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Chaos in Kabul as the Taliban take over Afghanistan

Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan
Credit: seair21/Wikipedia/Creative Commons 3.0

After US President Joe Biden decided to abandon Afghanistan and its women to the Taliban, scenes are emerging of the chaos at the airports as Afghanistan people try to get on the departing planes fleeing the rapidly approaching Taliban.

If you look at the video, most of them trying to get out of the country are young men, a point that a few on Twitter noted:

Because Islam allows a man to have up to four wives and basically an unlimited number of concubines, you end up with thousands of men who are unable to get married, because of a lack of available women.

I think you are seeing hundreds of men with no hope of raising a family in Afghanistan.

The Taliban also gets most of its recruits from this huge population of single males, and as towns and cities fall, Taliban soldiers are going door to door looking for unmarried girls as young as 12 to use as wives or sex slaves. READ: Advancing Taliban are going door-to-door and forcibly taking girls as young as TWELVE to be sex slave wives for their fighters as they sweep across Afghanistan

RELATED: Evacuation flights halted after US soldiers shoot dead two armed Afghans while three are run over by taxiing military jets, and more plunge to their deaths after clambering on the fuselage – as UN say Taliban have started ‘targeted killings’

RELATED: Afghans who clung to departing US plane fall to their death in chaos that left 7 dead

Meanwhile, at CNN… READ: CNN’s Ward: Taliban ‘Chanting ‘Death to America’ but They Seem Friendly at the Same Time’ AND CNN Correspondent Dons Burqa On-Air Following Taliban Takeover

But President Biden did have some advice for those Americans still trapped in Afghanistan — ‘HIDE’? READ: Biden Admin Does the Unthinkable with Instructions to Terrified Americans Trapped in Kabul

RELATED: Afghanistan’s First Female Mayor: Taliban Coming ‘For People Like Me,’ Will ‘Kill Me’

The President of Afghanistan has already fled Afghanistan, and there is worldwide condemnation of President Biden’s decision to abandon the country. READ: Biden’s statement ‘washing hands’ of Afghanistan ‘is one of most shameful in US history’: Left and right-wing media unite in condemnation of America’s ‘chaotic retreat’ and ‘betrayal’ of Afghan people

Everywhere, that is, except Communist China that according to reports is ready to recognize the new Taliban government. READ: Report: China Prepares To Recognize Taliban As The New Government In Afghanistan

Meanwhile, on social media… READ: Trump Barred From Twitter, But ‘Official’ Taliban Spokesman Allowed To Tweet

1 Comment

  1. Michael Bagala says

    Afghanistan is a microcosm of America’s tunnel vision narrowed to a tiny speck negating everything else. That “everything else” is South Asia which Afghanistan is a member. South Asia includes Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. It is the most populated region of the world bar none.

    At 1 billion 750 million South Asia has a greater population than East Asia (1 billion 600 million), SE Asia (650 million), Central Asia + Russia (400 million), the ME ( 450 million), Africa (1 billion 150 million), Europe (770 million) and the Americas (1 billion 100 million) yet Americans know less about South Asia than any other region with the exception of Africa. To make opinions about Afghanistan’s society while ignoring the rest of that region is the height apathy, ignorance, hypocrisy and bias.

    The minimum required is to know Islam. The next level is to know the role of South Asian women in world politics. Since it is easier to address the issue of South Asian women to those willing to condemn a South Asian nation. South Asia is home to the first female leader Mrs. Sirimao Bandaranayke (Prime Minister of Sri Lanka 60’s). Practically every South Asian nation has elected a female leader and is way ahead of America. That includes Indira Gandhi (India), Benazir Bhutto (Pakistan), Khaleda Zia (Bangladesh)., Devi Bandari (Nepal) and Dorji Chorden (Butan).

    Media should start off with this information before getting into criticizing these societies. As for Islam religion and government are one and the same. We may not like it but a theocracy is the method where Sharia law is applied by Government. Secularism would be anathema to the Muslim society. Imposing our way is the height of imperialism that South Asia suffered under the Colonial empires


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