31 May '18, 6pm

Taliban and Islamic State target religious opponents in Afghanistan | FDD's Long War Journal

The State Department’s “International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 ,” which was published online earlier this week, offers a striking description of the Taliban’s totalitarian tactics. At a time when the US is seeking to negotiate a peace deal with some Taliban leaders, Foggy Bottom reports that the group “continued to assassinate and threaten religious leaders with death for preaching messages contrary to the Taliban’s interpretation of Islam or its political agenda.” As part of its widespread assassination campaign, “Taliban gunmen killed imams and other religious officials throughout the country.” The situation has become so problematic that the Afghan President’s Office and the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs (MOHRA) “estimated the pace of killings by the Taliban had increased and would likely exceed the 150 religious officials killed in 2016.” Not all cler...

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