Afghanistan: Taliban justify public executions, say they were ‘aligned with Islamic law’


Therefore, those who criticize them are being “Islamophobic”.

“Afghanistan: Taliban Justify Public Executions, Call Them Punishment By ‘Divine Order,’” ANI, December 9, 2022 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

After world leaders criticized the recent execution in Afghanistan, the Taliban said the punishment was carried out after much investigation and that it is also a “divine commandment.”

A spokesman for the Islamic Emirates, Bilal Karimi, said: “Yesterday’s execution took place after many investigations, which were in line with Islamic (law). All parties should not have any concerns about it and should respect it,” according to TOLONews.

“The supreme leader spoke and said that we have fought so hard and fought for 20 years with the pagans to ensure an Islamic system and now that God has given it to us, (God) wants us to ensure his divine mandates,” Mohammad. Ismail Rahmani, a senior member of Afghanistan’s interim government, said.

On Thursday, the Taliban Supreme Court announced the public flogging of 27 convicts, including nine women, in Parwan province. The Taliban Supreme Court decision comes a day after they publicly executed a man accused of murder for the first time since they took over Afghanistan last year.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid had confirmed the public execution of a man. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the execution took place at a sports stadium in the western province of Farah on Wednesday, according to a report by Voice of America (VOA) News. He said hundreds of people witnessed the execution, including the group’s top officials, according to the VOA News report.

Following the execution, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan strongly opposed the action, tweeting: “The UN strongly opposes the death penalty in all circumstances and calls on the de facto authorities to place an immediate moratorium with you look to abolish the death penalty.”

“The implementation of (Hudud) is a Sharia command and its implementation is imperative, but only if the situation warrants it,” said Aziz Maarij, a former diplomat.

Zabihullah Mujahid said the executed person was tried in the Taliban courts and later appeal courts. He claimed the person executed in court had “confessed to stabbing to death” a Farah resident and stealing his belongings, including a motorcycle, VOA reported.

According to the spokesperson, the execution was carried out by the victim’s father….


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