The Taliban Tells Young Fighters: ‘Stop Taking Selfies’

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No selfies are allowed, the new Taliban government’s defense minister Defense Minister Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoob said. He also instructed his minions that they were damaging the status. Recently, the terrorist have been seen at amusement parks, visiting zoos, going sightseeing, hanging out in big groups and posting photos on social media after storming the capital of Kabul on Aug. 15.

“Stick to the tasks you have been assigned,” he said in a message. “You are damaging our status, which has been created with the blood of our martyrs.”

“I used to infiltrate in, to gather intelligence or to shoot people we were targeting,” said Shafiullah Masood, a 24-year-old from the province of Wardak, at the City Park amusement center with a gang of Taliban friends, waiting to go on the swinging pirate boat ride. “I’m happy that people are enjoying a peaceful life here now.”

The defense minister also called out the youth for wearing western clothes and speeding — not in line with the Taliban’s code of conduct.

The Wall Street Journal reported the Taliban have carried out a series of assassinations of political enemies, “including former members of the Afghan republic’s security services and people believed to be close to Islamic State.” The Joe Biden administration is preventing the rescue of persecuted Christian minorities from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, where they face a certain death.

Over 2,461 American service members and civilians were killed and more than 20,000 were injured. About 70,000 Afghan soldiers and police also died in war. The war in Afghanistan has been ongoing 20 years and spanned four U.S. presidents.

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-CNJ Staff

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