Every Muslim in the UK is celebrating the government’s return to power Taliban exist Afghanistan. This is what Khola Hasan of the Islamic Shari’a Committee put forward British Broadcasting Corporation Weekend broadcast 4.
As she spoke, thousands of Afghans were trying to flee the country. People were trampled to death on flights departing from Kabul Airport.
Ms. Hassan announced that Muslims in the United Kingdom are united in welcoming the seizure of power by religious fanatics, and the resulting chaos is both obscene and insulting to the British Muslim community. It was insulting, it was a kind of irony, and it was a sad sign of her ignorance.
But for the BBC, it is inexcusable to give her a platform to spread her doctrines and lies, rather than destroy them with real facts.
The broadcaster failed to fulfill its duty of impartially handling news. On the contrary, the BBC seems afraid to refute Ms. Hassan, just because she is a Muslim woman, so she should be allowed to make any nonsense she likes without fear of contradiction.
“Every Muslim I know,” she said on the Sunday show hosted by William Crowley, “Whether it’s on social media, I don’t know them, but I know them on social media or as friends , Are celebrating and saying, “give them a chance.”
Every Muslim in Britain is celebrating the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan.This is what Khola Hasan of the Islamic Sharia Law Committee (pictured) made on BBC Radio 4 over the weekend
I listened to the slurred belly, hoping that the BBC would still hire rigorous reporters, not those “dumbs” who were afraid to question anything because they were afraid of looking like sexists or racists.
The show did feature a brave Afghan women’s rights activist, film producer Diana Saqeb Jamal, who considered Hassan’s statement “crazy.”
But Ms. Hassan ignored her and was allowed to say one last word. She was also allowed to assert that the oppression of women in France is more serious than in Afghanistan, and that negative descriptions of life under Taliban rule are all lies: “Western media like to distort Muslims.”
So let me explain this clearly. In the UK, I have yet to meet a person who welcomes the return of the Taliban, not on the Internet, in a mosque or anywhere else.
British Muslims are disgusted by the terrible news from Kabul and deeply saddened by the prospects of ordinary Afghan people, especially women and girls.
Dr. Taj Hargey (pictured): Ms. Hassan announced that British Muslims are united in welcoming religious fanatics to seize power, and the resulting chaos is both obscene and insulting to the British Muslim community
Kabul’s surrender to the Taliban not only marked the effective end of the British and American occupation, but also marked the restoration of theological tyranny.
After 20 years of nation-building, the retaliation campaign initiated by Tony Blair and George Bush to retaliate against the 9/11 incident failed miserably.
The only beneficiaries are the new fanatics in Afghanistan and other radical jihadist groups in the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia.
For the delusional Khola Hasan, applause is shameful. In fact, everything the Taliban represents clearly violates the Koran and is a betrayal of true Islam.
Ms. Hassan and the Islamic Shari’a Committee (ISC) operate in the theological bubble. ISC is self-appointed and founded by her father Sheikh Suhaib Hasan in 1982 to promote Islamic law in the UK.
For readers who may not be Islamic scholars, a quick summary: Muslims follow the teachings of the Koran, the Bible of Islam, and the teachings revealed by the angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad between 610 and 632 AD.
A U.S. Navy soldier distributes water to children during an evacuation at Kabul Airport
Since the U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan and the Taliban took control of the country on August 13, evacuations in Afghanistan have been ongoing.
But in the following centuries, thousands of excerpts and quotations from the prophets were collected in a manufacturing volume called the Hadith.
Many of these so-called claims are fabricated and invented to support patriarchal, tribal, and sexist societies, depriving women and religious minorities of their rights. These dubious reports became a manual for ideological intolerance and authoritarian governance.
All the abhorrent aspects of populist Islam, from its insistence that women must be covered from head to toe, to violent jihad and the cruel traditional punishment of homosexuality, are derived from the Sunnah.
The Hadith is not the Quran. The two are like day and night: completely opposite.
In addition, ISC supports their narrow and paranoid interpretations of Sharia and ridiculous doctrines.
A Royal Air Force plane is full of embassy staff, British nationals and any Afghans who can settle in the UK
I remember how Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini sentenced the novelist Salman Rushdie to death. Everyone knows what the Decree means, but few people understand that it only represents the personal opinions of individual clergy. These are definitely not sacred diktats.
As a Muslim scholar, I regard Hadith, Sharia law, and Shariah as a toxic triad. But these are not only the cornerstones of Taliban theology and thinking, but also the cornerstones of the selfish Islamic organization to which Ms. Hassan belongs.
Knowing this, you will realize what a cruel lie to say that “all British Muslims are celebrating the revival of the Taliban”. Only religious radicals and sharia fanatics welcome the Taliban to power.
This is a shameless slander against the entire British Muslim community, which makes me deeply saddened and insulted.
I am shocked that the BBC should broadcast Khola Hasan’s words without explaining how wrong and evil they are, or having local experts present to balance and refute her tendentious assertions.
Even to Ms. Hassan, the full scope of the lie will soon become apparent. The Taliban have a supreme goal: to rebuild the mythical 7th-century idealized desert utopia—despite the use of online social media, they believe it can easily promote its harmful sectarianism.
A Pakistani paramilitary soldier (right) and Taliban fighters stand guard at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Tolkham, Khyber District, Pakistan.
No one can save the past, but the Taliban will try to expose women, ethnic minorities and other religious opponents in Afghanistan to ruthless persecution.
All the hard-won freedoms that the Allied soldiers have paid so many sacrifices to establish over the past 20 years will be eradicated. Women in a fragmented family will have no custody, no divorce, and girls will not have the freedom to refuse her husband-even if it is a husband who is much older and has married several other women.
Girls will not have the legal right to receive education and to fulfil their full potential.
At a press conference last week, a Taliban spokesperson claimed that women will enjoy equal rights. If you really want to believe this, ask yourself why there are no women on the table at the seemingly landmark press conference.
“The problem is, we don’t give them a chance,” Ms. Hassan claimed on Radio 4.
‘The kind of language that the Western media uttered when the Taliban took over…Civil war, monsters, they will slaughter people, it will be terrible, poor woman, oh wait, wait, we’re gonna cry our Eyes, the poor woman is returning to the Middle Ages.
“It’s been distorted for so long, I’m used to it; I don’t even blink.
Taliban fighters stand guard at the border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan, in Tolkham, Khyber District, Pakistan
Ms. Hassan continued to complain that France is the real enemy of Muslims because women are not allowed to wear certain clothes on the beach and headscarves are not allowed in public buildings.
If the situation in Kabul were not so tragic, such rubbish would be ridiculous.
“Twenty years is a long time,” she added. “I hope that we are all mature. We have changed our minds, and I hope that the same thing has happened to the Taliban. The Taliban has grown up.
In the coming weeks and months, we will see exactly how much the Taliban has grown and matured.
The only change I can see in the past two decades is the development of the mature Jekyll-and-Hyde dual personality, which will say one thing and do another.
The Taliban tyrant in Afghanistan may have learned to disguise this monster. But behind their fragile appearance, the cruel reality is still as terrible as ever.
Dr. Taj Hargey is the Provost of the Institute of British Islamic Studies in Oxford.