Taliban: ‘We Will Stone Them to Death’

(TheIndependentStar.com) – In a horrific attack against the female population, no matter its religion, political side, and nationality, it is undeniable that the Taliban conveyed a stark message to Western countries, which proclaimed their intent to restore the practice of publicly stoning women to death.

Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, in his statement to The Telegraph, declared,

“You say it’s a violation of women’s rights when we stone them to death. But we will soon implement the punishment for adultery. We will flog women in public. We will stone them to death in public.”

“These are all against your democracy but we will continue doing it,” he continued. “We both say we defend human rights – we do it as God’s representative and you as the devil’s.”

This communication is perceived as the most radical since the transition of Afghanistan’s control to the Taliban, a process marked by significant turmoil during Joe Biden’s withdrawal from the nation in August 2021.

The report highlighted the immediate return of the Taliban to its old extreme methods of disciplinary measures post-takeover which include public executions and beatings.

Akhundzada questioned the desirability of Western conceptualizations of women’s rights and contrasted them with Sharia law and the perspectives of clerics who have challenged Western democracy.

“Do women want the rights that Westerners are talking about? They are against Sharia and clerics’ opinions, the clerics who toppled Western democracy,” he said.

He further emphasized the enduring opposition to Western influence, remarking, “I told the Mujahedin that we tell the Westerners that we fought against you for 20 years and we will fight 20 and even more years against you.”

He articulated that the departure of Western forces did not signify an end to their mission but rather marked the commencement of enforcing Sharia law throughout Afghanistan.

“It did not finish [when you left]. It does not mean we would now just sit and drink tea. We will bring Sharia to this land,” he claimed. “It did finish after we took over Kabul. No, we will now bring Sharia into action.”

A report by the United Nations from the previous year disclosed that under the Taliban’s governance, 37 individuals had been condemned to stoning, and over 100 faced sentencing for “crimes against God.”

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