Women cannot be ministers, they ought to give birth, a Taliban spokesperson has stated in an interview, reinforcing the perception that the hardline group’s claims of a new enhanced version due to the fact its brutal rule in Afghanistan in the 1990s are false.
The comments by Taliban spokesperson Sayed Zekrullah Hashimi to TOLO News on the new Afghan government missing girls ministers, have been extensively shared on social media.
“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.
The interviewer countered: “Women are half of the society.”
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 cannot accuse all girls 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,” stated the spokesperson.
On why he believed girls could not be ministers, Hashimi stated: “What a woman does, she cannot do the work of a ministry. You put something on her neck that she cannot carry.”
A Taliban spokesman on @TOLOnews: “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 a woman to be in the cabinet, they should give birth & women protesters can’t represent all women in AFG.”
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The Taliban announced an all-male cabinet for its interim government on Tuesday, with hardliners and globally wanted terrorists in crucial ministries.
Ever due to the fact its takeover of Kabul on August 15, the group recognized for its oppressive regime 20 years ago, has attempted to distance itself from its old policies of excluding girls from work and education. But there has been a mismatch in between its words and actions.
The Taliban stated beneath new guidelines, girls may possibly work “in accordance with the principles of Islam”. Women can also study at university in classrooms that are segregated by sex, but they should put on an abaya robe and niqab covering most of the face.