Taliban not so ‘woke’ after all, assert no role for women in new government

The Washington Examiner reports that the Taliban has no plans on letting women be part of their new government, as the group recently made clear that their role should be limited to that of a housewife, at best. 

So much for that new, reformed Taliban that the Biden administration continues to tout.

Women should “give birth”

The revelation came from an interview that was recently broadcast on Afghanistan’s Tolo NewsDuring the interview, Sayed Zekrullah Hashimi, a Taliban spokesman, made clear that in the Taliban’s mind, women simply do not belong in government.

“A woman can’t be a minister, it is like you put something on her neck that she can’t carry,” Hashimi said, according to the Examiner.

Instead, Hashimi provided the Taliban’s continued view of the role of women in Afghanistan: “It is not necessary for a woman to be in the cabinet, they should give birth.”

In recent weeks, stories of female protestors demonstrating against the Taliban have emerged. In the process, many of those women have been whipped and beaten as a result of their dissent. According to Hashimi, though, those are not real Afghan women.

“The four women protesting in the streets do not represent the women of Afghanistan,” he said. “The women of Afghanistan are those who give birth to the people of Afghanistan and educate them on Islamic ethics.”

Background

After taking control of Afghanistan in a shockingly short period of time, the Taliban assured the Western world that it had changed its ways and that the government it planned to form would be more inclusive.

“Our countrymen and women who have been waiting, I would like to assure that after consultations that are going to be completed very soon, we will be witnessing the formation of a strong Islamic and inclusive government,” Zabihuallah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, recently said according to Breitbart. “We will do our most to make sure that everybody is included in the country, even those people against us in the past, so we are going to wait until those announcements are made.”

Regarding the role of women, Mujahid had said, “they will be able to work within the frameworks of our Islamic laws for example in education, in health, in prosecution.”

Another Taliban spokesman, Enamullah Samangani, said, “the Islamic Emirate doesn’t want women to be victims. They should be in government structure according to Sharia law.”

Many suspected that the Taliban was just telling the world what it thinks it wanted to hear. Hashimi appears to have just let the real truth slip out.

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