‘No one will tell us what our laws should be’
Just weeks after the Biden administration praised terrorist group the Taliban as “professional and businesslike,” the Islamic regime has now returned to extreme violent measures against Afghans who violate Sharia law.
Mullah Nooruddin Turabi said:
“Everyone criticized us for the punishments in the stadium, but we have never said anything about their laws and their punishments.”
“No one will tell us what our laws should be. We will follow Islam, and we will make our laws on the Quran.”
“Cutting off of hands is very necessary for security,” he said.
He added the group would “develop a policy” about where they carry out their punishments.
The terrorist group has already resumed public shaming campaigns for petty criminals.
Turabi vowed that extreme punishments would return following the disastrous pullout of American troops at the hands of Joe Biden.
Earlier this month, National Security Council (NSC) Spokesperson Emily Horne said the Biden administration was grateful to the Taliban for being “businesslike and professional.”
“The Taliban have been cooperative in facilitating the departure of American citizens and lawful permanent residents on charter flights from HKIA.”
“They have shown flexibility, and they have been businesslike and professional in our dealings with them in this effort.”
Turabi’s comments come as Joe Biden’s public approval rating has plummeted following his withdrawal.
The AP reported:
He said now the Taliban would allow television, mobile phones, photos, and video “because this is the necessity of the people, and we are serious about it.” He suggested that the Taliban saw the media as a way to spread their message. “Now we know instead of reaching just hundreds, we can reach millions,” he said. He added that if punishments are made public, then people may be allowed to video or take photos to spread the deterrent effect.
Concerns arose that the Taliban may start to block internet access or cut off their citizens from telling the world what is happening in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Democrats are now concerned about viral images showing what is happening in Afghanistan, which could damage Biden politically.
The Hill reported:
Joel Rubin, a former deputy assistant Secretary of State under the Obama administration, says it can be difficult for administrations to react quickly when images in the media get significant traction and become symbols of a policy.
“It’s a culture based on privacy and discretion. There are 20 people that work on an issue. When a photograph comes up, and it’s in the media cycle, it affects all 20,” Rubin said.
“But not all 20 are empowered to do something about that, get out in front of the camera and speak. There’s a bureaucracy to it.”
“It creates stress on policymakers, absolutely. It creates a political environment that shapes the policy response.”