Afghan Leader Announces Full Implementation of Sharia Law
(DailyVantage.com) – The country has only worsened since Afghanistan fell to the Taliban following the Biden Administration’s chaotic withdrawal in August 2021. Where the terrorist regime initially promised to honor women’s rights and maintain the same degree of rule, it quickly became apparent that was not the case. Now, more than a year after the US left, Afghanistan is once again implementing Sharia law punishments.
On Sunday, November 13, chief Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid revealed that the regime’s leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, has ordered the return of severe penalties not seen in quite some time. These include public stoning and amputations. The punishments will fit the crimes according to him. If the infractions violate Sharia law, it must also supply the penalty. According to Mujahid’s statement, the “obligatory” command came down following a “meeting of judges.”
Afghan supreme leader orders full implementation of sharia law https://t.co/Dd2pCQkjA3
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Sharia, or Islamic law, is a code of ethical conduct governing practicing Muslims’ lives. One of its harshest aspects is the punishments doled out if someone commits a crime. There are two categories of crime under Sharia law: those with set penalties (hudud) and those that mandate retaliation in kind (qisas).
According to political analyst Rahima Popalzai, this move could potentially be the Taliban’s attempt to resolidify its reputation as strict Muslim rulers.
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