Taliban fighters allegedly set an Afghan woman on fire for preparing an unsatisfactory meal on Aug. 20.
Najla Ayoubi described her experiences in Afghanistan’s capitol of Kabul as horrible. The former Afghan judge revealed she had to “flee” for her life after supporting women’s rights.
“They are forcing people to give them food, and cook them food,” Ayoubi said according to the Sun newspaper. “[A woman was] put on fire because she was accused of bad cooking for Taliban fighters.”
Former Afghan judge Najla Ayoubi says she had to “flee” for her life from the Taliban after speaking in favour of women and women’s rights.— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 20, 2021
She says she’s spoken to hundreds of her fellow activists in Afghanistan and many of them are “in hiding”.https://t.co/L3t5CE65aD pic.twitter.com/btj45ANiDm
The remarks came after the Taliban seized control of the presidential palace. Numerous Afghan women have since complained about different fighters abusing them. One of the most disturbing claims is women are treated as sex slaves.
“They also force families to marry their young daughters to Taliban fighters,” she said according to Metro. “I do not see where is the promise that they think women should be going to work, when we are seeing all of these atrocities.”
Militant gangs have also allegedly targeted children as young as 12 to satisfy their sensual desires. Women and girls are among the most vulnerable Afghans under the new Islamist administration, especially since the Jihadist organization launched a door-to-door search for sex slaves.
Ayoubi, who lives in the United States, revealed “thousands and hundreds” of fellow activists “on the ground” in Afghanistan reported facing beatings, whippings, and other forms of violence. This forced many of them into hiding according to the New York Post.
As TheBL reported, Taliban fighters allegedly shot dead a Takhar woman on Aug. 17. Her only crime was appearing in public without wearing a headscarf. A photo went viral on social media, showing the victim laying in a puddle of blood, surrounded by grieving family members.
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Photo shows a woman in district Taloqan, Takhar province, lying in a pool of blood as her parents and others crouch around her, a pitcher on the ground nearby. She was shot and killed for going out without a burqa.— Aroma (@Hell_Era_2021) August 18, 2021
Taliban is still murdering and beating women 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/w9diJVZP8E
Meanwhile, the Taliban killed a different woman for wearing tight jeans in Herat, on Aug. 13.
This 21 year old woman killed yesterday by the invading Taliban in what had been a free and thriving Herat, Afghanistan— Deacon No More (@jay_truett) August 12, 2021
Reason? Tight jeans.
The USA has doomed women. Again. pic.twitter.com/c3JRAmf31p
After these incidents a growing number of Afghans are skeptical of the Taliban’s promise to respect women’s rights “within Islamic law.”
BL understands the militant group prefers to return to the brutal Sharia law from its previous reign.