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Afghanistan: Women flogged in public for crimes such as leaving their father’s or husband’s house with another man



The prohibition on women going out without a male guardian is not the Taliban’s invention. It’s basic, mainstream Sharia: “The husband may forbid his wife to leave the home…because of the hadith related by Bayhaqi that the Prophet…said, ‘It is not permissible for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day to allow someone into her husband’s house if he is opposed, or to go out of it if he is averse” (Reliance of the Traveller m10.4).

“19 inmates flogged in public in northern Afghanistan,” by Daniel Stewart, News 360, November 20, 2022 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A total of 19 men and women have been flogged in public as judicial punishment in Afghanistan’s Tajar province, the Afghan Supreme Court said Saturday.

The convicts have been convicted of crimes such as adultery, leaving their father’s or husband’s house with another man or theft. Each of them received 39 lashes at a ceremony held a week ago in the provincial capital, Taluqan.

The public punishment is intended as a warning to the criminals and a lesson to the guilty, according to the statement of the Supreme Court, controlled like all other Afghan institutions by the Taliban.

Taliban leader Mullah Hebatullah Ajundzada recently ordered Afghanistan’s judges to fully apply Sharia — or Islamic law — against those who commit a range of crimes that could be punishable even by public amputations or stoning for offenses such as robbery, kidnapping or sedition….