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Taliban pledge all girls in schools soon

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“We are not against education,” 

Education to teach girls to be less equal than men? education to teach everyone to be loyal to a regime run by violent religious fanatics like Iran and Saudi Arabia are?

You know what Pink Floyd said about that. Education in totalitarian and authoritarian dictatorships are based on lies and are total crap. All it does is teach the kids to loyal to the elitist dirtbags. A sham.

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They need to educate themselves that men and women are not separate species requiring separate and segregated treatment.

Treat people as people, Mr Mujahideen.

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Auto-correct at the very instant I press post??

Mr Mujahid

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Perhaps “Putting girls in school will give us an opportunity to identify which are worthy of marriage, which of those can be sold off as ‘sex slaves’ and which will never conform and therefore, must be executed.?

- “****Mujahid did not say if or when women would be allowed to return to work in government ministries.” -

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Troubling, isn’t it* @Cleo 8:53am: “Auto-correct at the very instant I press post??” *- Cookies, anyone ?

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Look at the size of the ruby ring on his left hand. Bigger than an edamame!

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And they think this will lend credence to their legitimacy?

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If they want economic and other assistance from the West the Taliban is going to have to show that they’re taking positive action for female education, and if they want that assistance to continue they’re going to have to keep on doing it. Even if they have to do it through gritted teeth.

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Taliban desperate for economic support to keep their country going, make token gesture to satisfy overseas governments. Let's see if it is indeed implemented, and for how long it lasts.

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They just got $308 million without doing anything positive for females whatsoever.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/01/11/statement-by-nsc-spokesperson-emily-horne-on-the-united-states-providing-additional-humanitarian-assistance-to-the-people-of-afghanistan/

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The article isn't truthful when it says the girls and women are not allowed to work because they are forced to work at home or other locations.

Not allowed to be employed and be recognized as human beings that are entitled to equal rights as members of the society.

Where do they think babies come from ?

It's not surprising Japan government wants to be friends with the talibums

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 “*****Mujahid did not say if or when women would be allowed to return to work in government ministries.*” -

They ain't gonna either. Just like Iran and Saudi Arabia don't. Those theocratic governments don't respect women. Even in the rotten secular dictatorships of Saddam Hussein and Moammar Qaddafy women were held in high esteem. In the latter, the Libyan leader had a bevy of of women bodyguards (straight out of a James bond movie) who protected him from every coup attempt and assassination attempt until his 2011 overthrow. Not in Afghanistan under the Taliban. They didn't before and they ain't gonna start now.

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The greatest degree of freedom women have had in Afghanistan was when the Russians were involved. Whatever else they may be, the Russians respect female education and equality. Of course like everything else in the less socially liberal parts of the world, notions such as equality in education and empowerment in personal liberty do not apply to the poor.

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BigYen

The greatest degree of freedom women have had in Afghanistan was when the Russians were involved. Whatever else they may be, the Russians respect female education and equality.

Ronald Reagan destroyed all that with his misguided decision to give Stinger missiles to the mujaheddin to defeat the Sovjets. At huge shot in the arm for the global jihad that we have recovered from. All that followed was a result of that gigantic mistake.

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Zaphod:

Agree 100%.

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Ronald Reagan destroyed all that with his misguided decision to give Stinger missiles to the mujaheddin to defeat the Sovjets.

To be fair, it was under Carter that US support for the mujahideen started. The support continued (and generally escalated) under Reagan. But I agree about the consequences.

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albaleo

To be fair, it was under Carter that US support for the mujahideen started. The support continued (and generally escalated) under Reagan. But I agree about the consequences.

I stand corrected. Another mistake by Carter does not surprise me. But it was Reagans stinger missiles that really changed the game. That the mujaheddin were suddenly able to defeat a superpower resurrected a militant virulent islam that had long been dormant. And we still live with the result.

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Girls and boys must be completely segregated in schools, he said, adding that the biggest obstacle so far has been finding or building enough dorms, or hostels, where girls could stay while going to school.

There was no problems with the education system before you took over. It is your unrealistic requirements for segregation of the sexes that is your main problem. Solve that and you solve your problems. Women and men work together, study together and exist together. Accept that.

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Peter14

Women and men work together, study together and exist together. Accept that.

Not in strict Shariah societies. You should accept that the West is not everywhere.

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resurrected a militant virulent islam that had long been dormant

Others have said it established a culture of guns, drugs and terrorism rather than religious extremism. I have to admit my ignorance on that. But I've never really seen Afghanistan being a major contributor to the Islamist terrorism we see in other places.

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I'm sure that these animals will be leading the way in human rights.

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albaleoJan. 17  01:55 am JST

resurrected a militant virulent islam that had long been dormant

Others have said it established a culture of guns, drugs and terrorism rather than religious extremism. I have to admit my ignorance on that. But I've never really seen Afghanistan being a major contributor to the Islamist terrorism we see in other places.

Al-Qaida got its roots in Afghanistan. In 1998 they destroyed the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar-Es-Salaam. Pres. Bill Clinton launched missile attacks on their camps in Afghanistan and a pharmaceutical factory (not a chem weapons factory, oops!) in Sudan. However, while Clinton did the right thing on that matter and he hit those scum good, he didn't complete the job. That would leave the avenue open for further terroristic problems and mischief.

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