8.18.2021 Afghan

Afghanistan's population is a Sunni majority with a significant Shiite minority. The divide causes religious prejudice. The most zealous of Sunni view the Shia as heretics, and these few Sunni zealots are the cause of much violence. One group in particular is quite infamous in Afghanistan and they are called the Taliban.

“Our plan was to stop at the gates of Kabul after capturing all other provinces, so that the transition process is completed smoothly without us entering Kabul, so that we stopped troubles and harms and damages. But unfortunately, the previous government was so incompetent. As a result of their actions. Their security forces could not do anything to ensure security and we have to do something; we have to take responsibility.” (Taliban spokesman today)

There are over 11,000 non-military Americans in Afghanistan (Jen Psaki).

India Embassy “When we were evacuating the second group … we faced the Taliban, who refused to allow us to exit the green zone,” said an official who left with Monday’s group. “We then decided to contact the Taliban and ask them to escort our convoy out.”

Afghanistan has vast mineral deposits, including copper, coal, iron ore, lithium and uranium, as well as oil and gas. But even though Chinese companies (and mining companies in general) have a higher-than-average tolerance for risk, few have made the decision to enter the market in the war-torn nation.

The Islamic Emirate is committed to the rights of women within the framework of Sharia.

The Sharia law itself cannot be altered but its interpretation, called "fiqh," by muftis (Islamic jurists) is given some latitude. As a legal system, the Sharia law is exceptionally broad. While other legal codes regulate public behavior, Sharia regulates public behavior, private behavior, and even private beliefs.

• Theft is punishable by amputation of the hands (Quran 5:38).
• Criticizing or denying any part of the 
Quran is punishable by death.
• Criticizing 
Muhammad or denying that he is a prophet is punishable by death.
• Criticizing or denying Allah is punishable by death (see 
Allah moon god).
• A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death (See 
• A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
• A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
• A woman or girl who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
• Testimonies of 4 male witnesses are required to prove rape of a female (
Quran 24:13).
• A woman or girl who alleges rape without producing 4 male witnesses is guilty of adultery.
• A woman or girl found guilty of adultery is punishable by death (see "
• A male convicted of rape can have his conviction dismissed by marrying his victim.
• Muslim men have sexual rights to any woman/girl not wearing the 
Hijab (see Taharrush).
• A woman can have 1 husband, who can have up to 4 wives; 
Muhammad can have more.
• A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 
9 years old.
• Girls' clitoris should be cut (
Muhammad's words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
• A man can beat his wife for insubordination (see 
Quran 4:34 and Religion of Peace).
• A man can unilaterally divorce his wife; a wife needs her husband's consent to divorce.
• A divorced wife loses custody of all children over 6 years of age or when they exceed it.
• A woman's testimony in court, allowed in property cases, carries ½ the weight of a man's.
• A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits (see 
Mathematics in Quran).
• A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.
• Meat to eat must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah - i.e., be "
• Muslims should engage in 
Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.

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