Remember that “play nice” Taliban that Secretary Blinken talked about?
Well, that narrative can be officially put on the backburner.
The new regime in Afghanistan has announced that amputations and executions are now back in play as forms of punishment.
Sharia is Back
The Taliban is looking for extreme enforcement of Islamic law and it is already daring the international community to step in.
Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, the previous enforcer for the Taliban, stated, “Everyone criticized us for the punishments in the stadium, but we have never said anything about their laws and their punishments.
“No one will tell us what our laws should be.
“We will follow Islam and we will make our laws on the Quran.”
Not long after the United States had boots on the ground in Afghanistan, the Ministry for Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice was abolished, but it is now back in full force.
So, we can expect very strict rules to be back in place for women, including not leaving home without a male and no education beyond the sixth grade.
Music and other forms of entertainment will be banned, prayer will be enforced, and all men will have to grow a beard.
Some examples of “justice” playing out are thieves having their hands cut off and death sentences for murders, which are carried out by the victim’s family (they can also choose to receive “blood money” in lieu of executing the murderer).
But, after all, this is the new Taliban, so they will allow TV, mobile phones, and photographs and videos.
Turabi stated these modern-day conveniences will be permitted “because this is the necessity of the people, and we are serious about it.”
He also noted that since punishments are often conducted in public, they may now be photographed and videoed to help spread the word as a deterrent.