Female Afghanistan cop shot eight times and had her eyes gouged out by Taliban: ‘Our bodies are fed to dogs’


On Monday, August 16th, News18 reported that a 33-year-old woman named Khatera, who claimed to have been brutalized by the Taliban, shared her horrific story amongst other disturbing actions the Taliban takes against women.

Khatera, a former police personnel, was brutalized by the Taliban in October 2020 when she was two months pregnant. On her way back home from work, she was accosted by three Taliban fighters who checked her ID first and then shot her multiple times.

She took eight bullets to her upper body and indiscriminate knife injuries all over the rest of her body. The Taliban pierced her eyes with knives after she fell unconscious and they left her to die. She said to News18:

“In the eyes of Taliban, women are not living, breathing human beings, but merely some meat and flesh to be battered.”

Since the brutal attack, she has been living with her husband and child for her treatment in Delhi since November 2020. She stated that it was her father, a former Taliban fighter, who conspired the attack on her. She added:

“They [Taliban] first torture us [women] and then discard our bodies to show as specimen of punishment. Sometimes our bodies are fed to dogs. I was lucky that I survived it. One has to live in Afghanistan under the Taliban to even imagine what hell has befallen on the women, children, and minorities there.”

Khatera noted it was possible for her to move to Kabul then go to Delhi for treatment because she had the money to do so. She said:

“This fortune is not available for all. Women and anyone who disobeys the Taliban die in the streets.”

According to reports, a group of women in Kabul held a protest on Tuesday, August 17th, to demand the radical Islamist Taliban respect their fights.

Islamic law has historically opposed educating girls, allowing women in public without prominent head and face coverings, or granting women most of the basic rights considered universal in international human rights law.

Taliban officials have repeatedly stated in the past four months that they will respect the rights of women “according to the sharia,” which has done little to calm the nerves of women in Kabul, particularly those who remember the Taliban’s previous rule. 

The Taliban’s record of abuse against women was prolific prior to the U.S. invasion of the country. In November 2001, former President George W. Bush said:

“Women are imprisoned in their homes and are denied access to basic health care and education.”

Testimonies from regions the Taliban reconquered this past year prior to Kabul suggest that little has changed. Recent reports indicated that jihadists were invading homes door-to-door seeking girls as young as 12 to marry their jihadist fighters or force them into sex slavery.

On Tuesday, August 17th, Taliban officials issued a formal statement offering a general “amnesty” to former Afghan government workers and calling for women to join the new jihadist movement. Taliban leader Enamullah Samangani said:

“The Islamic Emirate doesn’t want women to be victims. They should be in government structure according to Sharia law.”

At a press conference the same day, spokesman Zabihullah Mijahid similarly insisted that the Taliban was open to giving women freedom, but only within the confines of its extremely repressive interpretation of sharia.

However, two days later, on Thursday, August 19th, Taliban leader Waheedullah Hashimi stated that the group would not implement democracy in Afghanistan because its culture and Islamic sharia law did not support such a political system. He said:

“There will be no democratic system at all because it does not have any base in our country. We will not discuss what type of political system we should apply in Afghanistan because it is clear. It is sharia law and that is it.”

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Taliban declares victory over U.S., starts seizing citizens’ weapons saying they ‘can now feel safe’

August 17th, 2021

AFGHANISTAN – The Taliban have declared victory in the war against the United States and began collecting weapons from citizens as they consolidate their hold on the country.

Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar appeared alongside other Taliban leaders in a Twitter video claiming victory:

“We have achieved an unexpected victory. Now is the time to test, to show how we serve our people and ensure their future in the best possible way.”

Baradar reportedly has been named the “leader of Afghanistan” as the United States struggles to complete an evacuation of American personnel from the country in what appeared more like a retreat than a planned drawdown.

Taliban fighters have begun combing the city of Kabul, collecting firearms from citizens claiming people no longer need them. One Taliban official told Reuters:

“We understand people kept weapons for personal safety. They can now feel safe. We are not here to harm innocent civilians.”

MOBY Group, an international news and entertainment provider operating in Afghanistan, reported that the Taliban came to their compound searching for weapons. MOBY Group media company’s Saad Mohseni told the media:

“Taliban soldiers had come to his company compound to enquire [sic] about the weapons kept by his security team.”

TOLOnews, Afghanistan’s first 24/7 news channel owned by MOBY Group, reported similarly on Twitter:

“Taliban entered the TOLOnews compound in Kabul, checked the weapons of the security staff, collected govt-issued weapons, agreed to keep the compound safe.”

Baradar was a prisoner held in a Pakistani jail before he was released almost three years ago at the request of the United States. Although Haibatullah Akhundzada is the Taliban’s leader, Baradar is their political chief and public face.

Baradar fought in the war against the Soviets in the 1980s.

After the Soviets were driven out in 1989, Baradar set up a madrassa in Kandahar with his former commander and reputed brother-in-law, Mohammad Omar. Together, the two mullahs founded the Taliban.

