certain body parts. And since you bring up government, those dress codes are promulgated by governments. And governments in the US certainly can make rules for private universities. For example, the Americans with Disability Act applies to private universities. And you are wrong about swimsuit dress codes not regarding gender. They do, which is why men do not have to wear bikini tops. See? You try to discredit my argument in bad faith, but your own explanation support my statements. Mask mandates by laws in the US, or face coverings by Taliban-- really one in the same.

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