Apr 27 2009
But he doesn’t deny that the Taliban regularly brutalize women and even justifies it. One of the Taliban beating victims confirms this.
Now the Taliban are FORBIDDING WOMEN from going SHOPPING because it is considered ‘OBSCENE.’
Residents in Mingora, the main town in Swat, said Taliban posters had been put up in streets and markets ordering women not to go shopping. The posters had appeared after the Taliban’s controversial agreement with the government to enforce Islamic law in the region.
“The peace agreement does not mean that obscenity should be re-born,” it added. Hardline Islamists in the extremist Taliban consider it “obscene” for women to leave their homes, and ban females from venturing out in public without an immediate male relative—namely a father, brother, son or husband.
For years, Swat was a popular ski resort frequented by Westerners but the Pakistani government effectively lost control of the mountainous district after the violent Taliban campaign to enforce Sharia law. AL-ARABIYA
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