“Taliban Execute Woman In Public” Real Or Rhetorical
13 August 2010
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most
The news report released under the headline
“Taliban execute women in public” featured the
breaking news of Monday, August 09, 2010, published
and given a tremendous coverage by a number of
mainstream media outlets.
To be frank, such mainstream media outlets have
nothing to do with propagating the ground realities in
Afghanistan, what they really have to do is to pin
anything on Taliban that can defame them and tarnish
the Mujahideen movement, no matter how much they have
to overstep the bounds of media ethics.
Indeed, when we scrutinize we find that there are some
technical flaws and lack of balance in what they have
reported in the news about the stated women that we
want to pinpoint before we confirm the truth of the
“Taliban execute woman in public” this is to say (Qisas).
And Qisas (execution) is an Islamic Sharia term
meaning retaliatory punishment of a murderer, whereas
the term does not refer to adultery. Take for example
Ahmad, who killed Mahmood deliberately or unjustly, in
such case, the Islamic jurisprudence carry out Qisas
Without the media weighing the scientific accuracy and
determining the truth of the news report, it has used
the term execution, some reports even said she was
lashed 100 times and shot in her heart, the others
said she was lashed 200 times and shot three times in
the head, these reports are nothing more then mere
propaganda and are against the professionalism and
In the light of Islamic law, the stoning and lashings
are carried out under certain cases, when a man and a
woman are convicted of adulatory. When an unmarried
male commits adultery with an unmarried female, they
should be lashed. In case of a married male committing
adultery with a married female, they should be stoned.
According to some media reports, saying that a
40-year-old pregnant widow was lashed and later shot
dead in public is an unusual and preposterous event of
its kind, a novelty in the history of the Islamic law
which has never been heard of.
If, according to some news reports, she was a widow,
then she was married who should have been stoned not
lashed and shot, in accordance with Islamic Sharia.
Let say, she was unmarried, according to Islamic law,
she should have only been lashed 100 times rather than
200 times and she should not have been shot.
To put it bluntly, such courts as previously ordered
to cut off Aisha’s nose and ears in Uruzgan province
and this time decided that a 40-yea-old woman should
be flogged and shot instead of stoning in Badghis
province are rarity and can only be created and
operated by the US and the mainstream media which is
an intrinsic aspect of American imperialism and is
being utilized to defame the Mujahideen.
However, the dignified media outlets are reminded to
observe their code of neutrality and should not be
bent on tarnishing their good name for American