There is no democracy in Afghanistan and it is likely that the council will rule

The Taliban terrorist group is considering using the council to rule Afghanistan after hijacking the country, but leaves the movement’s supreme leader, Haibatula Akunzada, to overall responsibility. ..

In an interview near the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Akhnzada said he was likely to chair a council similar to the country’s president.

He added that one of Akhnzada’s agents was able to “play the role of” president “.”

The power structure outlined by Hashimi is similar to how Afghanistan operated when the Taliban last came to power between 1996 and 2001. After that, Supreme Leader Mura Omar stayed in the shadows and counciled the day-to-day management of the country.

The Taliban’s current Supreme Leader has three agents. Mullah Omar’s son Mawlavi Yaqoob, radical Haqqani network leader Sirajuddin Haqqani, and Abdul Ghani Baradar, who heads the Taliban political office in Doha and is one of the founding members of the group. ..

According to Mr. Hashimi, the method of governing the country is still under consideration. But he denied democracy.

“There is no democratic system in our country because there are no bases,” he said. “I will not discuss what kind of political system should be applied in Afghanistan because it is clear. That is Shariah law, and that’s it.”

The Shari’a law is based on the Quran and is famous for allowing various actions, including defamation of Islam, and severe punishment for others, such as amputation of theft.

Under Shari’a law, husbands are free to discipline their wives and prevent them from leaving the house without permission. It is also used to force women to wear burqa, or clothing that covers all but the eyes.

Taliban officials claim to form a “comprehensive government” in response to requests from US and international authorities, but also said they would respect women’s rights only “within Shari’a law.”

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On August 18, 2021, Taliban terrorists patrol the neighborhood of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Rahmat Gul / AP photo)

After taking over the country on Sunday, the Taliban declared Afghanistan’s Islamic Emirate and listened to its rule from 1996 to 2001.

A group of terrorists in power at the time banned women from working or attending school outside their homes. They also could not go to public without a male escort and were forced to wear burqa.

Women are now allowed to work and go to school.

The Taliban claim to be acting peacefully, but recently brutally subdued several protests in Afghanistan, killing an uncertain number of people. The group is also said to be whiplashing and beating the people of Kabul as thousands attempt to flee to US-owned airports before the US withdraws completely.

Meanwhile, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, who fled the country because of the Taliban’s hijacking, said he had left to prevent bloodshed on Thursday from exile in the United Arab Emirates.

“All my Western colleagues told me that things would get worse if I didn’t leave. I could have stayed and started the war, but the people were responsible and bloody like Syria and Yemen. I didn’t want to be. “

“If I had stayed, I would have been executed,” he added.

Also on Thursday, Afghan supreme peace official Abdullah Abdullah and another former president, Hamid Karzai, met with a delegation from the Taliban faction Haqqani Network radical group.

Reuters contributed to this report.

Zachary Stieber

Zachary Stieber covers US news, including politics and proceedings. He started in The Epoch Times as a metro reporter for New York City.