View Full Version : Afghanistan During Taliban Regime in 2000


شمله ور خراساني
08-15-2010, 12:43 AM
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Catya Sher
08-15-2010, 03:13 PM
Life looks so much more peaceful then. [ Compare these with the videos of the demonstrations after the attack in Wardak this week.]
What a nice air of serenity, healing to the soul.

Where might that mosque be, the one in the last photo?

Any more photos? These are great.

شمله ور خراساني
08-15-2010, 03:52 PM
last pictures where you see kids playing football and flying kites is Herat. Yes, playing football and flying kites, during taliban in Afghanistan.

Catya Sher
08-15-2010, 04:23 PM
AHA!
All that propaganda is belied by these.
Was it claimed that football was prohibited too?
It would be great to go through all the claims like this which were repeated so many times the world believed them.
In the name of truth, a list of those which are not accurate could be composed, also for the sake of future generations that they will get actual factual accounts of the Taliban's rule at that time.

Yes, could Edris tell us which mosque it is? A famous landmark or a neighborhood mosque?
I was amazed to see in Afghanistan the same Timurid ribbed dome style as in Samarkand and other cities to the north. Timur's tomb, Gur Emir, looks just like this.
We can maybe ask Edris if there are many like this around Herat.

AnGaaR
08-15-2010, 10:46 PM
Sangara and Catya
The Taliban had banned Football and Kites. Ask any Kandahari and he can verify this claim. They had said flying Kites is haram cause you can potentially kill someone.



1. I played football during taliban time in Ghazni,Kabul and Jalalabad.. it wasnt banned in these 3 places.. dono where it was banned :)
I remember there was match between Herat and Kandahar teams..
There used to be tournaments during taliban time :)
Our current cricket team was found during taliban time


2. Flying kites was banned because guys used to stand on the top of the roofs and fly kites looking into other ppl's homes.. They used to fly kites near dashte barchi kabul and other areas .. not on the roof of their homes.. Yes we can say that taliban couldnt go to deh mazang mountain or to each and every door and knock to stop them from flying kites..
Shor bazar was selling kites.. if taliban had banned it, y was shorbazar having kite selling shops?



Lets not hide the reality.. I am not pro taliban but i wont go and lie about random stuff.. what i had seen i told u guys.. i lived in ghazni for 6 months, for some months in kabul.. then i went to mazar and jalalabad too.. i didnt find the Kite and Football banned :)

شمله ور خراساني
08-15-2010, 10:48 PM
thank you angaar!

شمله ور خراساني
08-15-2010, 10:50 PM
Did anyone notice something very disturbing in this image here:



http://avalon.unomaha.edu/afghan/afghanistan/Taliban/as06.jpg








I see women there walking outside without male chaperons. WTH?

Catya Sher
08-15-2010, 11:16 PM
Re Angaar:

Right there, real testimony as to the true situation, such remarkable true accounts should be all written up and published. I can't stand lies being promoted everywhere and pounded in everybody's minds. It's important to counter that. Thanks, too!

Jasmine, for such a positive attitude expressed above, if you really mean it, I'm not sure whether you are kidding or not -
- you could be named the Directress-in-Chief of the future news agency, Afghan Islamic Media, AIM, upon their return to positions of power.

So why not start preparing for this right now ? Not a minute to waste....!

Maybe the chaperones are temporarily hidden in shops buying things for their families...?

شمله ور خراساني
08-15-2010, 11:28 PM
Catya Sher.

I being from Kandahar I can tell you that the entire south misses the Taliban and they still support them.
why do they miss them? You talk like they are gone. They have never left the south.

Catya Sher
08-15-2010, 11:58 PM
Well, good, let's get everybody geared up and behind them and launch a successful drive to free up the entire region!

Jasmine, you can accompany the victorious forces to conduct interviews and document for posterity the events to happen as God wills.

Catya Sher
08-16-2010, 06:04 PM
If that's true, which I doubt, they would have learned from all these years and be much more shrewd in international alliances, one assumes.
They would be wiser in general too.
If they are smart, they would hopefully want professionals and skilled, talented Afghans from all over the world to participate actively this time around if they came to power. That would ensure a wide base of support and more acceptibility from all factions.

شمله ور خراساني
08-16-2010, 06:53 PM
You got to be out your mind to assume the Taliban had any good in them. There entire manifesto was to make Afghanistan subservient to Punjab.


do you have a copy of that manifesto you could share with us?

Catya Sher
08-16-2010, 08:58 PM
Here we have GoPashtunGo also employing Communist terminology to Islamic areas.....

As long as we of PF are able to speak out where so many Afghans MUST be silent - and some are furious that they can not say anything appreciable - why don't we here draw up some ideas for the next government and social system?

I think the atmosphere should be less repressive. Liberals especially those coming from abroad who are happy with Western ways, could agree to confine their ways to their own homes.
One of the problems that happened with the Communist time was the "brain drain" - I wrote about this. So to bring those brains back some sort of compromise needs to be effected. I am assuming the govt. would be Islamic in nature.




I think it would be valuable in the extreme to consider various possibilities and debate. Onlookers, if there are any, in Afghanistan could take some encouragement that people are expressing perhaps what they think but cannot say outright.

It wouldn't hurt...

Lemar
08-19-2010, 06:36 PM
AHA!
All that propaganda is belied by these.
Was it claimed that football was prohibited too?
It would be great to go through all the claims like this which were repeated so many times the world believed them.
In the name of truth, a list of those which are not accurate could be composed, also for the sake of future generations that they will get actual factual accounts of the Taliban's rule at that time.

Yes, could Edris tell us which mosque it is? A famous landmark or a neighborhood mosque?
I was amazed to see in Afghanistan the same Timurid ribbed dome style as in Samarkand and other cities to the north. Timur's tomb, Gur Emir, looks just like this.
We can maybe ask Edris if there are many like this around Herat.

Its Gohar Shad Begum's tomb I guess.
Playing football was never banned during the Taliban regime but flying kites were banned but still as I remember all kids including me were flying kites.

Catya Sher
08-19-2010, 07:05 PM
Edris, Thank You Very Much!

I like Gowhar Shad, a great patroness of the arts and building. She also has a mosque across the border.

Have you seen the interior of this tomb?
Are you over there now? Can you take photos for us of the interior if there's anything?
I want to go see it myself if I could but for now that would help!

Thanks for confirming the truth about those sports/pastimes under Taliban time.
What a big deal the Western media machine makes over such stupid things anyway, don't you think? I would be interested to hear your perspective.