Re: Taliban update

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Wed May 23 2001 - 08:01:43 MDT

>From: "zeb haradon" <>

>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

>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 scholars.

>``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 said.

You will probably want to send a copy of this along with a letter
of concern to every human rights organization you can find, you may
also wish to send letters to every civilized government you can
identify. Don't forget both the whitehouse, and the U.N. You may
want to consider joining Amnesty International.

Oh and don't forget to send a copy to the folks at Handgun Control
Inc, they will probably want to get in touch with the Taliban and
remind them that the next step historically in this process is to
disarm those marked for dest- ERRR I mean marked with this special


Extropy Institute,
Adler Planetarium
Life Extension Foundation,
National Rifle Association,, 1.800.672.3888
Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W

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