“Woman Can’t Be A Minister. They Should Give Birth”: Taliban
In an interview, a Taliban spokesperson stated that women cannot be ministers and should instead give birth, supporting the idea that the hardline group’s boasts of a new improved version since its violent control in Afghanistan in the 1990s are bogus.
“A woman can’t be a minister, it is like you put something on her neck that she can’t carry. It is not necessary for women to be in the cabinet – they should give birth. Women protesters can’t represent all women in Afghanistan,” Hashimi told TOLO news.
Hashimi replied: “But we do not consider them half. What kind of half? The half itself is misdefined here. The half means here that you keep them in the cabinet and nothing more. And if you violate her rights, not an issue. Over the last 20 years, whatever was said by this media, the US, and its puppet government in Afghanistan, was it anything but prostitution in offices?”
You can’t accuse all women of prostitution, the interviewer interjected.
“I do not mean all Afghan women. The four women protesting in the streets, they do not represent the women of Afghanistan. The women of Afghanistan are those who give birth to the people of Afghanistan, educates them on Islamic ethics,” said the spokesperson.
The Taliban announced an all-male cabinet for its interim government on Tuesday, with hardliners and globally wanted terrorists in key ministries.
Featured image: Afghan women protest to demand the preservation of their rights in front of the presidential palace in Kabul on Friday. Photograph: Reuters