Taliban, ‘women in government, but in compliance with the Sharia’

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– ROME, AUGUST 17 – The Taliban promise an amnesty and invite women to join the government, “but according to the rules of Sharia”, Islamic law. Enamullah Samangani, a member of the Insurgent Culture Commission, said this, quoted by the Associated Press, in one of the first indications on how the Taliban, victorious on the military level, intend to govern Afghanistan.

A statement that seems to indicate a moderate turn of the ‘Islamic students’, once perpetrators of the stoning of women, mutilations and executions in the streets, but which is greeted with skepticism by many Afghans and international observers.

“The Islamic Emirate does not want women to be victims – said Samangani -. They should be part of the government, according to the dictates of the Sharia”, but has not made it clear what this means.

“All parties should join” the future government, he added. He then evoked an amnesty, but also in this case without clarifying who would benefit: some sources in Kabul say that the Islamic fighters have already drawn up lists of Afghans who have cooperated with foreign forces and are therefore wanted. (HANDLE).