Heavily veiled and robed women held a rally in support of the Taliban at the Shaheed Rabbani Education University in Kabul on Saturday, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
The demonstrators embraced Taliban rule and sharia law, while waving placards and giving speeches that rejected Western notions of women’s rights and heaping scorn upon Afghan women who fled the country to escape the brutal Taliban regime.
“We are satisfied with the attitude and behavior of Mujahideens” was a widely-used slogan on banners and placards at the rally:
AFP described the demonstration, which included about 300 shrouded women, a “carefully orchestrated publicity stunt” intended as a response to several protests against the Taliban regime led by women over the past week. Taliban thugs used guns, whips, and clubs to