Taliban fighters are going door-to-door and forcibly marrying girls as young as 12 and forcing them into sex slavery as they seize vast swathes of the Afghanistan from government forces.
Jihadist commanders have ordered imams in areas they have captured to bring them lists of unmarried women aged from 12 to 45 for their soldiers to marry because they view them as ‘qhanimat’ or ‘spoils of war’ — to be divided up among the victors.
Fighters have then been going door-to-door to claim their ‘prizes’, even looking through the wardrobes of families to establish the ages of girls before forcing them into a life of sexual servitude. …
Taliban fighters are permitted to do this under their strict interpretation of Islam which views women as ‘kaniz’ or ‘commodities’, according to Omar Sadr, professor of politics at the American University of Afghanistan. …
Meanwhile terrified locals who fled the city of Kunduz — captured by the Taliban last week — have told of reprisal attacks carried out by jihadist fighters who hunted down anyone linked to the government and beheaded or executed them.
The Taliban has now captured nine of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals and placed most of the country’s largest cities under siege in a lightning-fast assault that has seen government forces largely capitulate.
Good old 7th-century Arab culture.
The Afghan Government is doing a truly awful job of defending itself, despite all that help. It can’t be too popular, if it is falling to a small militia in cahoots with the drug growers. Afghanistan seems to be well on its way to becoming a full-on narco state.