Afganistan: Visit it before the tourists ruin it!
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 97 16:24:14 -0800
Subject: Afganistan: Visit it before the tourists ruin it!
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From: Dr. Burt in Katmandu...
Afganistan: Visit it before the tourists ruin it!!!
*** Afghan Taleban start giving forced hair-cuts
The Taleban are forcibly cutting hair in Kabul in their drive to turn
Afghanistan into the world's purest Islamic state. "We are cutting hair that
hangs over the forehead because when you pray it gets in the way of your
forehead touching the ground; the devil stands between you and God," Maulawi
Abdul Rashid Darkasti of the religious police said. Armed with scissors,
Darkasti stood at a roundabout Tuesday amid piles of severed forelocks. He
stopped buses and cyclists, removing people's hats to check if anyone was
hiding offensive amounts of hair. "We have cut the hair of 56 people already
today," Darkasti said.
© 1997 Peter Langston