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Taliban warn Afghans that owning "shiny new phones" is contrary to their religious dignity

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In a series of letters, the Taliban have been reminding Afghans of the obligations of their religion. One letter warns Afghans that owning "shiny new phones" is contrary to their religious dignity. The letters have also warned young Afghans against using hi-tech gadgets like cellphones, with photography and video functions. "People with camera cellphones must not have pictures of unrelated women and handsome boys in their phones, which is against Islamic sharia (religious law)," said one letter obtained by Reuters. The letter adds that mobile phones should not have "immoral video clips" or ring tones with verses of the Koran. Such offenses would be considered a "serious crime" that would be punished severly. "People should think of their Afghan dignity rather than buying shiny phones," the letter concluded.

source: Reuters

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


So they can have phones just not nice "shiny" phones with cameras?? Only in Afghanistan would something so ridiculous take place...

posted on 03 Aug 2009, 15:14

2. MR521 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


Yea, totally ridiculous...Go ahead and kill and suicide in the name of your god but heaven forbid you own a shiny new phone! HA!

posted on 03 Aug 2009, 19:07

3. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i hate suicide bombers...they are a waste of human life. :-L..

posted on 03 Aug 2009, 21:01

4. HARIS_9999 (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Aug 2009)


DEAR THAN KILL THE AMERICANS NOT TALIBAN.AFGHANISTAN IS THEIR COUNTRY.NOT THE COUNTRY OF AMERICAN ARMY OR ANYOTHER.

posted on 03 Aug 2009, 21:04

5. HARIS_9999 (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Aug 2009)


AMERICANS ARE BEAST.I THINK AFGHANISTAN KILL THEM LIKE VIETNAM.AMERICA THINK THAT HE IS SUPER POWER BUT THATS WRONG.

posted on 03 Aug 2009, 22:19

7. BigRed83 (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 May 2008)


Anybody got a cruise missle?

posted on 03 Aug 2009, 21:36

6. MTLance (unregistered)


Uh even though if they can shinny new phones I don't think the Afghan can even afford an iPhone or BBs tbh. Yeah I think their god allows them to use uh our very old phones in the western world.

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