The Taliban regime in Afghanistan that came to power after Joe Biden suddenly pulled all our troops out, has now issued an edict banning women and girls from amusement parks and gymnasiums. The reason? They allegedly were not obeying the extremist government’s orders to wear hijabs and remain segregated from men in public areas.
Breitbart (h/t Nita) Mohammed Akef Mohajer, spokesman for the Taliban’s Ministry of Virtue and Vice. explained “The orders were not obeyed and the rules were violated, and we had to close parks and gyms for women. In most cases, we have seen both men and women together in parks and, unfortunately, the hijab was not observed.”
Mohajer argued the Taliban deserved credit because it “tried its best” to let women use public areas, offering such helpful measures as allowing women in the parks on special segregated days when men were kept out.
Afghanistan’s Khaama Press reported on Thursday that women were immediately turned away from amusement parks in the capital city of Kabul, including the Habibullah Zazai private park, where managers informed female visitors they had received orders from the Ministry of Virtue and Vice to keep them out.
Women sat forlornly in cafes and watched their children play in parks they were no longer permitted to enter. “There are no schools, no work for women… we should at least have a place to have fun. We are just bored and fed-up with being at home all day, our minds are tired,” one woman sighed.
“Obviously, in Islam, it is allowed to go out and visit parks. When you have no freedom in your own country, then what does it mean to live here?” another asked in frustration.
Al-Jazeera quoted a female personal trainer who angrily accused Taliban officials of “lying” about women training alongside men after a pair of Taliban thugs entered her gym and ordered all of her female customers to leave. “The women wanted to protest about the gyms, but the Taliban came and arrested them. Now we don’t know if they’re alive or dead,” the trainer said.