Taliban to ban music in Afghanistan

Taliban to ban music in Afghanistan

The Taliban (terrorist group outlawed in Russia) will ban music in Afghanistan and require women to travel with a male chaperone, despite claims the group will be more liberal than the brutal regime of 20 years ago.

The Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said women will be permitted to work and go to school under the new Islamic Emirate, still taking shape after the militants swept into Kabul almost two weeks ago. Speaking to The New York Times, he insisted that women must wear the hijab and be escorted by a man on longer trips.

He also said that music would be banned, dismissing it as un-Islamic. “Music is forbidden in Islam,” he said, “but we’re hoping that we can persuade people not to do such things, instead of pressuring them.”