Afghanistan – The Taliban ban music, execute musician


As Biden tries to spin that there is a kinder more gentler Taliban, we only need to look at the stories of how the music died literally with the horrific killing of Afghan folk singer Fawad Andarabi, who was executed by the Taliban for playing music. Add the failed attempt to save 280 young girls who were renown musicians. It tells us all we need to know. 

New York Post:

It is the stuff of horror, heartache and helplessness: Afghan girls who have devoted their entire lives to making melodies have not only been silenced amid the Taliban takeover — they have been barred from entering the US military-run airport in Kabul.

According to reports, the girls had traveled over 17 hours with no food or water only to be turned away at the airport.

According to reports, the girls had traveled over 17 hours with no food or water only to be turned away at the airport.Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla/U.S. Marine Corps via AP

Now, the clock has run out.

“We had seven buses filled with world-renowned orchestra performers — 280 girls all approved to go,” said Robert Stryk, a Washington fixer who has been coordinating private evacuation efforts in conjunction with former Navy SEAL and US Congressman Scott Taylor (R-Va.).

“Our hearts are broken,” he added. “These young girls spent 17 hours on a hot bus with no food or water and were 393 feet from freedom but were denied entry into the airport because the United States government gave [the Taliban] the power to override the US Army’s 82nd Airborne.

“Our elected leaders failed these 280 young girls.”

For a glimpse into what the girls have to look forward to:

For Afghans, the day the music died coincided with the Taliban takeover of their country. Nothing drove home that fact than the horrific killing of Afghan folk singer Fawad Andarabi, who was executed by the Taliban for playing music.

The singer’s son said that the Taliban came to their farm and shot his father in the head. They targeted him because of his fame for playing the ghichak, a bowed lute, and preserving the traditional songs about his country.

While the Taliban told the media it would investigate, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid emphasized that “Music is forbidden in Islam.” Just days before, he announced to the media that music was banned. It was one of the first things the Taliban did after retaking power.  Music was also banned under Taliban rule from 1996 until 2001.

Afghanistan: Afghan Folk Singer Fawad Andarabi Shot Dead By The Taliban | NewsMo

 

 

It wasn’t always this way in Afghanistan. For those who may not have seen this.

 

Afghanistan’s Golden Age: The Land Where Women’s Rights Were At Par With Western Nations | NewsMo

 

 

For more on this

The Forgotten: Afghan Women, Girls; the Forgotten Golden Age of Afghanistan

 

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24 Responses to “Afghanistan – The Taliban ban music, execute musician”

  1. Steve Dennis Says:

    I can’t help but think that this whole thing was some type of payoff to somebody, none of this makes any sense and we know Joe and his son have deals all around the world.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      I think an important aspect was to demoralize the military. There have been many on the air saying they will end their careers soon and would not want their child to serve… these are from generational military families. Interesting he has the fellow over from Ukraine today.. Something in the air about the Ukraine.

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  2. peter3nj Says:

    Just a uneducated thought here: If there is a place for logic in what Biden and his puppet masters have pulled off it is the propping up of Joe’s Taliban buddies with both humanitarian and financial aid. Meanwhile it’s important the New Orleans Saints find a place to play Sunday should their home field prove unplayable. It’s all about priorities and this country’s got em…

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  3. markone1blog Says:

    As I noted in my post, maybe Joe can send Hunter and Frank to establish a branch of the Biden family business over there. It seems artists are in short supply there.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. John Says:

    Afghanistan has never known peace and will never know peace because the animals thast live there are still stuck in the bestiality of the 7th century and have no desire to be anywhere else. They seem to love shedding blood at the slightest pretext — my big concern right now is “How many of those kind of Afghans has Biden allowed to be imported into The United States? Will we live to see rampages of beheadings on the streets of America in the same vein as the mass shootings that we have endured?

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    • Mustang Says:

      None of us choose where we are born. I feel blessed to have been born here in the land of the free. As NRRinglee suggested (below), we are the result of our culture. We can’t escape that. The Afghans are simply who they are, how they were raised, what they were taught by their parents and communities. In non-secular societies, that result has much to do with religion. We could never change that direction in a thousand years. It would have been better not to be there in the first place. Ringlee is wise to observe that our federal government is morally bankrupt.

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  5. markone1blog Says:

    One thing I really couldn’t believe (until I got confirmation over at GP) was that Biden checked his watch with every salute given by the honor guard. Thirteen times, he checks his watch. Where did he need to go?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Mustang Says:

      I have known federal bureaucrats across the wide spectrum of American government. A peculiar lot, but with amazing consistencies. None feel responsible for government policy; their task is to implement it according to their regulatory guidebooks. At State and DoD, none have any feeling for the young man or woman who wears combat boots who are charged with executing their assigned mission. Bureaucrats didn’t send the troops into harm’s way, and if some of these young people get killed, it wasn’t the bureaucrat’s fault. Shit happens. Bad luck. Karma. The cost of doing business.

      Ratchet that up a few notches and you find Biden impatiently looking at his watch. He didn’t send troops to Afghanistan … Bush did that. What? Withdrawal is a cluster? Well, it’s simply the cost of doing business. Besides, it was probably time for his nap.

      My point is that we “err” if we think that any government employee gives a damn about the consequences of government action. People aren’t made that way. If anyone is giving much thought to this (I have seen no evidence of it), then at some point they will realize that when we say, “elections have consequences,” it really is true. Of the three, Wynken, Blinken, and Nod, we only chose Nod. Nod chose Blinken and Austin; someone else chose Pelosi.

