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Taliban spokesman says UN criticism of its Sharia punishments is ‘insult to Islam’



The Leftist-Islamic alliance continues to show signs of fraying. Will Ravina Shamdasani now apologize to the Taliban so as to avoid appearing “Islamophobic”? Will she haul out some deceptive Western Muslim spokesman to assure the gullible Left that the Taliban is misunderstanding and misapplying Sharia? Most likely she will simply ignore Zabiullah Mujahid’s statements, but eventually the Leftist establishment of which the UN is an integral part is going to find these contradictions impossible to avoid.

“Taliban repudiate as an ‘insult to Islam’ UN criticism of their whipping punishments,” by Daniel Stewart, News 360, November 26, 2022:

…The spokeswoman of the United Nations Office for Human Rights, Ravina Shamdasani, declared herself last Friday “dismayed” by the use of whipping as a public punishment with cases such as the one that occurred last Wednesday in the province of Logar, where 14 people were victims of this “aberrant” punishment.

In response, the usual Taliban spokesman and deputy information minister, Zabiullah Mujahid, considered these statements as an “insult to Islam and a violation of international principles”.

“Countries and organizations should not allow self-interested individuals to make irresponsible and provocative remarks about Islam and its rules in their name,” he said on his Twitter account.

Taliban leader Mullah Hebatullah Ajundzada recently ordered Afghanistan’s judges to fully apply ‘sharia’ — or Islamic law — against those who commit a range of crimes that could be punishable even by public amputations or stoning for offenses such as robbery, kidnapping or sedition.