Afghanistan: Women flogged in public for crimes such as leaving their father’s or husband’s house with another man


The ban on women dating without a male guardian is not an invention of the Taliban. It is the basic and dominant Sharia: “The husband can forbid his wife to leave the house… because of the hadith narrated by Bayhaqi that the Prophet… said: ‘It is not permissible for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day allow someone to her husband’s house if he objects, or to leave it if he objects” (The Traveler’s Confidence m10.4).

“19 Inmates Publicly Caned in Northern Afghanistan,” by Daniel Stewart, News 360, Nov. 20, 2022 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A total of 19 men and women have been caned in public as judicial punishment in Afghanistan’s Tajar province, the Afghan Supreme Court said on Saturday.

Those convicted have been convicted of crimes such as adultery, leaving the father’s or husband’s house to another man, or theft. They each received 39 lashes at a ceremony held a week ago in the provincial capital, Taluqan.

The public punishment is intended to be a warning to the criminals and a lesson to the guilty, according to the statement from the Supreme Court, controlled like all other Afghan institutions by the Taliban.

Taliban leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada recently ordered Afghan judges to fully apply sharia, or Islamic law, against those who commit a range of crimes that could be punished even by public amputations or stoning for crimes such as robbery, kidnapping or sedition…


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