Taliban will BAN Afghan women from playing sport because ‘Islam does not allow for women to have their face or body uncovered’
- Jihadi culture minister today confirmed that there would be no sport for women
- Ahmadullah Wasiq said that sports ‘expose’ women and are banned by Islam
- Taliban has ordered all women to stay homes as a ‘temporary procedure’
- It’s been cracking down on female-led protests and named an all-male cabinet
The Taliban will ban Afghan women from playing sport because ‘their face and body will not be covered,’ the terror group confirmed today.
The jihadists have ordered all women to stay at home as a ‘temporary procedure’, cracked down on female-led protests and appointed an all-male cabinet on Tuesday.
Now the country’s newly picked deputy culture minister, Ahmadullah Wasiq, has confirmed the Taliban’s Sharia law interpretation regarding women’s sport.
‘I don’t think women will be allowed to play cricket because it is not necessary that women should play cricket,’ Wasiq told Australian broadcaster SBS.
‘In cricket, they might face a situation where their face and body will not be covered. Islam does not allow women to be seen like this.
‘It is the media era, and there will be photos and videos, and then people watch it. Islam and the Islamic Emirate [Afghanistan] do not allow women to play cricket or play the kind of sports where they get exposed.’
An Afghan girl watches during a cricket game on the school grounds in Kabul on December 28, 2010. Cricket has been popular with both genders since the Taliban were ousted by coalition forces but now women won’t be allowed to play because the jihadists think it is immodest
The Afghan women’s football team limbering up for a fixture in Pakistan in November, 2014
The Taliban have stated that women will be able to return to work, however those hopes are rapidly diminishing with the brutal treatment of those who have taken to the streets in protest for their basic human rights.
Footage emerged today which shows a group of women locked in the basement of a bank to prevent them from taking part in protests.
Another image showed a woman staring down the barrel of an M-16 assault rifle pointed at her head by a Taliban fighter on the streets of Kabul.
Their lives have been turned upside down by the sudden withdrawal of US troops that left the American-backed government in Kabul to collapse.
The freedoms they had enjoyed under that regime were swept away in an instant, with many prominent women fleeing abroad if possible, while others have been too scared to leave their homes.
It comes as former president Ashraf Ghani, who fled the country last month with $169 million in cash, apologised to the Afghan people on Wednesday because ‘I could not make it end differently.’
In a statement on Twitter, Ghani said he left at the urging of the palace security in order to avoid the risk of bloody street fighting, and again denied stealing millions from the treasury.
The US State Department last night expressed concerns that no women had been appointed to the new caretaker government, drawn from veteran Taliban members.
The carefully-worded statement noted that this was an interim government and said that Washington expected that Afghanistan would not become a base for terrorism.
‘The world is watching closely,’ the statement said.
Furious protesters took to the streets of the capital on Tuesday after the leader of the anti-Taliban resistance called for a ‘national uprising’ against the militant group a day earlier. Pictured: A Taliban fighter points his gun at protesters
While the Taliban are expected to remain supportive of the men’s cricket team, which boasts a star of the global game in leg-spinner Rashid Khan, the prejudicial stance over women’s participation appears unlikely to be relaxed no matter what implications it may have.
‘We have fought for our religion so that Islam is to be followed. We will not cross Islamic values even if it carries opposite reactions. We will not leave our Islamic rules,’ Wasiq said.
‘In cricket and other sports, women will not get an Islamic dress code.
‘It is obvious that they will get exposed and will not follow the dress code, and Islam does not allow that.’
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