Taliban update

From: zeb haradon (zebharadon@hotmail.com)
Date: Tue May 22 2001 - 20:18:09 MDT

May or may not be off-topic. Anyone have any good ideas about what to do
about this? Don't say 'write your congressman'.
Also, anyone else having trouble posting to this list?


Afghan Taliban Orders Non-Muslims to Wear Badge

Reuters Photo

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan (news - web sites)'s Taliban
rulers ordered the country's non-Muslim minorities Tuesday to wear a
distinctive badge on their clothes while going outdoors.

The Taliban-controlled Voice of Shariat radio, monitored in Islamabad,
quoted religious police chief Maulawi Abdul Wali as saying the order had
been issued in the light of a fatwa, or religious decree, given by Islamic

``The ulema (scholars) issued a fatwa that the non-Muslim population of the
country should have a distinctive mark such as a piece of cloth attached to
their pockets so they should be differentiated from others,'' it quoted Wali
as saying in an interview with the official Bakhtar news agency.

``And this decision is in accordance with the Sharia (Islamic law),'' he

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