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Taliban Tout Islamic Rule, Claim ‘General Amnesty’ Reunited Afghans

Voice of America News reports: “The Taliban are pushing back against persistent global criticism of their Islamic governance in Afghanistan, claiming their supreme leader’s decrees, including a general amnesty, have promoted national reconciliation and put the war-torn country on the path to stability.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the chief Taliban spokesman, Wednesday posted a 40-minute promotional video documentary on social media, showcasing some of the decrees and touting their ‘good’ outcomes more than two years into their male-only government, known as the Islamic Emirate.

However, the video did not discuss several other decrees issued by reclusive Taliban supreme leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, that placed an indefinite ban on Afghan girls’ education beyond the sixth grade and barred most women from workplaces, including the United Nations and other aid groups.

‘The general amnesty has reunited Afghans,’ Mujahid wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, with the video. He referred to the decree that reclusive Taliban chief Hibatullah Akhundzada first issued after the then-insurgent group reclaimed power from a U.S.-backed government in August 2021…”

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