UK: Bishop Nazir-Ali on Afghanistan

The Rt Rev Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, Bishop of Roc...

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Never again should Afghanistan be allowed to sink into that mediaeval nightmare of the Taliban in power.  It is a gross misrepresentation that this had only to do with women in burqas. How can we forget the daily oppression of men, women and children: women were not allowed to leave the home without a male escort, they could not work in any profession, girls were forbidden from going to school, men were punished for shaving and all entertainment was banned, with savage punishment for those who offended against this barbaric code.  Do those who want to up and go really want to see the return, God forbid, of such an Afghanistan, and do they really think that it will not be a terror threat to the region, the world and to Britain and the USA?

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