The “Moderate” Taliban hang 4 corpses in Herat square

The Associated Press reported Saturday that the Taliban began hanging the corpses of executed criminals from the main square in the city of Herat, western Afghanistan, as a gruesome message to the public to deter crime and ensure compliance with Islam. .

The AP report cited eyewitnesses, including "Wazir Ahmad Seddiqi, who runs a pharmacy on the side of the square," who told the agency that "four bodies were taken to the main square and three bodies were transferred to other parts of the square. city ​​for public display ».

The Taliban say the four were killed by police while attempting a kidnapping. A Taliban police statement said that "the four were killed in a firefight" with the security forces and a father and son, who were to be kidnapped, were rescued.

This comes a day after the Taliban confirmed that their religious leaders, in obedience to Sharia law, Islamic religious law, would once again apply corporal punishment similar to the days before 2001, including mutilation such as cutting off hands for certain. offenses. A Taliban spokesperson and supervisor of sharia law in Afghanistan after the US withdrawal in August, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, explained the following:

"Hand cutting is very necessary for security," the mullah said, saying it had a deterrent effect. He said the government is studying whether to punish in public and "develop a policy".

In recent days in Kabul, Taliban fighters have taken up a punishment they commonly used in the past: exposing people accused of petty theft to public mockery. Who knows what they think in San Francisco where thefts up to $ 950 are totally unpunished!

On at least two occasions in the past week, Kabul men have been exposed in the back of a pickup truck, with their hands tied, and taken around to humiliate them.

Mullah Turabi also praised the "stages of death" where executions were carried out in public. "Everyone criticized us for the punishments at the stadium, but we never said anything about their laws and their punishments," the Taliban official further told AP. “Nobody will tell us what our laws should be. We will follow Islam and make our own laws on the Koran ”.

For many officials of the Biden administration, the Taliban government is "Moderate" and "Inclusive".

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