Taliban announce ‘amnesty,’ urge women to join government…won’t be oppressive like Saudi Arabia

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“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan with full dignity and honesty has announced a complete amnesty for all Afghanistan, especially those who were with the opposition or supported the occupiers for years and recently,” 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban declared an “amnesty” across Afghanistan and urged women to join their government Tuesday, seeking to convince a wary population that they have changed a day after deadly chaos gripped the main airport as desperate crowds tried to flee their rule.

Following a blitz across Afghanistan that saw many cities fall to the insurgents without a fight, the Taliban have sought to portray themselves as more moderate than when they imposed a brutal rule in the late 1990s. But many Afghans remain skeptical.

Older generations remember the Taliban’s ultraconservative Islamic views, which included severe restrictions on women as well as public stonings and amputations before they were ousted by the U.S-led invasion following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

The capital of Kabul remained quiet for another day as the Taliban patrolled its streets and many residents stayed home, remain fearful after the insurgents’ takeover saw prisons emptied and armories looted. Many women have expressed dread that the two-decade Western experiment to expand their rights and remake Afghanistan would not survive the resurgent Taliban.

Germany, meanwhile, halted development aid to Afghanistan over the Taliban takeover. Such aid is a crucial source of funding for the country — and the Taliban’s efforts to project a milder version of themselves may be aimed at ensuring that money continues to flow.

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  1. You are a Muslim society. You claim your religion is superior to Christianity, that we changed the Bible, that Jesus was never crucified and rose from the dead, that your civilization is better than ours.

    So why don’t you own it? Why do you have to come begging for our money our Military Support and endless amounts of financial aid?

    If your religious leaders can’t get their act together to decide how Muslims should treat their women and daughters, that is not our problem. Why don’t you open your eyes and wake up to realize you’re part of a depraved religious system? And leave the rest of us in the world alone until you’re ready to acknowledge the failures and falsehoods of your faith. Stop playing on our sympathies and treating us like a bunch of suckers!

    Above all, lie about our religion and spit in the face of Jesus and the God of Israel and see what sorrow and suffering awaits you: Not 72 virgins in heaven but 72 different cases of VD HIV bubonic plague and every other horrific disease you can imagine.

    What you are suffering here now in this world is just a drop in the ocean of the pain shame and disdain that awaits you for all eternity in the afterlife. We pray you will open your eyes and cry out to the Lord God of Israel and repent. And throw off the shackles of your lying abominable false religious leaders. Get on your knees and come unto Christ. We are praying for you. Amen.