The Taliban's supreme leader asks the world to stop "interfering" in Afghan affairs

The Taliban’s supreme leader asks the world to stop “interfering” in Afghan affairs

The Taliban’s supreme leader, Hebatullah Akhundzada, on Friday July 1 called on the world to stop.”interferefor Afghan affairs, believing that the implementation of Islamic law is the key to success for his country.

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Hebatullah Akhundzadeh, who has not been photographed or photographed in public since the Taliban came to power in August and usually lives in seclusion in Kandahar (south), their spiritual center, speaks in Kabul in front of a gathering of religious dignitaries summoned by the regime to consolidate its power. “They tell us, why don’t you do this, why don’t you do that? Why does the world interfere in our affairs? We will not accept directions from anyone in the world. We will only bow to God Almighty.”He said in an hour-long speech broadcast on State Radio. Michelle Bachelet, who visited Afghanistan briefly in March, was especiallystrongly encourages“Taliban”Engage with Muslim-majority countries with experience in promoting the rights of women and girls – as guaranteed by international law“.

More than 3,000 clerics and tribal leaders have gathered in the capital since Thursday for a three-day grand assembly. The first speeches essentially called for unity behind the system. And the press, which did not have access to it, has been speculating for several days about the possible participation of Haibatullah Akhundzada. So far, only audio recordings of him have been made public since August, without being able to be authenticated by an independent source. Despite his caution, the mullah who specializes in judicial and religious affairs, who will be in his 70s, holds an iron fist for the movement he took over in 2016, according to analysts, and bears the nickname “Commander of the Faithful“.He saw the success of the system as dependent on its ability to decouple.”Corruption, selfishness, tyranny, nationalism and nepotismAccording to him, the characteristics of successive governments over the past two decades, after the previous Taliban transition to power (1996-2001).

Women excluded from society

To achieve this,It is time to implement Sharia (Islamic law).And he estimated, asking scholars to direct authority in this matter. “If there is Sharia, we will have security, freedom, Islamic order and everything we needThe gathering, the largest since the Taliban took power, he insisted, comes a week after the earthquake that struck the southeast of the country, killing more than 1,000 people and displacing tens of thousands. Women were not allowed to participate in this gathering. The Taliban felt that their presence Unnecessary, as they are represented by male relatives.

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A Taliban source told AFP earlier this week that participants would be allowed to criticize the system and that thorny issues, such as girls’ education, a topic of discussion within the movement itself, would be on the programme. At the end of March, the Taliban closed girls’ high schools and colleges, just hours after their long-publicised reopening. This unexpected reversal was ordered by Hebatullah Akhundzadeh himself, according to several sources within the movement. He did not mention this topic in his speech, which was limited primarily to calling the believers to respect the principles of Islam.

There is no reconciliation between Islam and the “infidels”.»

The Taliban have largely reverted to the strict interpretation of Islam that marked their first foray into power, severely restricting women’s rights. They almost completely barred them from public employment, restricted their right to travel, and prevented girls from attending secondary school. Women were also forced to wear the full veil, covering the face, for any outing in public. They also banned non-religious music, the representation of human faces in advertisements, broadcast films or television series featuring uncovered women on television, and required men to wear traditional clothing and grow beards.

Hebatullah Akhundzadeh warned his listeners that non-Muslim countries would never accept a true Islamic state, and so he asked them to prepare for many hardships. “There is no reconciliation between Islam and the “infidels”. Never happened, not in the past and not now“He was sentenced.”You have to fight and endure hardships (…) The present world will not accept your easy application of the Islamic system and will not allow you to do so.The Taliban surrounded the gathering with tight security. But on Thursday, two armed men managed to approach the meeting place at Kabul Polytechnic University before they were shot. Returning to power after 20 years of guerrilla warfare against the elected government and foreign forces, The fundamentalists promised to be more flexible this time, but they quickly reneged on their promises.

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