Monday 30 August 2021

Sharia law in Afghanistan

As soon as the US and other Westerners pullout from the Afghan territory, Taliban leaders will be able to impose the Sharia law in Afghanistan. This means that religion will be mixed with government, as we have already seen in Saudi Arabia and Iran. 

The two islamic countries just above mentioned, which are respectively a theocratic monarchy and an islamic republic, often give conflicting interpretations of the Sharia law.  For istance, there are differences with regard to dispute settlements, legal matters, punishment, and marital disputes. In this context, Taliban leaders are going to establish Sharia regime in Afghanistan.  

On the contrary, everything including religion must evolve with time. That's the reason why religion law may not have a place in modern societies governed by constitutional systems.

Saturday 21 August 2021

Taliban advance as the US withdraws

On August 15th, Taliban fighters entered the outskirts of the Afghan capital virtually unopposed. This indicated the end of a Western political experiment which lasted two decades. In this context, it seems not easy to understand the reason why the US and the EU have been ignoring Taliban's cruelty toward Afghan people. 

Actually, the main objective of the world superpower is always the same: control over oil and gas resources which are located in central Asia (mainly Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan). Taliban and the US are now allies in that corner of the world where there is still a Russian (and maybe Chinese) influence.