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  6. markone1blog Says:

    In large part, we blogged about the same thing again. One thing that I found (despite the NUMEROUS denials on the “fact check sites”) — yes, they are hanging people from helicopters that Joe left. I have a tweet from Britain’s Sun that includes a photo of such.

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  7. SeaShell Says:

    DOES ANYBODY REALLY WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH???—I HIGHLY DOUBT IT. HERE GOES THE BOTTOM LINE. TRUMP NOR BIDEN GIVEN A DAMN ABOUT ANY TROOPS OR CIVILIANS, WHETHER THEY ARE AT HOME OR ABROAD. DEPOPULATION IS ON BOTH OF THEIR AGENDAS AND VIVIDLY SO. WHETHER ANYONE IS AT HOME OR OVERSEAS THEY MAKE A DEMAND FOR ALL TO TAKE THESE POISONS CALLED VACCINATIONS. ESPECIALLY OUR TROOPS ARE UNDER PRESSURE NOT FROM AFGHANISTAN ALONE, BUT FROM TRUMP AND BIDEN ALONG WITH THE PENTAGON DEMANDING THEM TO TAKE POISONS. SO IF THE WARS AND THE BATTLES DO NOT KILL YOU THE VACCINATIONS WILL. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHO IN THE HELL YOU ARE, THEY WANT YOU DEAD, AND LEAVE PLENTY OF ROOM FOR THEM AND THEIR ROBOTS. THAT WAY THEY DO NOT HAVE A BUNCH OF USELESS EATERS, AS THEY WOULD LIKE TO CALL US.
    TRUMP IS STILL EXTREMELY PROUD OF HIS VACCINES AND SAYS EVERYONE SHOULD TAKE THEM. MONEY WORKS WITH MONEY

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  8. peter3nj Says:

    Since these girls aren’t rap artists the desensitized majority apathetic western world could care less. With this story several days old by now they’re probably all married to Taliban fighters. Let us pray there is a special section in hell for Biden and members of his administration.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      The society itself has found itself in hell. After yesterday’s spin I am sickened. Yes, great success.

      Liked by 2 people

      • nrringlee Says:

        We cannot fix failed cultures. We cannot even fix our own. The source of all of these troubles is culture. Culture springs from theology in the end. If you do not account to a Loving God you account to something else and that something else is never good. But on to the theme. Quote from me in late 1975. “The American Left has never met a totalitarian movement it did not both envy and admire.” It is all about power. Earthly power. That is the goal. Hence tragedy.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        You ease my conscience……

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  9. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    It seems to me that there were only three choices. Stay there longer (or forever) and protect them, evacuate to America (or elsewhere) anyone endangered by the Taliban or abandon them.
    I’m thinking….

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    • bunkerville Says:

      The mean age of the Afghans is 20 something. They have not known the Taliban. We created one big mess. Frankly I am torn… something I wouldn’t let happen to my dog. By the way, they ban dogs….Yet we cannot save the world.

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    • Mustang Says:

      There were other options. If the US invaded Afghanistan (and it did), then it took on the obligation to become responsible for what happened afterward.

      Option: decide on an Afghan policy and stick with it. US policy toward Afghanistan (such as it was) shifted three times during the Bush Administration, was totally ignored through half of the Obama administration, and marginally addressed by the Trump administration.

      Option: employ competent people to carry out ONE policy and its subordinate objectives. We couldn’t do that because we don’t have any competent people in our government, and no one knew what our policy objectives ought to be. We only have functionaries whose long-term goals are a retirement check.

      Option: Unshackle ourselves from the failed Vietnamization-like policies and go for broke. Publicly identify those who send troops to kill ours and attack them as well: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were at the top of that heap.

      But the adventure was doomed to failure from the start. Even if the US completely took over Afghanistan and installed an “occupation” government, it could hardly fix that woebegone place because its entire economy is centered on the production, sale, and distribution of opium. How would that have worked out?

      You talk to any lance corporal who served in Afghanistan for longer than a full minute on the very first day, and he would have told you that the American expedition would end badly.

      Well, it all comes back to us. We hired the boobs that screwed the pooch in Afghanistan by doing exactly what the Saudis and Pakistanis knew we would do. We saved Al Qaeda, re-energized radical Islam, and then imported thousands of radical Islamists to live within our communities. Americans should be thinking about that in a few years when one of these thousands of radicals hold their heads back by the hair and slit their throats … a second in time when the last thing you hear is Allahu Akbar.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Unfortunately maunly in the cities did enjoy a better way of life thanks to us. 279 women judges that convicted the Taliban for crimes. Freedoms that now will be taken away from all of them For women an unthinkable end. We found the genocide of the jews unthinkable. Is this any less? I put forward my argument in a previous post.
        To leave children and young girls to this fate is immoral and reprehensible as far as I am concerned. Once we put our stamp on it… its ours. I am sticking with this.

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      • Mustang Says:

        I’m quite sure that they are, at present, more in fear for their lives than their freedoms. Yes, you’re right … it is immoral and reprehensible. We should have remained with “In God We Trust,” rather than “god is dead.” Without an acknowledgment of God, there is no morality in government. It becomes, as my friend Kid reminds us, the work of Satan — and that’s where we are today.

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