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

Taliban warn Afghans that owning
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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7 Comments

1. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

2. MR521

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 12, 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!

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

4. HARIS_9999

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 03, 2009

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

5. HARIS_9999

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 03, 2009

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

7. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

Anybody got a cruise missle?

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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