The Taliban have ordered the beheading of models in a clothing store because they are “idols” while savages continue to wage war on women’s liberties.
Shopkeepers in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat have been asked to decapitate their statues after officials deemed the dolls to be sinful “idols”.
Idolatry is considered a sin in Islam, where it is forbidden to worship anyone or something other than God – who is considered the only God.
The harsh ruling was handed down this week by the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Herat, the body responsible for overseeing the Taliban’s hard-line interpretation of Islam.
The ministry initially ordered the shopkeepers to remove the mannequins entirely, but the shopkeepers responded, saying that it would cause significant financial loss.
The complaints prompted Sheikh Aziz Rahman, the head of the ministry, to order the beheading of models instead, according to local reports.
“All figurines and mannequins in your store must be headless,” said a note to shopkeepers.
“Every mannequin costs $100, $80 or $70, and beheading is a huge financial loss,” business owner Abdelwadoud Fayezzadeh told Italian newspaper Repubblica.
Muhammad Yusuf added: “The Taliban has not changed and there will be restrictions again.
“They didn’t gain international recognition, but if they did, they would bring back tougher restrictions.”
Afghan women have faced a brutal crackdown on their freedoms and education since the Taliban came to power earlier this year.
Women and girls have long been warned that they will be the biggest potential victims of the Taliban’s power grab as the fighters lag behind 20 years of progress.
The brutal, oppressive and misogynistic laws enacted by the group in the 1990s are being put back in place.
Women are killed for exaggerating the body, demanding basic human rights, having affair, and being victims of rape.
Reportedly, the savages actually burned a woman to death after they said she was serving substandard cooking to her members.
As the Taliban stormed through Afghanistan, it was said that their fighters were already abducting children as young as 12 years old.
A charity also recently issued an urgent warning that girls as young as 20 days old are being offered for marriage.
“a lifetime of suffering”
UNICEF said it had received “credible reports” of children as young as days promising future marriages in exchange for a dowry.
The charity estimates that 28 percent of Afghan women between the ages of 15 and 49 marry before they reach the age of 18.
And rules passed by the Taliban that prevent teenage girls from going to school are making the situation worse.
“Education is often the best protection against negative coping mechanisms such as child marriage and child labour,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.
She added that child marriage “can lead to lifelong suffering”.
It is also alleged that Taliban fighters buy baby brides and even children to be raised and turned into sex slaves for £800.
Sources said that children as young as one year old are being sold to despicable extremists in exchange for money, livestock and weapons.
Habiba Jamshidi, a women’s rights activist in the west of the country, said that women make up half the population and should not be treated inhumanely.
One of the reasons for child marriage, she said, was the lack of “appropriate awareness of the role and status of women”.