Taliban allegedly kills Afghan woman for not wearing a burqa


Despite pledges from Taliban leadership to respect “women’s rights,” within the framework of Sharia law, an Afghan women was recently killed over not wearing a burqa. A graphic photo was obtained by Fox News, showing the woman laying on the ground in a pool of her own blood surrounded by her parents. The woman was reportedly shot and killed by Taliban fighters in Taloqan, Takhar province, for going without a burqa. CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward asked Taliban Commander Assad Massoud Khistani about how the Taliban will protect women, with many women fearing that they won’t be able to go to school or work. “How do you protect women, because many women are afraid they will not be allowed to go to school, they will not be allowed to work?” Ward asked. “The female, the women, can continue their life and we will not say anything for them, they can go to their school, they can continue their education,” Khistani said, adding that women must cover up. “So like I’m wearing?” Ward asked. She was wearing a black headscarf and abaya, a shapeless dress that covers the body. “Uh, not like you, but covering their face,” Khistani responded.

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