Rules of the Taliban

Saturday 9th December 2006

Rules of the Taliban

CNN is running an article on The Taliban's Rules and how the extremist group has recently become more disciplined, numerous and powerful, despite being toppled from power in Afghanistan about five years earlier. Though most of these rules are still of an extremist nature and seem quite archane, many seem to be designed to project a better image of the Taliban and attract more recruits.

Here are a few examples taken from the article:

  • A Taliban commander is permitted to extend an invitation to all Afghans who support infidels so that they may convert to the true Islam
  • Taliban may not use Jihad equipment or property for personal ends
  • It is forbidden to work as a teacher under the current puppet regime, because this strengthens the system of the infidels
  • Taliban are not allowed to take young boys with no facial hair onto the battlefield or into their private quarters

Judging by the current state of things in Afghanistan, as well as Iraq, what good has come out of the US invasions of these two countries? No doubt that both were under the grip of oppressive regimes, but the outlook seems to be gloomier now for everyone.

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On 11th December 2006, at 10:45am PKT, Anonymous said:

Nice blog you have and I intend to come back.

As for the comment for your this very post, I can only say that mis-directions everywhere.

regards.

On 11th December 2006, at 10:46am PKT, Fahd Mirza said:

Nice blog you have and I intend to come back.

As for the comment for your this very post, I can only say that mis-directions everywhere.

regards.

On 12th December 2006, at 05:40am PKT, rai said:

i know this isnt a popular opinion but muslim countries except iran should probably lend forces to help rebuild iraq and replace US forces there.it may seem like cleaning up the mess US created but in the absence of US it would be harder for al qaeda to gather support there and this wont get dragged into a lenghtier version of veitnam ending the nightmare for poor iraqis a bit sooner.

On 12th December 2006, at 16:30pm PKT, Sajjad said:

I think most Iraqis would be equally hostile to any forces from Muslim countries, judging by the present situation. Off course, the most difficult part is getting the countries to agree to this in the first place.
It could be potentially quite bloody, but the best solution I can see is through strengthening of the current Iraqi government. It is they who could have enough clout to fix things, whether by force or through better governance.


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