Deeply religious and intolerant, the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in 1996, and Baradar is credited with much of the military success that led to the takeover of the country.

When the United States ousted the Taliban following the attacks in New York and Washington on September 11, 2001, he became the face of the Taliban while in exile.

Then-President Barack Obama, concerned about his military prowess, had the CIA track him down in Karachi in 2010 and convinced Pakistan to arrest and jail him.

In 2018, President Donald Trump’s Afghan envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, asked Pakistan to release Baradar to lead negotiations in Qatar, hoping for a power-sharing agreement. That agreement never came to be.

The takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban so rapidly behind the United States withdrawal has caught the Biden administration by surprise. As Americans flee the country, Afghans left behind fear what will come from the return of the Taliban.

The Taliban is an ultra-conservative political and religious group that have historically committed systemic massacres against civilians, sold ethnic minority women into sex slavery, and savagely oppressed women.

Physicians for Human Rights described the group in 1998:

“To PHR’s knowledge, no other regime in the world has methodically and violently forced half of its population into virtual house arrest, prohibiting them on pain of physical punishment.”

The Taliban promised Tuesday to respect women’s rights, forgive those who fought against them, and ensure the country does not become a haven for terrorists.

U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the world will be watching:

“Like I’ve said all along, this is not about trust. This is about verify. And we’ll see what the Taliban end up doing in the days and weeks ahead, and when I say we, I mean the entire international community.”

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Report: As Taliban seizes billions worth of US hardware in Afghanistan, embassy staff told to destroy American flags

August 15, 2021


The following contains editorial content which is the opinion of the author, a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today. 

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The human pandemic, Joe Biden has another failure to add to his resume.

After turning the border into a free-for-all, destroying the US economy, and destroying our energy independence, Biden has managed in just a few short weeks to make the lives lost in the so-called “war on terror” meaningless.

After removing US troops from Afghanistan only to see the Taliban run roughshod over the country, Biden is sending troops back there to evacuate those Americans remaining in the country. What’s the Paula Abdul song, “One step forward, two steps back?” 

Saturday, the incompetent one ordered a temporary troop surge in order to evacuate embassy staff in Kabul prior to the Taliban likely taking control of the city this coming week. An estimated 5,000 American troops were redeployed to the war-torn nation, the Post Millennial reported.

Earlier this week, when questioned about the Taliban’s advances, Biden said, “…the likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the country again is highly unlikely.” He then left for a five-day vacation to Camp David.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA) weighed in on concerns about how the withdrawal of American forces came about.

“Tonight we held a call with Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the US to discuss the deteriorating situation.

“I remain deeply concerned with the Biden Admin’s mismanagement of their bungled withdrawal. Much like his failed withdrawal from Iraq, it is an embarrassment to our nation.”

In an unbelievable display of abject incompetence and naivete, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki this week, when asked about a “negotiated political settlement” in Afghanistan actually said that the Taliban “has to make an assessment on what they want their role to be in the international community.”

Like the Taliban gives a rat’s ass about their standing “in the international community.” They’re savages.

Several months ago, Biden tipped his hand about a full withdrawal from Afghanistan, scheduling the final “unconditional withdrawal” from the country on September 11, 2021—the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that prompted the military engagement in the first place.

The accelerated withdrawal came as the Taliban has run roughshod through the country, taking one provincial capital after another on their march to Kabul.

The Washington Post reported that an internal memo they received a copy of indicated the US Embassy in Kabul has been told to “destroy items which could be misused in propaganda efforts,” which included American flags.

So while the Biden administration concerns themselves with “propaganda items,” it was reported this week that the Taliban terrorists had seized billions of dollars of US military equipment from Kunduz airport, equipment left behind as the United States abandoned Afghanistan without so much as a measured withdrawal strategy, the Independent reported.

Among items the Taliban seized which can now be used against those 5,000 US troops redeployed in the country are MRAP (mine-resistant ambush protected) vehicles, drones and Humvees. Yes, you read that correctly. The military abandoned military equipment behind to be potentially used against US troops.

German journalist Julian Ropcke of Bild posted photos on Twitter showing equipment seized by the Taliban. Ropcke reported that equipment left for the Taliban includes MaxxPro MRAP vehicles, ScanEagle Drones, and Humvees.

The equipment had been turned over to the Afghan military by the US ostensibly to be used in order to defend themselves; instead they turned tail and ran, abandoning the equipment.

Oh yeah, they also managed to acquire a Blackhawk or two:

And the comment of the day:

The internal memo received by the Post said:

“Facilities will provide destruction support between 0830 and 1600 daily until further notice, please take advantage and reduce the amount of sensitive material on the property.

“Please also include items with embassy or agency logos, American flags, or items which could be misused in propaganda efforts.”

Well done, Joe. China and Russia are laughing at you…and us. 

Here’s proof:



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