A Taliban spokesman warned the USA Friday to not attempt to change their hard-line beliefs, in response to issues over the rights of girls within the new Afghanistan.
Suhail Shaheen mentioned girls are allowed to work and obtain an schooling so long as they put on a hijab, the veil Muslim girls put on within the presence of males.
“That may be a change of tradition,” Shaheen instructed Fox Information . “Our tradition … they will obtain schooling with hijab. They will work with hijab.”
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Shaheen later claimed there could be no challenge with girls’s proper to work or proper to an schooling.
“There shall be no challenge in regards to the girls’s rights. No downside about their schooling, their work,” he mentioned. “However we shouldn’t be after altering one another’s tradition, as we’re not intending to alter your tradition, you shouldn’t be altering our tradition.”
Ladies who’ve survived Taliban management previously have come ahead with issues now that the militant group is again in energy. Beneath the earlier regime, girls weren’t allowed to go wherever in public with out a male family member escorting them. Ladies in Afghanistan not too long ago have been instructed to go house throughout their work hours as a result of they have been instructed it was not secure.
Shortly after the autumn of Kabul, Taliban fighters have been seen defacing the images of Afghan girls, one other signal that the tradition throughout the Taliban has not modified, regardless of their claims on the contrary.
The Taliban mentioned they’re centered on seeking to the long run. Shaheen mentioned the tip of the U.S. occupation signaled a brand new begin for Afghanistan.
“We’ve closed one chapter. For us, it was occupation. We ended that, we have been staging resistance,” he instructed Fox Information. “However now, it’s closed. It’s the previous. We’ve to give attention to the long run that’s higher for them and for us.”