“Music is forbidden in Islam…”
Coming as a surprise to no one, word is leaking out of Afghanistan that the Taliban has already begun their own very bloody version of Communist China’s Cultural Revolution.
But in all honesty, this is the same style of blood-soaked iron-fisted rule they enjoyed until American, Afghan and various Western nations removed them from power starting in 2001.
With that said, reporter Joshua Zitser of the Business Insider is reporting that an Afghan folk singer Fawad Andarabi.
Note that Andarabi doesn’t sing Western Pop, standard Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal, etc., etc. The guy sings quite old Afghan Folk Music.
As reported by Zitser (emphasis mine);
The Taliban killed a popular Afghan folk singer just days after the group said it hoped to ban music from being played in public in Afghanistan, according to a former minister.
Fawad Andarabi was “brutally killed” on Saturday, said Masoud Andarabi, who was the Interior Minister under former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, in a Twitter post.
He was reportedly dragged from his village home in Andarab, near the Panjshir Valley, before being shot dead, according to LBC News.
Zabihullah Mujahid, who is seen as a likely contender for the new government’s culture minister role, told the paper that the Taliban is hoping to “persuade people” not to perform music.
Under the previous period of rule, the Taliban banned all music, apart from some religious chants, according to The Guardian. Cassette tapes were destroyed, musical instruments were forbidden, and even captive songbirds were outlawed, the paper said.
Taliban’s brutality continues in Andarab. Today they brutally killed folkloric singer, Fawad Andarabi who simply was brining joy to this valley and its people. As he sang here “our beautiful valley….land of our forefathers…” will not submit to Taliban’s brutality. pic.twitter.com/3Jc1DnpqDH
— Masoud Andarabi (@andarabi) August 28, 2021