Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, a senior Taliban leader.
You have to do amputations if you want to keep the peace.
I keep trying to tell people this: Islam is right.
The Taliban will resume executions and the amputation of hands for criminals they convict, in a return to their harsh version of Islamic justice.
According to a senior official – a veteran leader of the hardline Islamist group who was in charge of justice during its previous period in power – executions would not necessarily take place in public as they did before.
The Taliban’s first period ruling Afghanistan during the 1990s, before they were toppled by a US-led invasion in 2001 following the 9/11 attacks, was marked by the grisly excesses of its perfunctory justice system, which included public executions in the football stadium in Kabul.
In an interview with Associated Press, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi – who was justice minister and head of the so-called ministry of propagation of virtue and prevention of vice during the Taliban’s previous rule – dismissed outrage over the Taliban’s executions in the past, and warned the world against interfering with Afghanistan’s new rulers.
Under the new Taliban government, Turabi is in charge of prisons. He is among a number of Taliban leaders, including members of the all-male interim cabinet, who are on a United Nations sanctions list.
“Everyone criticised us for the punishments in the stadium, but we have never said anything about their laws and their punishments,” Turabi said in Kabul. “No one will tell us what our laws should be. We will follow Islam and we will make our laws on the Qur’an.”
“Cutting off of hands is very necessary for security,” Turabi added, saying it had a deterrent effect. He said the cabinet was studying whether to carry out punishments in public and would “develop a policy”.
During the previous Taliban rule, Turabi was one of the group’s most ferocious and uncompromising enforcers. When the Taliban took power in 1996, one of his first acts was to scream at a female journalist, demanding she leave a room of men, and to then deal a powerful slap in the face of a man who objected.
Despite the comments on justice, Turabi tried to insist that the current iteration of the Taliban was different, saying that the group would allow television, mobile phones, photos and video “because this is the necessity of the people, and we are serious about it”.
I don’t think they’re serious about it.
This appears to be a PR campaign, where they’re slowly going to be like “look: we don’t have a choice.”
What they are serious about is that they don’t question anyone else’s laws, and I imagine they’re seriously confused as to why other people are obsessed with trying to run their country.
Like, nigga mind your own business.
Liberals are obsessed with getting all up in everyone’s business.
Yes, when we start randomly executing people for the wrong clothing, speaking out against religion or government, throwing gays off buildings, marrying off pre-pubescent girls, etc., etc.
I haven't used this one in a while, but you've earned it, nitwit: pic.twitter.com/y9KhILDTlB
— John Galt (@Faakew2) September 23, 2021
You're right. It's hard for Westerners to understand this. We can't force societal or religious changes to OUR model in a few short years. If ever. We've caused more unrest than ever. Better we truly guard our own precious shores than invade others.
— 🦇I🦇Morticia🦇 (@MissStixy) September 24, 2021
What makes you sure that what they do is wrong and what you do is right .
Look to the results are western Countries doing well in preventing crimes?
— email@example.com (@abdulazizdamigh) September 24, 2021
Fuck you primitiv religions
— Popa Japca (@rosucostel) September 24, 2021
(1) Not our problem.
(2) We shouldn't have left the weaponry and Americans.
(3) We should've vetted some of the goat herders we
brought in. Two attempted rape charges ALREADY?
— Monty Capuletti (@Monty_Capulleti) September 24, 2021
I’m taking it a step further, and saying that not only should we not question the Taliban, we should copy their system in America.
Junkies and blacks wouldn’t be so quick to steal if they lost a hand. If they stole twice, they wouldn’t have any hands to steal with.
This is just really common sense.
Also, child marriages are a really good policy.
A lot better than this:
The idea that any Westerner believes they have the moral high ground on any issue is so absurd that if you thought about it for more than 20 seconds your head would explode.