On Wednesday, MSNBC released an opinion piece comparing radical Taliban terrorists, who are known to decapitate people, rape women, execute people and kill women who don’t wear a burka, to pro-life Republican lawmakers.
The piece, which was written by columnist Dean Obeidallah, said that “the Taliban aren’t the only ones trying to impose their will on women’s bodies and choices.”
“Over the last few days, the airwaves have been filled with Republicans voicing their deep concern over the rights of the women of Afghanistan,” Obeidallah wrote, adding, “And yet, I have to wonder where these voices were when extremists, based on a narrow reading of their religion’s beliefs, enacted a law that forces a woman who was raped to carry the fetus of the rapist to term?”
“Look, nobody is saying the GOP and the Taliban are equally bad,” he said as he noted that Republican lawmakers of attempting to “impose their religious beliefs on all others.”
Is opposing the murder of unborn children really simply a religious belief?
“If the GOP wants to show that it is sincerely concerned with the rights of the women in Afghanistan, it can start by first championing the human rights of women in the U.S. But instead, it is doing all it can to prevent gender equality while oppressing women based on its members’ extreme religious beliefs,” Obeidallah wrote.
“Sound familiar?” he finished.
Obeidallah’s comparison between pro-lifers and Taliban extremists is disgusting to say the least considering one group opposes murdering unborn children while the other murders anyone who doesn’t submit to Sharia Law.
According to a new report from Fox News, an Afghanistan woman was shot and killed by the Taliban on Tuesday for not wearing a burqa.
The devastating news comes after President Joe Biden’s disastrous withdraw from Afghanistan which left the Taliban in control of the country with thousands of Americans and Afghan allies stranded.
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
A graphic photo exclusively obtained by Fox News reportedly shows a woman lying in a pool of blood in the Taloqan district as her parents and other individuals huddle around her. The woman was allegedly killed because she left her house without a burqa, Fox News reported. The Taliban allegedly continues to patrol Kabul, searching for activists and government workers, while gunshots have reportedly been heard as the fighters make their way through the capital, according to Fox News.
Taliban Commander Assad Massoud Khistani recently told CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward that women should not be fearful of the Taliban but must cover up. Ward, who was wearing an abaya that covers everything but the face, hands and feet, was told she was not dressed conservatively enough. Khistani said women would have to wear a niqab, which is a veil for the face that only allows the eyes to be visible, as previously reported.
The Taliban, however, has attempted to paint themselves as pro-women’s rights in recent days, encouraging women to join the government. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Tuesday that women’s rights would be honored within the confines of sharia law, according to Fox News. Taliban cultural commission member Enamullah Samangani also said the new government will “provide women with [the] environment to work and study.”
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