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Taliban kills Afghan musician

12:31, 29 August 2021
Taliban kills Afghan musician

The Afghan folk musician Favad Andarabi was shot in Kishnabad village by the Taliban*.

The militants forced Andarabi to leave his house and shot him in front of it.

It’s been reported that Fawad supported the Taliban opposition and condemned the extremists.  Many Islamist leaders found the afghan artist music “offensive to Islam”.

Earlier, the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the new Afghan authorities could ban the music in public, which already was banned during the Taliban's previous board between 1996 and 2001. The Taliban consider music as sinful.

"Music is not allowed in Islam, but we're hoping that we can persuade people not to do such things, instead of pressuring them," he added.

The Afghans will have the chance to listen only to vocal religious pieces without any folk or western music.

Mujahid pledged that the Taliban has no intention to force women to cover their faces in public and to go outside without man’s accompanying and control.

In addition, the Taliban spokesman reported that women temporarily are not allowed to leave the houses for security reasons.

However, experts reported at an emergency UN session on August 24, that the Taliban recruit children, execute civilians and restrict women’s rights.

*Taliban is a terror organization banned in the US, Russia, and many other countries.